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A fresh new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing in the nation’s outer continental shelf features what federal officials hope will be a less controversial approach to oil exploration in Arctic waters, the Alaska director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Monday. Yereth Rosen
Several environmental groups say they're suing the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet.Phuong Le | Associated Press
Ancient bones recovered from an archaeological site in the Gulf of Alaska offer a glimpse into the last time the Earth underwent a drastic change in climate -- and it includes a spike in mercury levels in the world's oceans.Yereth Rosen
The North Slope village of Kaktovik, on the shore of the Beaufort Sea, is recovering from a Saturday night blizzard that packed frozen, hurricane-force winds and sent dumpsters tumbling like dice, residents said.Michelle Theriault Boots
Through the years, UAF researchers have traveled to Barrow for interviews and gathered existing recordings of the few Americans who live with sea ice -- and depend upon it. Ned Rozell
With oil leasing now planned for waters off the East Coast, Alaska has new allies in its long-running campaign to claim a share of revenues earned from future oil production in federal offshore territory, Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday.Yereth Rosen
The U.S. Geological Survey has released new maps identifying areas of northern and central Alaska with potential for deposits of rare-earth elements that are becoming commercially valuable because of their use in high-tech products. Yereth Rosen
A rail link from Finland to the Norwegian Arctic coast could be a "rolling pipeline" shipping ore, LNG and other goods to markets, boosters say.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
U.S. and EU sanctions have not deterred oil service companies Schlumberger and Baker Hughes from bidding on contracts to service the Prirazlomnoye ​project in Russia's offshore Arctic.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
A historic Alaska gold-mining city could be the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.Dan Joling | Associated Press