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.

You Spoke Up and the U.S. Coast Guard Is Listening

Blog Post | July 3, 2013 | Kevin Harun
Earlier this year, Pacific Environment exposed how the U.S. delegation to the U.N. agency overseeing the creation of new international shipping rules in Arctic waters led the charge for...

The Arctic – the New Wild West

Blog Post | May 3, 2013 | Kevin Harun
Centuries ago, European settlers stumbled upon the New World, a pristine world teaming with wildlife and abundance. Immediately the race was on to exploit these resources which were thought...

Why is the U.S. Okay with Trashing the Arctic?

Blog Post | March 29, 2013 | Kevin Harun
When you throw a piece of trash from your car window, or get rid of your old computer in the woods anywhere in the United States, you’re violating littering or dumping laws, and...

A Warming Arctic Threatens Subsistence Communities

Blog Post | March 28, 2013 | Galina Angarova
Back in January, I was asked to present on the topic of food sovereignty and climate change for the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples conference. As I was mulling over...

RAIPON Reinstated: “A Collective Achievement”

Blog Post | March 20, 2013 | Galina Angarova
Rodion Sulyandziga was able to breathe a sigh of relief last week when Russia’s Ministry of Justice announced that the country’s leading indigenous organization would be allowed to operate...

No Rest for Shell Oil and President Obama

Blog Post | March 20, 2013 | Alex Levinson
I was hopeful that some real progress would be made when the Department of the Interior suspended Shell’s drilling program in the Arctic because of the company’s chain of...