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Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - Three weeks after Royal Dutch Shell announced it was walking away from exploratory drilling in U.S. Arctic waters, the Obama administration has taken steps to keep drill rigs out of Alaska's northern ocean for a decade or more.
USGS: Berry harvests becoming less predictable

...them has always been the challenge, which may be becoming more challenging. A recent study published by the U.S. Geological Survey found that berry harvests across Alaska may be growing increasingly unpredictable. That doesn't mean that...
What other's say: 'Kayaktavists' and a whole lot of head-shaking drilling rights) to drill the first offshore oil well in the Chukchi Sea. According to that article, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic holds an oil and gas bonanza - and companies from Russia to the U.S. are lining up...
Shell president optimistic about Arctic offshore drilling

...they pillory him for granting Shell permission to drill in the Chukchi Sea for the first time in 24 years.The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Chukchi and Beaufort seas hold 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil.Oil will continue to be...
Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit

...Now, Shell is free to drill into oil-bearing rock, estimated at 8,000 feet below the ocean floor.The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that U.S. Arctic waters hold 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Shell is eager to explore in...
Groups seek to end Arctic Ocean drilling

...said. "We don't want to get too confident and assume no company is going to move forward," she said. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that American Arctic waters hold 26 billion barrels of conventionally recoverable oil. That's considerably...
Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.
Scientists to measure ash stirred from 1912 Alaska eruption

...clouds of ash that are regularly blown across Shelikof Strait toward Kodiak Island and the Gulf of Alaska, said U.S. Geological Survey geologist Kristi Wallace. The ash creates a hazard for aircraft and possibly for humans, she said."For as...
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.
With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

...Anchorage ordered $2,500 hourly fines. They were finally removed by authorities. Two people were arrested.The U.S. Geological Survey estimates U.S. Arctic offshore reserves at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130 trillion cubic feet...


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