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Environment: Feds eye new Arctic drilling rules

Major spill would devastate Arctic ecosystems

Staff Report

FRISCO — Proposed new Arctic drilling rules would require fossil fuel companies to have a spare drilling rig available in case they lose control of the primary well. 480 more words

Environment

The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change

ALASKA – This tiny and isolated town of 400 cannot be reached by road. It lies on a fragile barrier island along the Chukchi Sea, 83 miles above the Arctic circle. 249 more words

News

9 Feb 2015 (AFR) - Arctic oil loses allure in altered landscape - exploration loses its appeal as crude price falls

(9 Feb 2015, AFR, p19, Richard Milne and Christopher Adams, with Kathrin Hille)

‘… In spite of objections from environmental campaigners, the Arctic has long been heralded as the next major frontier for “Big Oil”. 68 more words

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Tracking polar bears in the Beaufort Sea – January 2015 map

Here is the January 2015 follow-up to my post on the July 2013 track map for female polar bears being followed by satellite in the Beaufort Sea by the US Geological Survey (USGS) – … 333 more words

Sea Ice Habitat

Tracking polar bears in the Beaufort Sea – December 2014 map

Here is the December 2014 follow-up to my post on the July 2013 track map for female polar bears being followed by satellite in the Beaufort Sea by the US Geological Survey (USGS) – … 442 more words

Sea Ice Habitat

Shell Games: Noble Cops a Plea

Noble Drilling (U.S.) LLC, Shell’s drilling contractor for the Keystone Kops oil drilling effort in the Arctic Ocean in 2012, has pled to eight felony counts. 712 more words

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