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Along the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Trail on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Of course I'm doing this the wrong way round. Those gold rush stampeders of the naughty nineties surged up to Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory, ...

Coldfoot, Deadhorse: Alaska's Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.20.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Here I am in the large collection of packing cases that goes for the Prudhoe Bay Hotel, about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with nothing to do for the next three hours before the flight on to Barrow, flogging the proverbial dead horse.

Have We Learned This Little From Deepwater Horizon?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Ultra-deep water? It's going to be where the money goes, because oil majors can't find anyplace else to invest their obscene profits from explorations of two decades ago.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill a Cautionary Tale for Arctic Ocean Drilling

Richard Steiner | Posted 05.24.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

The Exxon Valdez disaster remains a tragic lesson in what can be lost with a few bad policy decisions and a few broken promises. The spill became an enduring symbol of recklessness, hubris, arrogance, complacency and outright dishonesty.

Is Obama Dismantling the Trans-Alaska Pipeline?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Needless to say, President Obama does not have the power -- neither legally nor politically -- to dismantle much at all these days, to say nothing of an 800-mile tube of steel running through some of Alaska's most inhospitable lands.

BP Has a Long History of Problems at Alaska's Prudhoe Bay

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Alaska Dispatch News

On Tuesday, it was announced that BP would pay $25 million and spend another $60 million implementing a state-of-the-art monitoring system to guard ag...

Alaska Oil Spill: Trans-Alaska Pipeline Shuts Down 800 Mile Area In North Slope

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Up to several thousand barrels of crude oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline spilled Tuesday into a massive tank and overflowe...