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Controversy Over Shell’s Oil Exploration in Arctic Continues

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Screen Shot 2013-01-11 at 20.09.51SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY — September 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM ET

By: Rebecca Jacobson

Salvage teams assess damage to Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drill barge in January after the rig ran aground near Kodiak Island in Alaska. Photo by AFP/Greenpeace/Robert Meyers

Rapidly thawing sea ice in the Arctic Circle has threatened polar wildlife and contributed to global changes in weather and climate. It has also opened the polar region for industrialization and resulted in new shipping lanes and a chance to drill for precious offshore oil reserves. read more and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.