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Plan to drill for oil off East Coast, limit it in Alaska, draws heat

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast while protecting some, but not all, sensitive Arctic areas — actions that angered many and pleased few.

New Drilling Proposed in the Atlantic: Time to Speak Out!

The Obama Administration has announced plans for new offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Please submit comments online and attend an upcoming public hearing!

The Long, Arduous Plan to Lay a Trans-Arctic Internet Cable 

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Laying new a transoceanic internet cable is a massive undertaking—laying one across the Arctic especially so. Arctic Fibre has grand plans to venture across the ice and the unmapped ocean floors, threading a trans-Arctic cable to finally connect London and Tokyo directly. Here's how. Read more...

Oil And Gas Drilling Could Soon Come To Eastern Seaboard, White House Announces

The proposed opening of federal waters for drilling comes just days after the Obama administration announced plans to protect more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The post Oil And Gas Drilling Could Soon Come To Eastern Seaboard, White House Announces appeared first on ThinkProgress.

President Obama Proposes Wilderness Protections for Oil-rich Alaskan Coast

This week, President Barack Obama's administration announced that the Department of the Interior has released a new conservation plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) that will designate more than 12 million acres as wilderness, including...

Obama plans to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge against drilling and exploration

President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is releasing a conservation plan for the Refuge that

Obama to add 12.3 million acres to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The largest wildlife refuge in the United States needs protection from oil & gas development.

America's Wildlife Refuges Belong to All of Us

It's one of our nation's most iconic bastions of pristine wilderness. It supports over 200 arctic species. Its coastal plain is a critical calving ground for the Porcupine caribou herd, which migrates hundreds of miles each year from the Yukon to reach it. Show More Summary

Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle in Sweden, about 17 kilometres from Kiruna, is a little village of Jukkasjarvi where dogs nearly out number the humans, but for a few months each year it becomes host to the world's original "ice hotel," which has been melting and being rebuilt since 1990. Show More Summary

Check Out the Adorable Creatures and Gorgeous Vistas Obama Wants to Protect in Alaska

On Sunday, President Obama announced that he will call on Congress to increase the protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by adding more than 12 million acres of it to the National Wilderness Preservation System—the highest level of conservation protection. Show More Summary

U.S. Seen Limiting Oil Drilling in Arctic, May Open Atlantic

The U.S. Interior Department will lay a framework as soon as Tuesday for oil exploration in the nation’s coastal waters in a five-year plan that is expected to withdraw areas off Alaska while possibly adding parts of the Atlantic. The post U.S. Seen Limiting Oil Drilling in Arctic, May Open Atlantic appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Republicans fuming over Obama's plan to make most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge wilderness

Large populations of animals like this musk ox populate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge hat the Obama administration wants to protect by designating it wilderness. In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA)...Show More Summary

Putin Builds Naval and Army Base on Wrangell Island – Owned By the US

In May 1881 US explorers approached Jeannette Island, Wrangell Island and Henrietta Island in the Arctic Ocean and claimed them for the United States. But according to the Obama Department of State no claim exists today over these US islands. … Continue reading ?

Land Rover Discovery Sport treks through Iceland (pictures)

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland presents cold weather challenges including icy rivers and roads, and very short days in January, but the new Discovery Sport exhibits most of Land Rover's legendary offroad capability.

Study: Pollution may be giving polar bears penis problems

Researchers found a correlation between PCBs and lowered bone density in the Arctic mammals

CryoSat and Sentinel-1A detect rapid ice loss in remote Arctic ice cap

Both the ESA’s Sentinel-1A and CryoSat satellites have detected a significant degree of ice loss in the Austfonna ice cap, located on Norway’s Nordaustlandet island in the Svalbard archipelago. Parts of the ice cap have thinned by as...Show More Summary

ANWR Proposal Shows That Obama's Power to Set the Agenda Is Alive and Well

Here's the latest salvo in President Obama's flurry of executive activity following the 2014 election: President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers...Show More Summary

Polar Bears Penis Bones Are Snapping All Over The Arctic Thanks To Pollution

Beforeyouask,yes,thereisaboneinthepolarbear’spenis.It’scalledthebaculum.Nobodyknowswhatit’stherefor,whetherit’savestigialboneorwhetheritservessomepurposeelsewhere.Whatwedoknowisthatthankstopollution,polarbearsaremorelikelytosuffertheindignityofpenisfracture.

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