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.

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...

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...

Arctic Beats Back Shell Oil

Blog Post | February 28, 2013 | Alex Levinson
When Shell announced yesterday that it was giving up on its plans to drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic this year, I was elated—but not exactly surprised. A chain...

Letter to the Arctic Environmental Ministers on Black Carbon

Press Release | February 4, 2013
We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, write to urge you to use the occasion of the historic second meeting of Arctic environment ministers to strongly encourage Arctic states to take...

The World’s Top 3 Climate Change Threats

Blog Post | January 31, 2013 | Alex Levinson
Do you know what China, Australia, and the Arctic have in common? Apart from stunning scenery, it turns out that each is home to one of the 3 biggest...

Meet Kevin Harun, Our New Arctic Director, Who Hitchhiked His Way to the Heart of the World

Blog Post | January 31, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
As a 19-year old, Kevin Harun adored actress Mary Tyler Moore; he was convinced that it would be a great adventure to track her down in Minnesota. When he...