Oceans

Jon Queally, staff writer
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday indicated its continued desire to drill in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska by submitting new plans for exploratory operations to federal agencies. "Shell’s preparations are a red flag for the millions of people around the world who want to save the Arctic from catastrophe." —John Deans, Greenpeace...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
In an unprecedented move that illustrates the dramatic impacts of planetary...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Environmental groups have warned that deep sea mining could pose severe ecological threats. (Photo:  Steve Jurvetson)
A new gold rush for mineral riches lurking in the deep sea continues, as a...

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