A view of the village of Shishmaref, Alaska, which sits upon the Chukchi sea. Earlier this year the Obama administration approved Shell Oil to begin drilling for oil in Arctic regions, including the Chukchi sea.

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.
Posted In: Shell, Arctic, energy

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.
Posted In: Alaska, Arctic, Obama, climate change

Shell starts drilling for oil in the Arctic

Aug 7, 2015
Environmentalists and other big oil explorers are watching.
Posted In: Shell, Arctic, big oil

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
Posted In: oil drilling, Shell, Arctic

Greenpeace used Legos to attack Shell. And won.

Oct 9, 2014
Shell-branded Lego toys are not much longer for toy store shelves.
Posted In: lego, Shell, Arctic, greenpeace

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.
Posted In: Oil, offshore drilling, Arctic, Shell

Chinese ship first to sail through Arctic on Northeastern Passage

Aug 12, 2013
Melting arctic ice has opened a new global trade route.
Posted In: shipping, Arctic, China

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.
Posted In: shipping, Arctic

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.
Posted In: shipping, Arctic, carbon emissions, global warming

Shell drills in the Arctic, opening new waters to oil

Sep 11, 2012
Shell's start on a pilot well in once-frozen Arctic waters comes after $4 billion in preparation. It could take 10 years for this first Arctic well to produce oil.
Posted In: Arctic, oil drilling, Shell