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Groups seek to end Arctic Ocean drilling

...while Shell's move is a definite setback for oil companies, it does not mean offshore drilling is dead or that the Arctic Ocean has any greater protection now than it had last week. Shell's decision gives advocates on both sides a chance to...
New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

...Fairbanks and a little more than 100 miles south of the Arctic Ocean. The bed is named for geologist Robert Liscomb, who...hundreds of miles farther north in what's now the Arctic Ocean, Druckenmiller said.University of Alaska Fairbanks...
Walrus leaving ice, coming ashore

...mothers with pups, ride the edge of the sea ice as it moves north in summer through the Bering Strait and into the Arctic Ocean. They use sea ice as a platform from which to dive for food while pups rest on the ice. In recent years, sea ice...
Conference action to pick up in Week 2 of football

...Nikiski will make the long trip up to Barrow to face the Whalers on the famous bright blue "smurf turf" that borders the Arctic Ocean. The Seward Seahawks travel to play Houston, Homer will host defending small-school champions Eielson on Saturday...
Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change...
With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor.Royal Dutch Shell PLC now only needs the 380-foot Fennica, repaired at a Portland shipyard, to be on hand at the drill site to ask federal regulators for permission to dig into oil-bearing rock already included on its Arctic offshore leases.
Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...director of the Alaska Wilderness League, called it the wrong choice. "This decision puts the fate of the fragile Arctic Ocean, and our climate future, in the hands of Shell Oil," she said in a statement. Proponents say drilling can be conducted...
Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean

...ANCHORAGE - The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.The Bureau of Safety and Environmental...
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling approving such threatening plans based on a rushed and incomplete environmental and safety review. Ultimately, Arctic Ocean drilling is far too risky and undermines the administration's efforts to address climate change and transition to...
Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

...hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.Student activist Chiara D'Angelo requested assistance...


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