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Alaska is first phase of Arctic Ocean fiber optic project

...wide-reaching effort to improve communications by laying a $700 million fiber-optic cable linking Europe and Asia through the Arctic Ocean. The Alaska Dispatch News reports lingering sea ice in Canada's Northwest Passage has caused project delays for cable-laying...
Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

...touches off a wider debate about climate change and whether the nation should tap oil and gas reserves in the icy, remote Arctic Ocean off Alaska's coast.A Shell spokesman said Tuesday it has a valid lease to use about 50 acres of terminal space on...
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...Alaska coastline lacks deep-water ports, major airports and the most basic infrastructure for spill responders.The Arctic Ocean's open-water season begins in July and closes a few months later in cold, dark, conditions with some of the most...
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...
What others say: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...rigs to Alaska in preparation. By all accounts, this summer will mark a return to offshore oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean.Alaskans should be cheered by the news.Drilling in the Arctic has long been seen as a dangerous joke to environmentalists...
Deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters travel across the Bering Strait, and state and federal officials anticipate shipping companies could someday use Arctic Ocean routes for moving freight between continents.Nome would welcome expanded port facilities that could handle larger...
Greenpeace group boards Arctic offshore drill rig in Pacific

...season in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast if it can obtain all necessary permits.Shell last drilled in Arctic Ocean waters in 2012.Using two vessels, the company drilled pilot holes and performed other preliminary work in both the...
Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding Alaska village

...oil-rich coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, and Jewell's announcement that she would remove five Arctic Ocean areas from future offshore lease sales, prompted protests from Alaska officials."I may be an easy target," Jewell...
Water, gas still flowing from blowout

...Beaufort Sea underscores the threat to the pristine Arctic Ocean environment if offshore drilling is allowed by the ice road. "If you're 100 miles offshore in the Arctic Ocean, the logistic are just magnified enormously for response...
Shell nearly finished modifying Arctic drill ship

...Alaska's north coast. But it's the funnel-shape hull, with its flared sides, that makes the ship appropriate for Arctic Ocean waters, according to the company. "This conical shape is designed so that if ice starts to run under it - ice moves...


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