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The specter of Arctic shipping

Dec. 14, 2012 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Two recent articles outline well some of the harms that Arctic shipping, and shipping more generally, poses to the environment. Rick Steiner, a former professor at the University of Alaska, writes, in particular, about shipping through the Unimak ...

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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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Bye-bye bunker fuel?

Feb. 2, 2012 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

The Antarctic already has a ban in place on the use of bunker fuel by ships, the US and Canada are getting an Emission Control Area in August which could likely phase out bunker use in North American waters, and the EU is being pressured to elimin...

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