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Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...activities and oil spills.Royal Dutch Shell PLC began exploratory drilling on offshore leases in 2012 in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The company is considering drilling again this summer in the Chukchi if it can obtain the necessary permits. Tour...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/alaska-deep-water-port-proposed-vessels
State
Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...significant challenges and the company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing deposits.A Shell drill barge used in the Beaufort Sea, the Kulluk, broke free as it was being towed across the Gulf of Alaska and ran aground in December 2012 off a small...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/revised-arctic-offshore-drilling-review
State | AK legislature
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...staff, and she was told the administration will permanently remove from consideration some areas of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.Murkowski did not have details on what areas would be withdrawn from off-shore drilling, she said at a news conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...were milling nearby, perhaps starting to think of making their northward migration to their calving grounds near the Beaufort Sea. One morning I was sitting near my tent, watching caribou, not wanting to be anywhere else on Earth, when a large...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/wolverine-mad-max-wilderness
Outdoors
Animated film explores bowhead whales

...University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the annual migration of bowhead whales across the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale" takes its narrative and title from the 2013 calendar...

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2015-01-21/animated-film-explores-bowhead-wh
CCWFeatures
New animated movie on bowhead whales

...University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the annual migration of bowhead whales across the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale" takes its narrative and title from the 2013 calendar...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/new-animated-movie-bowhead-whales
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...showing a similar increase in absorbing solar radiation, said Norman Loeb of NASA's Langley Research Center.The Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and western Canada has absorbed heat at a much greater rate than the Arctic Ocean as a whole. Sea ice...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...the Chukchi should it be allowed to explore again. The company's plan for 2015 does not include any wells in the Beaufort Sea.Shell spokeswoman Meg Baldino wrote in an email that the company appreciates the release of the draft and is reviewing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
Federal agency releases Arctic drilling review

...offshore development.Shell in 2012 drilled pilot holes and performed other preliminary work in both the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas. The company experienced problems in the challenging Arctic conditions, culminating with the drill vessel Kulluk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03/federal-agency-releases-arctic-drilling
State
North Slope, Beaufort Sea lease sales planned

...annual oil and gas lease sales for the North Slope, Beaufort Sea and North Slope foothills.The sales are scheduled...14 million acres.It also says the North Slope and Beaufort Sea sale areas will include terms and conditions aimed at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-02/north-slope-beaufort-sea-lease-sales-pl
State

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