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Make-or-break moment for Arctic protection

Posted by Magnus Eckeskog — 29 February 2016 at 2:01pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Vicki Beaver / NSB

This week, an unremarkable event can play a remarkable role to protect life in the Arctic.

A part of the permanent ice cover on which life in the Arctic depends can soon be protected from destructive activities. If this protection is to become reality, a group of people must now make the right decision.

No oil in the Arctic for Cairn, but hazardous chemicals aplenty


Posted by bex — 29 September 2011 at 10:50am - Comments
The Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza intercept Cairn Energy's controversial Arct
All rights reserved. Credit: © Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise and Esperanza intercepting Cairn Energy's controversial Arctic rig

Yesterday brought the news that yet another Cairn well off Greenland - the sixth so far - has come up dry. The Delta-1 well will be plugged and abandoned and Cairn now has to pin its hopes for this year's drilling season on two remaining wells.

Can the Marine Bill save our seas?

Posted by jossc — 3 April 2008 at 2:58pm - Comments

Will the Marine Bill ensure that the North Sea gets the marine reserves it needs?

Today sees the long overdue publication of the Draft Marine Bill. The Bill presents a key opportunity not just to improve the management of our national waters, but to begin the concerted action that is needed to protect marine biodiversity and reverse the decline in our fish stocks.

But the Marine Bill is only a tool, not the finished product.

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