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.

Conservation Organizations Urge Through Review of Arctic Drilling

Press Release | January 28, 2013
In a letter sent to Interior’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Tommy Beaudreau today, thirteen conservation groups ask that a review of Shell’s 2012-2013 Arctic drilling...

Coal: It’s What’s for Dinner

Blog Post | January 16, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
A while ago I stopped eating fish, in part because I worried that it might contain an unhealthy helping of mercury—a potent neurotoxin that can cause birth defects and...

Conservation Groups Ask Obama for Suspension of Arctic Drilling

Press Release | January 10, 2013
Today CEOs from Alaska Wilderness League, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Environment America, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, National...

Shell’s Failed Arctic Experiment

Blog Post | January 7, 2013 | Colleen Keane
Shell ended its 2012 Arctic drilling season with a bang. On New Year’s Eve, one of its drill rigs—the Kulluk— ran aground near Kodiak Island, Alaska, in a severe...

Save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the U.S. Government

Blog Post | December 21, 2012 | Doug Norlen
Did you know that the U.S. government is slated to finance a massive dirty fossil fuel project that will damage Australia’s world-famous Great Barrier Reef—home to sea turtles, dugongs,...

Why Protect the Great Barrier Reef When You Can Have Yourself an Aquarium?

Blog Post | October 29, 2012 | Doug Norlen
I don’t know about you, but I prefer my nature wild, not behind Plexiglas. Sadly, not everyone agrees. In early October, the U.S. Government’s export promotion agency, Export-Import Bank,...