Oil drilling bids for Alaskan wildlife refuge expected to be meager

Jan 1, 2021
Oil giants are expected to sit out the bidding, which would mean low lease prices and measly royalties for the government.
Native American leaders hold signs against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge outside the U.S. Capitol in 2018.
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Shell pulls out of Arctic. For how long?

Sep 28, 2015
Study finds some fossil fuel has to be left in the ground to avert disaster.

Obama visits a state that lives climate change: Alaska

Aug 31, 2015
President Obama is visiting Alaska and the Arctic to talk about climate change.

Shell starts drilling for oil in the Arctic

Aug 7, 2015
Environmentalists and other big oil explorers are watching.

Shell's Arctic drilling questioned over safety concerns

Mar 24, 2015
Shell is expected to get a green light to re-start Arctic oil and gas drilling

Greenpeace used Legos to attack Shell. And won.

Oct 9, 2014
Shell-branded Lego toys are not much longer for toy store shelves.

Shell's challenge in drilling for Arctic oil

Dec 26, 2013
After a dismal experience in 2012, Shell took this year off from trying to drill in the Arctic Ocean. But drilling will come.

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Chinese ship first to sail through Arctic on Northeastern Passage

Aug 12, 2013
Melting arctic ice has opened a new global trade route.

Global warming good news for Russian shipping

Dec 7, 2012
Melting ice means a Russian gas company can now send tankers to Japan through the Arctic Ocean, instead of the Suez Canal.

Summer ice melt in the Arctic sets yet another record

Sep 20, 2012
Shipping across the ice-free Arctic appears closer than ever. The new route will save fuel, but bring emissions and soot directly to the Arctic -- possibly accelerating the ice melt.