On Friday April 24th, Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Iqaluit, capital of Canada’s Nunavut territory. At a meeting with representatives from seven other countries (Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden), Kerry will initiate the two-year American chairmanship of the Arctic Council, taking over from Canada. 871 more words
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Government begins process of reviewing Shell’s Arctic drilling plan; decision within 30 days.
The federal government began the review process Friday on Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to continue a drilling program it halted in 2012 in Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern shore. 686 more words
Here is the March 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) – … 228 more words
Speaker Series 2015: “The Role of Beringia in the Global Dispersal of Modern Humans”
Beringia is a geographic area that surrounds the Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Bering Sea, and includes parts of Russia and Alaska. 162 more words
The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic since it suffered mishaps in the region in 2012. 161 more words