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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...
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...
Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...said. Shell and other companies hope to tap into one of the country's last great petroleum reserves. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic offshore reserves in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas at 26 billion barrels of recoverable...
Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...southwest of Anchorage.Rupp, a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and principal investigator for the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Climate Science Center, who researches and projects forest ecology, said Alaska's forests and...
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...will leave the Chukchi Sea at the end of each drilling season.Arctic offshore reserves are estimated at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates.
Aid pours in amid aftershocks after Nepal quake kills 1,865

...side. The job right now is to assist the doctors in the camp here," he told Norway's VG newspaper.The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.8. It said the quake hit at 11:56 a.m. local time (0611 GMT) at...


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