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Obama admin approves Arctic drilling plan

October 5th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Well, it's been a good week for oil companies. After two years of delays, the Obama administration has approved oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. You'll be relieved to know that there will be no environmental impact from the planned exploitation of 30 million acres of stormy, icy, dangerous waters off the coast of Alaska

Global Warming and Increased Shipping Threaten Arctic Wildlife

July 8th, 2009 | by Kay Sexton

As more shipping—ranging from container vessels to oil tankers to cruise ships—is using Arctic waters, the risk of major oil spillages increases but the actual incidence of minor spills resulting from trimming vessels or flushing tanks is growing and remains largely unreported by shipping lines.

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