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The Seward City Council approved a resolution Monday to move forward on a project that would bring renewable energy -- and major cost savings -- to four city buildings.Suzanna Caldwell
The president of Shell Oil Co. says exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.Dan Joling
Facing continuing low oil prices, ConocoPhillips said Tuesday it will cut 10 percent of its worldwide workforce, with many of the cuts coming from the company's North American operations.   Sean Doogan
Energy company ConocoPhillips says it is cutting around 1,810 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years. Associated Press
President Obama on Tuesday proposed speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.Julie Hirschfeld Davis
Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.Yereth Rosen,Asaf Shalev
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed operations after high winds and rough seas north of Alaska's northern coast put a temporary stop to exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean.Associated Press
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Monday the city will replace its aging orange-glow streetlights with white LED ones, generating big savings in energy consumption.Devin Kelly
Federal officials have made a lot of unfulfilled promises in the past in the past about paying attention to the issues and needs of the far north, so Alaskans have a right to be skeptical about new promises, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.Yereth Rosen
The agenda for Monday's Arctic conference is heavy on Alaska speakers, and the topics go beyond climate change.Yereth Rosen
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