Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Unloading-Groceries-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAD8V3.htmlConceptually similarPlane to Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGUCompleted★★★★Children on Beach in WainwrightGP04BG3Completed★★★★Children on Beach in WainwrightGP04BGDCompleted★★★★Local Children in AlaskaGP04BGSCompleted★★★★Wainwright AlaskaGP04BG7Completed★★★★Wainwright AlaskaGP04BGOCompleted★★★★Wainwright AlaskaGP04BFYCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CQICompleted★★★★Delivering Supplies in AlaskaGP04BGQCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BGLUnloading Groceries in AlaskaGroceries being unloaded from a plane in Wainwright, Alaska. The only way to access Wainwright is by plane, leaving the cost of living extremely high. Groceries that can be bought in the village are up to 50 percent more expensive than Alaska's main city Anchorage. The Inupiat people have survived as subsistence hunters in the harsh arctic climate for millennia and are still dependent on the whale, seal and caribou for their survival. The Olgoonik corporation who own the lands around Wainwright are set to benefit from revenues by leasing land to Shell, who plan to bring a pipeline onshore, and locals are hopeful for extra income.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-North America-United States of America-WainwrightDate:15 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5606px X 3737pxRestrictions: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:Aeroplanes-Cold-Day-Drinks-Food-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-People-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-TransportationShoot: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.