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Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic

ANCHORAGE - 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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-29/federal-agency-dings-shell-oil-rig-mish
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Norway's king opens drilling conference

ANCHORAGE - Norway's king opened a conference on Arctic offshore drilling Wednesday with a plug for incorporating his country's expertise into drilling off Alaska's northern shores.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28/norways-king-opens-drilling-conference
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7 injured in Anchorage crash; driver arrested at hospital

ANCHORAGE - A driver suspected of fleeing a crash that injured seven, including his pregnant wife, has been arrested on felony assault charges.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-27/7-injured-anchorage-crash-driver-arrest
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State wildfire responders keep eye on dry conditions

ANCHORAGE - Green leaves have popped out on trees throughout interior Alaska, but the dry vegetation below is putting wildfire responders on edge.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/state-wildfire-responders-keep-eye-dry-
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Alaska wildfire responders keeping eye on dry conditions

ANCHORAGE - Interior Alaska and other parts of the state are experiencing conditions ripe for forest fires and natural resources officials are urging caution in outdoor activities heading into Memorial Day Weekend.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/alaska-wildfire-responders-keeping-eye-
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Debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

ANCHORAGE - 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.WHAT'S AT STAKE?The U.S. Geological Survey estimates Arctic offshore reserves at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/debate-over-arctic-drilling-whats-stake
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Greenpeace wants Shell's lawsuit over protest dismissed

ANCHORAGE - Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. say Royal Dutch Shell PLC has demonstrated no harm from environmental protesters who boarded a ship carrying a drill rig last month. In a written motion, Greenpeace asked U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-07/greenpeace-wants-shells-lawsuit-over-pr
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Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

ANCHORAGE - A silvery fish that represents an important link in the Arctic food chain has been successfully grown in laboratory conditions, giving federal researchers a tool to learn more about the key but vulnerable species.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/scientists-breed-arctic-fish-they-study
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Police: Moose fatally stabbed in park

ANCHORAGE - Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a park in Alaska's largest city, and police said witnesses reported seeing the men punching the animal and walking away.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/police-moose-fatally-stabbed-park
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NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to follow its own risk assessment plan in the days leading up to a crash that killed four people outside the village of St. Mary's.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/ntsb-releases-documents-fatal-alaska-cr
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