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 ...

Sep 10, 2014
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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 ...

Feb 21, 2013
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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.

Sep 20, 2012
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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.

Apr 19, 2012
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Canada unveils Arctic drilling rules

Canada's energy regulator rolled out new rules on Thursday allowing for alternative ways to deal quickly with blowouts in the Arctic other than drilling relief wells.

Dec 15, 2011
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Greenpeace activists climb Greenland oil rig

(AP) -- Three Greenpeace activists on Sunday climbed up an oil rig off Greenland's coast in an attempt to stop a Scottish oil company from starting deepwater drilling in the arctic waters, the environmental ...

May 29, 2011
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