Posts Tagged ‘Shell’

We Are The Walrus

(This article originally appeared on AlterNet.) Literally named the “tooth-walking sea horse,” walrus are one of our most beloved species. They play a central role in the mythology and folklore of Arctic peoples, and were widely hunted during the 19th and early 20th century by those seeking their blubber, meat and ivory tusks. Later they…

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#ShellNO – Coast To Coast

Back in June, hundreds of activists gathered in kayaks in Seattle to draw attention to the Arctic Ocean and to protest Shell’s Arctic drilling program and the use Seattle ports as a base for its Arctic drilling fleet. Since then, “kayaktivism” has been embraced by citizens across the country and has become a unique and…

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Incidental Take And Our Arctic Ocean

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service recently issued Shell Oil an “incidental harassment authorization,” giving the company permission to harass thousands of whales and seals if it is allowed to move forward with exploratory drilling this summer. But what exactly does this mean for the marine life of the Arctic?

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