Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Defense-Early-Warning-Site-in-Alaska-27MZIFVA8MPF.htmlConceptually similarDefense Early Warning Site in AlaskaGP04BPMCompleted★★★★Polar Bear in AlaskaGP04BPKCompleted★★★★Kaktovik City in AlaskaGP04BPXCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04BQ0Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bears outside Kaktovik, AlaskaGP0STPJ00Completed★★★★★★Stranded Polar Bears outside Kaktovik, AlaskaGP0STPJ04Completed★★★★★★Stranded Polar Bears outside Kaktovik, AlaskaGP0STPJ08Completed★★★★★★A Duck Takes to Flight in AlaskaGP04BPHCompleted★★★★Coastal Plain in the AlaskaGP04B2YCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BPUDefense Early Warning Site in AlaskaThe Barter Island DEW line site (Defense Early Warning), outside the city of Kaktovik, stands as a monument to the Arctic's strategic position, a remnant of the Cold war. Climate change is now opening up the Arctic for potential oil and gas exploration as the sea ice retreats. The question of who owns the Arctic is still very much unclear with the five Arctic powers the US, Canada, Russia, Denmark and Norway all jostling for 'pole' position. Countries are once again stepping up their military presence in the far north. Russia have already planted a flag on the sea bed at the North pole while Canada have increased funding for cold weather training centres and new patrol vessels. The battle for the Arctic has begun and many people are looking to the UN to secure its peaceful future.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)-Kaktovik-United States of AmericaDate:2 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5466px X 3644pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Air bases-Air force-Airports-Coastlines-Industrial landscapes-KWCI (GPI)-Military bases-Military buildings-Navigation radars-Save the Arctic (campaign title)Shoot: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.