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Stories with place: Arctic
  • Groups sue agency to block Shell's Arctic offshore drilling 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:29 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Ten environmental groups Tuesday sued a federal agency over its approval of a plan by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for exploratory petroleum drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.

  • Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic 
    Updated: May-28-15 7:59 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.

  • Clarification: Arctic Drilling Protests story 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:46 pm

    BELLINGHAM, Washington - In a story May 23, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Backbone Campaign group, reported that an activist chained to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans was named Chiara Rose. The story should have included her full name, which is Chiara Rose D'Angelo.

  • Reindeer and northern lights on summer hike in Arctic Circle 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:27 pm

    ABISKO, Sweden - A multi-day hike above the Arctic Circle is no place for an iPhone to die.

  • Despite protests, Arctic drill rig preparations continue story has video
    Updated: May-19-15 3:52 am

    SEATTLE - Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, spokesmen say.

  • Kayakers protest as Arctic drill rig moors off Seattle story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-15-15 6:05 am

    SEATTLE - As a massive oil drill rig moved into Seattle, about two dozen activists in kayaks paddled to the middle of Elliott Bay, linked boats and unfurled a banner to make a stand against Royal Dutch Shell's plan to open a new frontier of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic Ocean.

  • Murkowski proposes offshore revenue sharing 
    Updated: May-13-15 4:17 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to give Alaska a share of revenues generated from certain offshore oil and gas development.

  • Arctic Cat making $27M investment at Minnesota facilities 
    Updated: May-13-15 12:21 pm

    PLYMOUTH, Minnesota - Arctic Cat plans to make a nearly $27 million investment in its facilities at two locations in Minnesota.

  • Shell: Company will bring drill rigs to Seattle terminal story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 11:31 pm

    SEATTLE - Despite a Seattle port commission request that Royal Dutch Shell delay any moorage of oil exploration vessels in the city pending further legal review, a Shell spokesman said Tuesday his company will bring its rigs to a terminal as planned to prepare for exploratory drilling in Arctic waters.

  • Company: Giant oil rig to be towed to Seattle this week 
    Updated: May-12-15 1:28 am

    SEATTLE - A giant floating oil rig currently anchored off Port Angeles, Washington, will be towed to Seattle this week despite the Seattle mayor's assertion that the Port of Seattle can't host the rig until it gets a new land-use permit, a Royal Dutch Shell spokesman said Monday.

  • Race car drivers in Alaska's interior ready for season 
    Updated: May-10-15 3:38 pm

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - From the tiny quarter-midget racers to the mighty drag racers, Fairbanks drivers are ready for the 2015 season.

  • Judge orders Greenpeace to stay away from drill ships 
    Updated: May-09-15 5:49 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal judge has ordered Greenpeace protesters to stay away from Royal Dutch Shell PLC ships.

  • The debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake 
    Updated: May-07-15 2:07 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Seattle's mayor and environmentalists have vowed to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle's waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change.

  • Correction: Arctic Cod story 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:34 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In a story April 30 about Arctic cod research, The Associated Press reported erroneously the increase in sea surface temperature in the Chukchi Sea estimated by NOAA scientists. The estimate is .9 degrees per decade, not 1.8 degrees per decade.