29 Dec '13, 11pm

Oil has begun to be pumped from the Arctic seabed, according to Russian oil giant, Gazprom.

Russia charges imprisoned Greenpeace protestors with hooliganism, instead of piracy (10/24/2013) Russian investigators announced on Wednesday they are dropping piracy charges against 28 environmental activists and two freelance journalists who have spent a month in custody since they were seized aboard Greenpeace's boat, the Arctic Sunrise. Russia charges non-violent activists with 'piracy' for protesting Arctic oil drilling (10/07/2013) In what is being described by Greenpeace as an 'imaginary offense,' Russia has charged 30 people with piracy after activists protested against oil exploitation in the Arctic. The 30 charged included not only protestors, but a British journalist and Russian videographer who were on board Greenpeace's ship, the Arctic Sunrise, when it was stormed by the Russian military late last month. 'Heading towards an ice-free Arctic': sea ice extent hi...

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