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International Coalition Calls to Clean Up Carnival Cruises

Press Release | July 9, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As Carnival Corporation’s first ships of the season arrive in the Arctic, an international coalition of environmental groups has joined together to call on the...

Lake Baikal Loses a Critical Champion

Blog Post | June 20, 2018 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director and Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Ecologist and indigenous activist Sergei Shapkhaev, who galvanized popular support for the world’s largest freshwater lake and protected it from industrial activities, has died in his native Buryatia in...

Communities Win International Protections for the Arctic Ocean

Blog Post | May 25, 2018 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director
Reporting directly from London, I’m excited to tell you that yesterday was a big day for Arctic waters and wildlife. Indigenous leaders and environmental activists like me convinced the...

IMO Moves to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic

Press Release | April 13, 2018
London, 13th April 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance applauded progress by International Maritime Organization member states today towards banning use of the world’s dirtiest fuel – heavy fuel oil – from Arctic...

NEWS FROM THE FIELD: The Birth of Russia’s Anti-Coal Movement

Blog Post | March 1, 2018 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director, and Kesha Grekov, Russia Program Associate
Not Sitting on the Fence: A Coal Check-in with Vladimir Slivyak of Ecodefense! The people who live near Berezovsky coal mine are fed up. On February 17, local citizens took to the streets near the Siberian town of Novokuznetsk...

NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Offshore Oil Drilling Protests in Anchorage

Blog Post | February 21, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
On February 21, I joined dozens of impassioned Alaskans to protest the Trump administration’s reckless plan to sell nearly all our coastline to Big Oil. Standing outside the Dena’ina...