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Arctic Oil

Seattle Requires New Permit for Shell's Arctic Drill Ship to Moor, but May Not Issue It

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A drill ship that Shell intends to use to drill oil wells in Arctic waters off Alaska cannot be moored at the Port of Seattle without a new permit, Seattle city officials said Monday.

Arctic Ocean Shoal Declared Off-Limits To Oil Drilling

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A plateau on the Arctic Ocean floor, where thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise pups, has received new prot...

Obama plan to block ANWR development draws swift backlash from Alaska leaders

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its...

The End And Beginning Of The Arctic

Ensia | Edward Struzik | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Ensia. In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to ...

Greenpeace Ship To Confront Russian Oil Tanker

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platfo...

Expanding Arctic Ocean To Get Its Own Shipping Rules

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green

By Balazs Koranyi TROMSOE, Norway, Jan 21 (Reuters) - New shipping rules are soon to be agreed for the Arctic, where summer sea ice ha...

Greenpeace Stages Vigils For Activists Held In Russia

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, s...

Russian Oil Giant Prepares To Tap Arctic

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Gazprom has announced that it is on track to begin oil production this year at the Prirazlomnoye Arctic oil project that h...

On Columbus Day, It's Time to Rethink Our 'Manifest Destiny'

Richard Steiner | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

There is a better way to govern our last frontiers. The first thing we need is a "timeout." We need a lot more science, and more deliberate thinking about whether this frontier development will help, or hinder, our quest for a sustainable future.

Only Three Years of Offshore Oil in the Arctic

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Recently released US government documents show there is a scant 3.3 years worth of oil sitting off the shores of the Arctic -- one of the last pristine places left on the planet.

1 Million Names, Legal Threat Spur Arctic Campaign

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 09.20.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Yesterday I was served with an urgent notice from Shell, the world's wealthiest oil company, whom in the past weeks we have been vigorously and prominently campaigning against in our Save The Arctic drive.

Clinton Urges Cooperation In Arctic

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

TROMSO, Norway -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday ventured north of the Arctic Circle and urged international cooperation i...

Russia's Hidden 'Arctic Nightmare'

Kevin Grandia | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

"I have to see it to believe it," was the reaction to my Russian colleague, Jon Burgwald, when he told me that every spring the rivers in Northern Russia turn black with oil saturated ice. He sent me the pictures last night.

Oil Rig Sinking Leaves Over 50 Missing, Sparks Doubt Over Russia's Arctic Plans

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — The sinking of a floating oil rig that left more than 50 crew dead or missing is intensifying fears that Russian companies searching f...

The 'World's Worst Ecological Oil Catastrophe'

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

USINSK, Russia (AP) — On the bright yellow tundra outside this oil town near the Arctic Circle, a pitch-black pool of crude stretches toward the hor...

Are We Really Ready to Expose Our Arctic Waters to the Threat of a Major Oil Spill?

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The icy waters north of Alaska are home to polar bears, walruses and whales; it's a fragile environment, and our understanding of this unique marine ecosystem is not well developed.

A Battle for the Earth's Last Remaining Frontier

Philip Radford | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Tomorrow Hillary Clinton will fly to picturesque Greenland to discuss how spill response equipment might work in one of the world's most beautiful environments: the Arctic. I can save her the trip. It won't.

Arctic Oil Discovery Could Spark Rush That 'Would Threaten The Fragile Environment' Greenpeace Warns

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Scotland's Cairn Energy PLC said Tuesday it found gas off the west coast of Greenland, a discovery that environmental grou...