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Frenchman makes daring leap from sailboat to ship

...Guard made contact with the Polar Pioneer, which is an oil drilling vessel used by Royal Dutch Shell off Alaska's northwest coast this summer. The ship and support vessels were nearby as they make their way back to Port Angeles, Washington...
Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

...sales in U.S. Arctic waters that were scheduled for 2016 and 2017.Jewell said the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast and the Beaufort Sea off the state's north coast will not be included in the agency's next five-year lease sale...
USGS: Berry harvests becoming less predictable

...said. The benefit is that larger projects with a wider geographic set of data become possible, as flying out to the northwest coast of Alaska each week to monitor plant growth is cost-prohibitive, she said. Teaching individuals to gather data...
Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling

...the news. Shell found indications of the oil and gas in the well in the Chukchi Sea about 80 miles off Alaska's northwest coast, the company said Monday in a release from The Hague, Netherlands. However, the petroleum was not in quantities...
Shell president optimistic about Arctic offshore drilling

...said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that...progress is being made on the first well off Alaska's northwest coast."We had a few days in the last week where we couldn't...
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. "There appears to be several thousand animals up...
What others say: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

An apparent slaughter of more than two dozen walruses on Alaska's northwest coast last week was enough to shock the conscience of any Alaskan. The Last Frontier has long been a land of plenty, and for thousands...
Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists

...Saudi Arabia and Russia.But Shell drilled to 6,800 feet about 80 miles offshore in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast and just didn't find much."Shell continues to see important exploration potential in the basin, and the area...
In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

...weeks ago, his administration gave Royal Dutch Shell a final permit to drill into oil-bearing rock off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades."The president has made great strides in protecting the Arctic, but...
Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with conditions. Shell can only...


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