The True Cost of Oil Spills

February 9, 2017
The Arctic hosts one of the world’s most productive and most pristine marine environments.  An oil spill of heavy fuel oil, which could devastate this fragile world and destroy food sources for arctic communities, is the top threat associated with increased Arctic shipping.  Heavy fuel oil is extremely toxic...

The Power of Partnerships

January 31, 2017
Nina Zaporotskaya created an unlikely alliance between park rangers and indigenous groups to protect wild salmon. Nina Zaporotskaya is a salmon defender. And she is one of the reasons we’re witnessing a sea change in our longstanding fight to protect one of Kamchatka’s most iconic creatures: wild salmon. The...

Arctic Peoples and Mammals in Crisis

January 30, 2017
Eduard Zdor protects walruses threatened by climate change and connects indigenous youth with their cultural traditions. Scientists and indigenous...

Courage Trumps Fear

January 30, 2017
Aleksei Gribkov defies government pressure and wins landmark legal victory for Russia’s environmental movement. Aleksei Gribkov did not back...

Saving Russia’s Forest Starts with Protecting Its Big Cats

January 30, 2017
Sergei Berezniuk’s fight to protect the endangered Siberian tiger helps save an entire ecosystem. In the summer of 2012,...

The True Cost of Oil Spills

February 9, 2017
The Arctic hosts one of the world’s most productive and most pristine marine environments.  An oil spill of heavy fuel oil, which could devastate this fragile world and destroy food sources for arctic communities, is the top threat associated...

The Power of Partnerships

January 31, 2017
Nina Zaporotskaya created an unlikely alliance between park rangers and indigenous groups to protect wild salmon. Nina Zaporotskaya is a salmon defender. And she is one of the reasons we’re witnessing a sea change in our longstanding fight to...

Arctic Peoples and Mammals in Crisis

January 30, 2017
Eduard Zdor protects walruses threatened by climate change and connects indigenous youth with their cultural traditions. Scientists and indigenous...

Courage Trumps Fear

January 30, 2017
Aleksei Gribkov defies government pressure and wins landmark legal victory for Russia’s environmental movement. Aleksei Gribkov did not back...

Saving Russia’s Forest Starts with Protecting Its Big Cats

January 30, 2017
Sergei Berezniuk’s fight to protect the endangered Siberian tiger helps save an entire ecosystem. In the summer of 2012,...

Get Heavy Fuel Oil Out of the Arctic, Say Environmental, Indigenous Reps

October 25, 2016
Keep the Arctic cold and clean by cutting out heavy shipping fuels: that’s the message from a coalition of environmental advocacy groups and Indigenous speakers who want the International Marine Organization to keep heavy fuel oil out of the Arctic.

Arctic Has to Be Heard: Inuit to Make First Address to World Shipping Group

October 23, 2016
A delegation of Arctic aboriginals that includes Canadian Inuit will use its first appearance before the group that regulates global shipping to argue that it shouldn’t be its last. “The voice of the Arctic has to be heard,” said longtime Inuit leader Tagak Curley, one of five presenters from...

Why the Arctic is Central to the Earth’s Climate System

October 20, 2016
In September 2016, President Obama ratified the climate change deal signed by nearly 200 nations in Paris in December...

Why We Need to Get the World’s Dirtiest Fuel Out of Arctic Waters

October 20, 2016
The Arctic's maritime history is littered with tales of ships crushed or trapped by ice, or of vessels disappeared...

Arctic Indigenous Leaders to Push for Permanent Voice in World Maritime Body

October 20, 2016
A coalition of environmental groups is calling for a permanent voice for Arctic Indigenous communities at the world body...

Arctic Commitment Signatories Demand Arctic Shipping Clean Up

January 25, 2017
A world-leading expedition cruise ship operator today joined international environmental organisations to spearhead the protection of Arctic communities and ecosystems from risks posed by the use of marine heavy fuel oil (HFO) to power ships, at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway.

Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Reject ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be the next Secretary of State.

January 10, 2017
A broad coalition of more than 50 national organizations -- including groups focused on foreign policy, civil rights, climate, human rights, faith, labor, development and transparency issues -- sent a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging it to reject ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be the...

Arctic Indigenous Leaders From Alaska, Russia and Canada Make Historic London Address on Impacts of Arctic Ocean Shipping

October 19, 2016
Six Arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Canada, and Russia will travel to London next week to address the International...

Obama Arctic Legacy That Included Phase Out of Heavy Fuel Oil Would Eliminate Most Dangerous Threat Identified for Arctic Waters

July 8, 2016
President Obama made history last summer by being the first sitting president to visit the Arctic, speaking passionately about...

Coalition Calls on International Maritime Organization to Prohibit Heavy Fuel in Arctic Waters as 2016 Antarctic Ban Takes Effect

April 14, 2016
As polar ice recedes, increased Arctic vessel traffic increases the urgency to craft protections for fragile Arctic marine environments...

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 Line, indigenous communities and scientists are seeing less sea ice and more walruses hauling out in greater numbers on land....

Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East

November 20, 2014
  Drawing on local expertise and lessons learned from the past 25 years, Pacific Environment’s report, Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East, establishes a forward-thinking set of priorities to achieve important conservation successes in the Russian Far East and the Arctic in the next decade. Over the...

The U.S Export-Import Bank’s Dirty Dollars

October 21, 2014
Pacific Environment and allies Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S. released the results...

Frozen Future: Shell’s Ongoing Gamble in the Arctic

February 25, 2014
“The U.S. Arctic Ocean presents almost a perfect storm of risks – a requirement for a long-term capital-intensive investment...

Bay Area Smart Energy 2020

March 1, 2012
Bay Area Smart Energy 2020 – At a Glance “Audaciously ambitious,” Forbes Magazine Our report “Bay Area Smart Energy...