Oceans are home to most of the life on our planet. They also regulate the climate and provide food to billions of people. We partner with local and indigenous communities to protect ocean and coastal ecosystems from catastrophic oil spills, rapidly increasing ship traffic and ocean trash.

Save Endangered Whales from Big Oil

Blog Post | April 25, 2013 | Doug Norlen
Sakhalin Island, sometimes called “The Edge of the Earth” lies off the coast of Russia and just north of Japan and looks out onto the vast Pacific Ocean. The...

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...

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...

Ship Traffic Threatens Arctic

Blog Post | February 28, 2013 | Kevin Harun
Climate change is melting the Arctic ice cap at an alarming rate. As the ice recedes, it gives way to new new sea routes—setting the stage for a dramatic increase in...

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...