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Shell president optimistic about Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.

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Walrus leaving ice, coming ashore

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.

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Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit

...history."In his visit to Alaska, Obama is expected to stress the dangers of climate change. He says Alaskans are on the front lines of the problem.Associated Press writer Dan Joling in Anchorage, Alaska, contributed to this report.

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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.

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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.

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Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/kevin-freking-and-dan-joling/2015-07-23
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Collector finds marine reptile fossil in mountains of Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a marine reptile fossil in the Talkeetna Mountains, the University of Alaska Museum of the North announced Wednesday.

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Cleveland Volcano erupts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An explosion Tuesday morning rocked Alaska's Cleveland Volcano but scientists have detected no ash cloud that could threaten jets crossing the Pacific Ocean.

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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

ANCHORAGE - Alaska residents endure the nation's harshest winters for the reward of beautiful summer days with sunshine that lingers until midnight.

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Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget

ANCHORAGE - After months of negotiations, the Alaska Legislature on Thursday approved a $5 billion budget that reduces spending while tapping the state's reserves to help with multibillion-dollar deficits brought on by low oil prices.

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