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Lifting the crude oil export ban would magnify already substantial ship traffic risks off Alaska’s coastline

Mar. 24, 2014 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Fossil fuels, John kaltenstein, Oceans

The Aleutian Islands—an archipelago stretching for over a thousand miles from the coast of southeast Alaska towards the far east of Russia—is remote and ruggedly beautiful terrain. Its shores and surrounding marine waters, including th...

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Greens need to advocate in all relevant fora to protect the Arctic from increasing shipping

Sep. 20, 2012 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Climate, John kaltenstein, Oceans

Arctic summer sea ice extent reached an all-time record low on September 16. The rapid nature of the changes in the region has many scientists concerned, and the implications on weather systems and marine ecosystems could be profound. The shipping...

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