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Oil spill tests on ice prove Arctic quests risky

Apr 03, 2016 - 11:10 PM

The tests reveal just how hazardous and challenging it would be if an oil spill hits the lucrative Arctic region

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Anne KAURANEN (FILES) This file photo taken on February 5, 2016 shows Marine experts in Tornio, northern Finland, drilling holes in the sea-ice and inject dye into the water to study how it flows, to model how an oil spill would behave underneath the arctic ice.   As the world's superpowers eye the lucrative Arctic region with growing interest, unprecedented oil spill clean-up tests in icy Finnish conditions reveal just how hazardous and challenging an accident in the Arctic's pristine sea ice could be. / AFP / Sam Kingsley

Shell scraps controversial oil exploration in Alaska

Sep 28, 2015 - 4:12 PM

Shell announces that its Burger J well in the Chukchi Sea did not warrant further exploration adding it would now stop its activities in Alaskan waters

Philippines slams China over 'sovereignty patrols'

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The Philippines says China regularly sends ships as part of illegitimate sovereign patrols to claim the disputed West Philippine Sea

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Aquino hits China over 2 ships in Recto Bank

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:27 AM

China s hydrographic ships have been sighted within the Philippines exclusive economic zone President Aquino says he fears heightened tension between the 2 countries in the South China Sea

FEARING TENSION. President Benigno Aquino III says the Armed Forces of the Philippines spotted two Chinese hydrographic ships in the disputed South China Sea. In this photo taken on August 14, 2014, Aquino leads the ceremonial distribution of assault rifles at the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

China hits Philippines over extended oil drilling

Jul 11, 2014 - 4:29 PM

The Philippines extends the permit of Forum Energy a Pangilinan led company to conduct oil drilling activities in the disputed South China Sea

'FURTHER DAMAGE.' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei warns the Philippines about submitting its historic pleading against Beijing. File photo by AFP

In our response to the Arctic, we will be judged by posterity

May 14, 2014 - 1:38 PM

A call to action from a United Nations climate change negotiator

Stars in global vigil over activists held in Russia

Oct 06, 2013 - 12:09 AM

Pressure mounts to release Greenpeace protesters against Arctic oil drilling

CLAMOR. Damon Albarn of British band Blur and actor Jude Law in London rally. Photo: Carl Court/AFP

Russia to charge Greenpeace activists with piracy – report

Oct 02, 2013 - 9:33 AM

If found guilty the 30 detained activists could face a maximum punishment of 15 years in jail

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Greenpeace to appeal Russia detention of activists

Sep 27, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Greenpeace: We will not be intimidated we will appeal these detentions and together we will prevail

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

Sep 25, 2013 - 10:27 AM

The group had been trying to highlight the dangers of Russian led efforts to develop the Arctic as ice floes break up due to global warming

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Ecuador police clash with protesters over Amazon oil drilling

Aug 28, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Four protesters were detained for a few hours but later released Interior Minister Jose Serrano said

FIGHT FOR THE AMAZON. People march during a protest against the exploitation of oil in the Yasuni National Park, an incredibly biodiverse part of Ecuador's Amazon, in Quito on August 27, 2013. AFP / Juan Cevallos

Activists plant North Pole flag to fight oil drilling

Apr 15, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Activists have planted a flag at the North Pole along with millions of signatures calling for the Arctic to be declared a global sanctuary protected from oil drilling lobby group Greenpeace said

Team Aurora (L-R) Josefina Skerk, a Swedish-Sami student and member of the Sami Parliament in Sweden; Renny Bijoux from Seychelles