More than two weeks after an exploratory oil well in Alaska’s Arctic experienced a blowout, spilling spewing gas and drilling mud onto the tundra and forcing workers to flee a potential explosion, the well still hasn’t been brought under control.
The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground.
America needs its roads and bridges – without them, we couldn’t get to work, ship goods, and get to the wild places where we love to go hiking, biking, and camping. But we also need to get away from climate-change causing fossil fuels – not make ourselves more dependent o
Hollywood will bring Alaska’s Arctic to theaters nationwide next month when Drew Barrymore stars in the movie “Big Miracle” about the 1988 effort to rescue three endangered gray whales trapped by sea ice o
Despite a glaring lack of scientific information about the Arctic Ocean, or effective technology to address a major oil spill, the Obama administration is following the previous administration’s lead and positioning itself to expand offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Beaufort an
Arctic animals face a new threat that could severely exacerbate habitat stresses caused by climate change. In recent years, oil companies have targeted vulnerable waters in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas, hoping to create a new frontier for oil drilling.