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Shell pauses Arctic drilling for high wind, water

ANCHORAGE - Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/shell-pauses-arctic-drilling-high-wind-
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Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic

ANCHORAGE - The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/feds-allow-shell-drill-oil-arctic
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Court hears polar bear habitat arguments

ANCHORAGE - A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska's north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/court-hears-polar-bear-habitat-argument
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Shell seeks more drilling

ANCHORAGE - With a key safety vessel repaired and in northern waters, Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal exploratory drilling permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/shell-seeks-more-drilling
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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - With a key safety vessel repaired and in northern waters, Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal exploratory drilling permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/shell-seeks-modified-permit-arctic-offs
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Drilling OK comes just before Obama's visit

...In his visit to Alaska, Obama is expected to stress the dangers of climate change. He says Alaskans are on the front lines of the problem.___Associated Press writer Dan Joling in Anchorage, Alaska, contributed to this report.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/drilling-ok-comes-just-obamas-visit
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Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska's north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/federal-appeals-court-hears-arguments-p
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With protest in Oregon over, Shell prepares for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor.Royal Dutch Shell PLC now only needs the 380-foot Fennica, repaired at a Portland shipyard, to be on hand at the drill site to ask federal regulators for permission to dig into oil-bearing rock already included on its Arctic offshore leases.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-02/protest-oregon-over-shell-prepares-arct
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Groups want hunting season suspended for rare wolves

ANCHORAGE - Six conservation organizations want to stop hunting and trapping of a rare southeast Alaska wolf while the federal government decides whether the animals merit endangered species status.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/groups-want-hunting-season-suspended-ra
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Scientists record explosion at Aleutian's Cleveland Volcano

An explosion Tuesday morning rocked Alaska's Cleveland Volcano but scientists have detected no ash cloud that could threaten jets crossing the Pacific Ocean.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-21/scientists-record-explosion-aleutians-c
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