Arctic Drilling – GBRI
 

In a rare example of world’s leading nations joining hands to tackle environmental problems before they begin, Canada will join more than a dozen countries today to sign a deal to block commercial fishing in the High Arctic for 16 years. Apart from the fishing ban, countries also commit to major scientific work on the entire […]

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Investors managing more than $2.5 trillion have warned that fossil fuel companies backing Donald Trump’s plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  to drilling could face “enormous reputational risk and public backlash”. The group also adds that exploiting that area, which is one of wildest places left on Earth, would be an “irresponsible business decision”, as global action on […]

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A group of environmentalists led by Greenpeace and Youth and Nature filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government for its decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration. The protesters said the move would make it difficult for the country to meet its Paris Agreement targets and would negatively impact the health […]

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It seems like the US President Donald Trump has learnt no lesson whatsoever from the massive destruction caused by two back-to-back hurricanes that experts believe were intensified by climate change. It has been estimated that the total cost of rebuilding after hurricanes Harvey and Irma would be around $150 billion! Still, instead of pushing for clean […]

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To oppose Norwegian government’s efforts to carry out aggressive search for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners that read: “People Vs. Arctic Oil”. The protestors are opposing the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km […]

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