Ben is the senior polar campaign director for Greenpeace International.
In another example of why drilling for oil in the Arctic is such a monumentally bad idea, Shell’s drilling rig, the Kulluk, has run aground off the island ...On January 2, 2013 / By Ben Ayliffe
“Oil on Greenland would be a disaster.” “Energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters.” “The risk of an oil spill in such an environmentally sensitive ...On September 26, 2012 / By Ben Ayliffe
Last Friday, activists from Greenpeace Netherlands showed up in Shell gas stations in their country and blocked the petrol pumps. They were protesting against Shell’s reckless Arctic drilling plans – ...On September 21, 2012 / By Ben Ayliffe
You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they ...On September 17, 2012 / By Ben Ayliffe
Early this morning, a team of intrepid polar bears from Greenpeace visited Gazprom’s flashy headquarters in Moscow. At the same time, activists from Greenpeace in Germany set up ...On September 5, 2012 / By Ben Ayliffe
Last night, Hannah and Luke, our two brave climbers, were removed from the Arctic survival pod that had been suspended from the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv ...On June 3, 2011 / By Ben Ayliffe