Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Defence-Early-Warning-Site-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAZJHY.htmlConceptually similarPolar Bear in AlaskaGP04BPKCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04BQ0Completed★★★★Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGMCompleted★★★★Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGCCompleted★★★★Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGZCompleted★★★★Defense Early Warning Site in AlaskaGP04BPMCompleted★★★★Defense Early Warning Site in AlaskaGP04BPUCompleted★★★★Local Children in AlaskaGP04BGSCompleted★★★★Sea Defence Barrier in AlaskaGP04BG1Completed★★★★View AllGP04BFZDefence Early Warning Site in AlaskaWainwright's cold war relic, the Defence Early Warning site, next to the site where a new airport and a man camp are among the things planned. Climate change is now opening up the Arctic for potential oil and gas exploration as the sea ice retreats.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-North America-United States of America-WainwrightDate:17 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4586px X 3057pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Air bases-Airports-Clouds-Coastal Plains-Cold-Copy space-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Military-Oil (Industry)-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Seas-SnowShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.