Greenpeace activists, including Greenpeace Semester alumni Basil Tsimoyianis, continue their protest of arctic oil drilling around the Gazprom rig, as the New York Times and The Guardian report on today’s record ice shrinkage and it’s relation to climate change - which is the only reason the arctic is now drillable in the first place.
You can show your support for these brave activists by reblogging this, and getting their story out as it unfolds on Twitter with #Stopgazprom and #SavetheArctic.

Greenpeace activists, including Greenpeace Semester alumni Basil Tsimoyianis, continue their protest of arctic oil drilling around the Gazprom rig, as the New York Times and The Guardian report on today’s record ice shrinkage and it’s relation to climate change - which is the only reason the arctic is now drillable in the first place.

You can show your support for these brave activists by reblogging this, and getting their story out as it unfolds on Twitter with #Stopgazprom and #SavetheArctic.

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Did these two animals form an alliance to protect their habitat? As you read this, a global fleet of Arctic destroyers is speeding towards one of the last unspoiled places on earth.The ships are part of oil giant Shell’s mission to drill the very first wells in the pristine waters off the coast of Alaska. It’s insane, but melting sea ice from global warming has made it a reality. If Shell finds oil, the Arctic oil rush will be on.Drilling in this fragile ecosystem — home to the polar bear, harp seal, narwhal, Arctic fox and other iconic species — is unacceptable. A spill or accident in these waters would be disastrous and the harsh conditions would make responding to such a disaster almost impossible.
Join the 340,000 people from around the world who have already taken action and demand Shell stop its plans to put the fragile Arctic at risk.

Did these two animals form an alliance to protect their habitat? As you read this, a global fleet of Arctic destroyers is speeding towards one of the last unspoiled places on earth.

The ships are part of oil giant Shell’s mission to drill the very first wells in the pristine waters off the coast of Alaska. It’s insane, but melting sea ice from global warming has made it a reality. If Shell finds oil, the Arctic oil rush will be on.

Drilling in this fragile ecosystem — home to the polar bear, harp seal, narwhal, Arctic fox and other iconic species — is unacceptable. A spill or accident in these waters would be disastrous and the harsh conditions would make responding to such a disaster almost impossible.

Join the 340,000 people from around the world who have already taken action and demand Shell stop its plans to put the fragile Arctic at risk.

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Amazing animals living in the same area Shell wants to drill for oil.  As we learned from BP and the dozens of smaller spills that happen every week and go unreported, drilling isn’t safe - the question is never if there is a spill, but when there’ll be a spill and how big will it be.  If you’re into Baby Belugas take a second to tell Shell to #SaveTheArtic


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The Incredible Animals of Frozen Planet

Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet began airing last weekend on March 18.

In this ultimate portrait of animals in the frozen zones of the Arctic and the Antarctic, we get to see, up close, the animals that live in this habitat like we have never seen them before. The stars of the show are the animals.

The following is a look at some of our favorite images from the series, which you can see every Sunday at 8 e/p (on Discovery) from March 18 until April 15.

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Xena, out to #savethearctic
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“Shell  and the other oil giants need to hear this message loud and clear from  people all around the world – the Arctic is off-limits to your oil  rigs.”
-lucy lawless after boarding - with Five other  Greenpeace activists - an Arctic-bound Shell oil drillship now in New Zealand.
Join them and take action!
Updates at:  http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/ 

Xena, out to #savethearctic

greenpeaceusa:

“Shell and the other oil giants need to hear this message loud and clear from people all around the world – the Arctic is off-limits to your oil rigs.”

-lucy lawless after boarding - with Five other Greenpeace activists - an Arctic-bound Shell oil drillship now in New Zealand.

Join them and take action!

Updates at:  http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/