Activists say climate change and the risk of an oil spill make drilling in the Arctic Ocean a dangerous mistake.
It’s been a festive day in the Northwest Arctic community of Kivalina as residents celebrate the grand opening of a new store. It’s an end to eight months of struggle with limited supplies after Kivalina’s store burned to the ground Dec. 5.
A report published by the US Army Corps of Engineers in March of this year tentatively selected Nome as the site of a proposed deep-draft port, the first Arctic port of its kind in the country.
The Sikuliaq will be working in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas through November on three different research assignments.
The company can only drill during the brief Arctic summer, and it cannot drill for oil without an oil well capping device that’s on board the Fennica.
Shell is still moving its ships and equipment into the Arctic, even as one of its icebreakers prepares to head back south for repairs.
Nothing highlights American indifference toward the Arctic as much as the tiny inventory of U.S. icebreakers: One heavy-duty ship, one medium and one down for repair.
Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft says if Shell is allowed to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer, the Coast Guard will be there with five ships and two aircraft.
Dial-up Internet access is a distant memory for most of us. But slow connections to the web are still a fact of life in much of the far north.
Billions of dollars worth of drilling equipment and support vessels operated by Royal Dutch Shell are sitting out in the Bay in front of Dutch Harbor this week.