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Oil and gas drilling in the Alaskan Arctic

Jun. 4, 2012 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Absent the success of an eleventh hour legal challenge by environmental groups, Shell will begin exploratory drilling off the coast of northern Alaska this summer. Up to five wells could be drilled in the area -- the first time the company has att...

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Naval activity imperils whales

May. 16, 2012 / Posted by: Marcie Keever / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Fred Felleman, Friends of the Earth’s Northwest consultant, stood on the dock in Everett, WA, this past February capturing evidence of the U.S. Navy’s active sonar use with a hydrophone. But the sonar gradually became so loud it could ...

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Polar protection on ice

Feb. 27, 2012 / Posted by: Kelly Trout / Categories: News Releases, Oceans and Forests

London, U.K. -- The polar waters of the Arctic and Antarctic are in jeopardy as a result of substantial delays to the development of environmental protection rules which will reduce the impact of shipping on these delicate regions. Last week the I...

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