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Tag: Artic Ocean

  • Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 09:39 UTC

    Environmental groups lobbying to derail Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic

    The Sierra Club and nine other groups sought to overturn the US decision in a petition with the San Francisco 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week.

    Environmental groups and organizations are lobbying to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, gave conditional approval in May to Shell's resumption of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, which was paused after a mishap-filled 2012 season.

  • Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 20:34 UTC

    Research icebreaker Polarstern en route to investigate climate change in Arctic

    “This is an especially exciting cruise this year, since it marks the first time in the past 30 years that the sea-ice has melted so early,” explains biologist Peeken.

    Research icebreaker Polarstern left its home port in Bremerhaven on Tuesday setting a course for the Arctic. Led by Dr Ilka Peeken from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) a team of 53 researchers from 11 countries will investigate the effects of climate change in the Arctic, from the surface ice floes down to the seafloor