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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.


Russia to Create Special Military Force to Protect the Arctic

March 27th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman

Russia's Security Council has authorized the creation of an Arctic special forces military to be deployed by the year 2020 to protect their interests in the Far North as new sources of natural resources become more available due to the decrease in ice cover



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