Many ships use outdated and dangerous fossil fuels to travel the oceans. We lead international coalitions that advocate a ban on oil in the Arctic and a transition to clean energy for the shipping industry. We also seek laws that protect wildlife and coastal communities by keeping ships out of sensitive areas.

Clean Up Carnival Cruises

Campaign | July 9, 2018 | Domenique Zuber
Tell Carnival to stop using dirty fossil fuels! Carnival—which bills itself as “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line”—powers its ships with one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the...

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...

3 Exciting Victories for Arctic Conservation

Blog Post | June 20, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
Does it feel like the Arctic just can’t catch a break these days? Living in Alaska, I see changes to the climate first hand and I hear stories from...

UN Agency Approves Bering Strait Shipping Route

In the News | June 3, 2018 | Shady Grove Oliver | Anchorage Daily News
The United Nations agency responsible for marine safety standards last week approved a set of two-way shipping routes through the Bering Strait. The routes were proposed to the International...

IMO Approves US-Russia Plan for Bering Strait Shipping Lanes

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Yereth Rosen | Arctic Today
The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect the marine environment and the...

New Shipping Lanes Are Drawn Up off Alaska

In the News | May 29, 2018 | Margaret Kriz Hobson | Scientific American
Early this month, the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that winter sea ice levels in the Bering Sea had dropped to a record low level for...