News tagged with arctic exploration

A cold case heats up again

Twenty-five years ago, a U of A professor together with a newly minted alumnus, John Geiger, '81 BA, published Frozen in Time, a shocking and influential account of the Franklin expedition's disastrous final ...

dateSep 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Europe bids to tighten offshore drilling rules

Europe moved Thursday towards agreement on new rules governing offshore oil and gas drilling in response to a major environmental disaster off the United States, but environmentalists criticised the omission ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Environment
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UK lawmakers seek moratorium on Arctic drilling

(AP)—International governments should seek a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Arctic amid concern an oil spill in the region could cause catastrophic environmental damage, British lawmakers said Thursday.

dateSep 20, 2012 in Environment
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Russia blames TNK-BP for massive oil leaks

Russia's environment minister on Thursday blamed Russian-British oil company TNK-BP for causing massive oil pollution in a resource-rich Siberian region and failing to invest in its infrastructure.

dateApr 19, 2012 in Environment
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