VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. The icebreaker that's key to Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic is heading back north after authorities broke a dramatic blockade on Friday by environmentalists in Oregon. Show More Summary
Having bred on the Arctic tundra or across the Northern Plains, shorebirds funnel south in summer, passing through the American Heartland from July through early November; for many species, August is the peak of their migration to southern...Show More Summary
Climate change, arctic drilling, and direct action protest. James Blakely is an avid outdoorsman who wants you to care about the environment too. The post The People Vs. Shell: The Patron Saints of Hope and Last Chances appeared first on The Good Men Project.
COS looks to the theme of travel and exploration for its fall 2015 outing. Enlisting model Laurie Harding (Fusion) for an arctic adventure, COS serves up its signature minimal styles with a strong, accessible color palette. Photographed...Show More Summary
Oil giant Shell has resumed offshore drilling operations in Alaskan waters, the company said Friday, after one of its icebreakers was delayed for nearly two days by protesters dangling from a bridge. Greenpeace activists were suspended from a bridge and in kayaks in the water for more than 40 hours...
It’s a favourite Aussie winter pastime; heading off to the snowfields for the weekend. We’ve currently got a Mazda CX-5 Akera in the Melbourne long-term fleet and the recent ‘Arctic Vortex’ phenomenon had us keeping a keen eye on conditions waiting for the perfect time to head to Mount Buller. Driving in alpine conditions can present some unique […]
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence proving that members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition resorted to cannibalism. The two-ship fleet, dispatched in 1845 to map the Northwest Passage, became hopelessly stuck in the Arctic ice. Remains of 36 bones show signs of cutting, breakage, and bone marrow extraction. Read more...
There is increasing concern that Shell’s presence in the Arctic will lead to an oil spill, as the company begins to drill in the Chukcki Sea off the shore of Alaska. Shell is no stranger to the Chukchi Sea. In 1988, the firm spent $300 million to drill for oil only to find dry holes....
Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien joined kayaktivists who demonstrated against the Polar Pioneer, one of Shell's contracted Arctic drilling rigs, as it left Seattle in June. Kelly O Just a day after activists dangled from a Portland...Show More Summary
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., July 30 (Reuters) – An icebreaking vessel key to Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic departed Portland, Oregon, late on Thursday, navigating between a narrow gap of environmental activists dangling from a bridge after a two-day human blockade. Show More Summary
Activists dangling from a bridge are cut loose to make way for Shell's icebreaker, which is now on its way to despoil the Arctic.
Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately...Show More Summary
"Most people aren't comfortable talking about it," says the clerk at CoolVines, an upscale wine shop located in the heart of Westfield, New Jersey's central shopping district. The A.C. in CoolVines is turned down to "arctic tundra,"Show More Summary
With the help of law enforcement, Shell’s MSV Fennica icebreaker ship wove through a human blockade of Greenpeace protesters dangling from a Portland bridge Thursday night to begin its journey to an Arctic drilling site, The Oregonian reported. The...Show More Summary
The oil company passed through protesters on its way to reach its Arctic drilling site Thursday evening. The post Drilling Ship Heads To Arctic Despite Portland Bridge Protest appeared first on ThinkProgress.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An icebreaking vessel key to Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic departed Portland, Oregon, late on Thursday, navigating between a narrow gap of environmental activists dangling from a bridge after a two-day human blockade.
Shell Oil's controversial icebreaker MSV Fennica weaved through nine remaining protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge and made its way toward the Pacific Ocean.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling operation. The ship passed by the bridge after protesters were cleared. Show More Summary
If you want to stop a giant oil company from drilling in the Arctic, you have a few options. A large group of Portland residents are currently forming a blockade to prevent one of the oil company’s ships from getting to the Arctic. And they’re doing it with kayaks. Read more...
Environmental activists have been blocking Shell Oil's icebreaker the MSV Fennica from drilling in the Alaskan Arctic for more than 24 hours by hanging themselves from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon.