Seattle, Like It Or Not, Becomes Shell's Arctic BaseThe arrival in Seattle Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change.
Study: Arctic Ice 'Thinning Dramatically'New research suggests Arctic sea ice has been thinning at a faster rate than previously believed.
With Sea Ice Melting, Coast Guard Proposing New Shipping Lanes To The ArcticAs global warming causes Arctic ice to melt, the Coast Guard is working on creating new shipping lanes so vessels can safely travel through the now open waters.
35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest AlaskaThe animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean.
Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole EcosystemAnimals and plants that depend on snow cover may be affected.
Shell Ship Grounding Fuels Arctic Drilling DebateThe grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska island has refueled the debate over oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, where critics for years have said the conditions are too harsh and the stakes too high to allow dangerous industrial development.
Shell Ends 2012 Arctic Ocean Drilling Off Alaska Shell Oil's flotilla of Arctic Ocean vessels is heading for warmer waters.

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