The Arctic is ground zero for climate change. We and allies block offshore oil drilling. We route ships away from coastal communities and wildlife to avoid collisions and catastrophic oil spills. And we help propel the shipping industry into a clean energy future.


Tell the President to Stop All Arctic Drilling

June 4, 2016
We need your help. Tell President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Jewell to halt proposed plans to allow drilling in Alaskan waters. Shell recently announced that it is...

Pacific Walrus Protection and Management in a Changing Climate

May 18, 2016
A new report published by Pacific Environment examines potential projects to protect and manage walrus and other ice-dependent species population in Arctic. On both sides of the International Date...
President Obama meets with Kevin Baker, the 2011 Iditarod winner, on Sept. 2 in Kotzebue, Alaska. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Obama and Nordic Leaders Pledge Arctic Cooperation

May 13, 2016
President Obama and the leaders of the five Nordic nations declared on Friday that they have common interests in protecting the rapidly changing Arctic.
A meeting of the International Maritime Organization in London next week will hear about the impact of shipping on northern environment and communities from Indigenous leaders. (Photo: Beluga Shipping/Associated Press)

The US-Led Arctic Council is Still Trying to Get Americans to Care About the Arctic

May 8, 2016
When the United States took over chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council a year ago, officials articulated some lofty goals under a theme of “One Arctic.”
Local children stand on the shore as the Coast Guard ship Des Groseilliers sits in the waters near the Arctic community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut. (Photo: Chris Wattie/REUTERS)

Ban Use of Heavy Fuel in the Arctic by Ships: Environmental Groups

April 20, 2016
A coalition of international environmental groups is calling on the International Maritime Organization to prohibit the use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters.
Executive panel at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The council imposes regulation for ships and seafarers engaged in global trade in the aftermath of World War II. (Photo: The Maritime Executive)

A Code to Grow On

April 18, 2016
If asked about the significance of the 68th annual meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, a sub-group of the International Maritime Organisation, most would draw a blank. Mention,...