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 those living in small communities along the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. I’m bombarded with relentless news coverage reminding me...

A Message from the Arctic

Blog Post | June 12, 2018 | Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an environmental, cultural, and human rights advocate from Canada and the former chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. She is the author of “The Right to be Cold,” which is the culmination of her work over the last 25 years discussing climate change, leadership, and sustainability...

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...

With Marine Traffic Growing, International Shipping Agency 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...

Amid Ice Melt, 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...

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 those living in small communities along the Bering Sea and...

A Message from the Arctic

Blog Post | June 12, 2018 | Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an environmental, cultural, and human rights advocate from Canada and the former chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. She is the author of “The Right to be Cold,” which is the culmination of her work over...

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...

A Rare Win for Eco-Activists in Siberia

Blog Post | May 22, 2018 | Innokenty Grekov, Russia Program Associate
Something unheard of happened in Siberia last month: A district court canceled a permit for a new open-pit coal...

Tell Trump the Arctic Ocean is Not for Sale

Blog Post | April 19, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
The Trump administration is moving forward with its disastrous plan to hand Alaska’s waters over to Big Oil. Its...

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 Maritime Organization in a joint effort by the United States and the Russian Federation. “Over the past decade, the U.S....

With Marine Traffic Growing, International Shipping Agency 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 people of the region. The International Maritime Organization announced Friday that it has given final approval a joint U.S.-Russian proposal...

Amid Ice Melt, 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...

International Organization Designates Shipping Routes Through Bering Strait

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Kortnie Horazdovsky | KTUU
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Shipping routes through the Bering Strait have been approved by the International Maritime Organization, bringing standardized...

Maritime Organization Approves Bering Strait Shipping Routes

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Dan Joling | The Seattle Times
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An international agency that sets standards for marine safety has approved two-way shipping routes into...

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails IMO Move to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic Shipping

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 shipping, and called for Member States to make every effort to adopt and rapidly implement a ban by 2021, as...

Trump Administration Takes Step to Re-Open Protected Arctic Ocean to Drilling

Press Release | March 28, 2018
Anchorage, AK March 28, 2018:– The Trump Administration took a giant step toward oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean today in a territory that is currently off-limits to drilling. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced it will publish in the Federal Register tomorrow a call for...

Environmental Organisations and Shipping Industry Call for Carriage Ban on Non-Compliant Fuel

Press Release | January 22, 2018
Brussels, 22 January 2018- Leading environmental organisations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition...

Clean Arctic Alliance Welcomes IMO Action on Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Risk

Press Release | July 7, 2017
London, July 7, 2017:- As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) concluded  today, the...

Trump Attempts to Recklessly Expand Offshore Drilling

Press Release | April 28, 2017
President Trump announced that he would attempt to reverse the permanent protections against expanded offshore drilling in America’s Arctic...

Pacific Walrus Protection and Management in a Changing Climate

Report | May 18, 2016
A new report published by Pacific Environment examines potential projects to protect and manage walrus and other ice-dependent species population in Arctic. On both sides of the International Date Line, indigenous communities and scientists are seeing less sea ice and more walruses hauling out in greater numbers on land....

Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East

Report | November 20, 2014
  Drawing on local expertise and lessons learned from the past 25 years, Pacific Environment’s report, Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East, establishes a forward-thinking set of priorities to achieve important conservation successes in the Russian Far East and the Arctic in the next decade. Over the...

The U.S Export-Import Bank’s Dirty Dollars

Report | October 21, 2014
Pacific Environment and allies Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S. released the results...

Frozen Future: Shell’s Ongoing Gamble in the Arctic

Report | February 25, 2014
“The U.S. Arctic Ocean presents almost a perfect storm of risks – a requirement for a long-term capital-intensive investment...

Bay Area Smart Energy 2020

Report | March 1, 2012
Bay Area Smart Energy 2020 – At a Glance “Audaciously ambitious,” Forbes Magazine Our report “Bay Area Smart Energy...