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Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

...the U.S. Geological Survey at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil.Shell in 2012 used the Kulluk to drill in the Beaufort Sea and the Noble Discoverer to drill in the Chukchi.At the conclusion of the open water season, Shell towed the Kulluk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-29/federal-agency-dings-shell-oil-rig-mish
State
Groups sue agency to block Shell's Arctic offshore drilling

...anticipation of exploratory drilling during the open-water season this summer. Shell last drilled in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in 2012. The vessels were not allowed to drill into petroleum-bearing rock because the required equipment to respond...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-02/groups-sue-agency-block-shells-arctic-o
State
Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

...but they are far more abundant in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, said Benjamin Laurel, a fisheries research biologist...Arctic cod.Scientists collected young fish from the Beaufort Sea for three summers starting in 2012. They loaded the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/scientists-breed-arctic-fish-they-study
State
Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

...But Shell says it has gained vital experience and can safely drill on its leases in the Chukchi Sea, as well as the Beaufort Sea, an even more remote stretch north of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith called Monday's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-15/seattle-it-or-not-becomes-shells-arctic
State
Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

...But Shell says it gained has vital experience, and can safely drill on its leases in the Chukchi Sea, as well as the Beaufort Sea, an even more remote stretch north of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge where it also has leases.Shell spokesman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/seattle-it-or-not-becomes-shells-arctic
State
Review of Shell's Arctic drilling plan begins

...this over the next 30 days."Shell in 2012 drilled pilot holes and dug mudline cellars in both the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas. The company was not allowed to drill into oil-bearing deposits because required response equipment was not on hand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/review-shells-arctic-drilling-plan-begi
State
Greenpeace boards Arctic offshore drill rig in Pacific

...performed other preliminary work in both the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas. Shell was prohibited from drilling into oil-bearing...with the drill vessel Kulluk, which was used in the Beaufort Sea, running aground near Kodiak when it broke loose from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/greenpeace-boards-arctic-offshore-drill
State
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
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: Catching a lake as it became land

...eroded/thawed a channel to the Beaufort Sea on July 5, 2014. With a flow...lake's shore was a bluff over the Beaufort Sea. They guessed the lake would drain...With less sea ice floating on the Beaufort Sea, there is more free water to be...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/alaska-science-forum-catching-lake-i
Outdoors

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