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Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times

Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times | Oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge | Scoop.it

Environmentalists are trying to stop the use of modern-day gold rush, as the U.S. and four other countries scramble to stake claims to potentially use oil riches under the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean. Not everyone agrees with this so there is a lot of controversy. 


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Lindsay Tyler's comment, November 6, 2012 11:50 AM
I noticed that the demand for oil is now being seen as big as the scramble for gold! This was interesting because I had no idea the Arctic had the potential for vast oil riches.
trevor legere's comment, November 6, 2012 11:54 AM
I noticed that it noticed that it environmentalists not diplomats which tells me who will doing the rushing. what found interesting was that hasn't officially claimed by one country yet.
Joey Erving's comment, November 6, 2012 12:04 PM
I noticed that people want to drill in arctic wild life. I found it interesting because I didn't know there were "vast" amounts of oil under the Arctic ocean.
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China pledges to curb auto emissions, reduce air pollution

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BEIJING -- Few have experienced more rapid success in China than the auto industry, which has doubled its volume sales in just the last four years.
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 A weekend in which the country experienced some of its worse smog on record. Because oil prices are set by the central government to reduce price shocks, oil firms have little incentive to provide cleaner fuel that costs more to produce.

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Shell Halts Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic for 2012

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Shell has decided to scale back plans for drilling in the Chukchi Sea North of Alaska this season.


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Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times

Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times | Oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge | Scoop.it

Environmentalists are trying to stop the use of modern-day gold rush, as the U.S. and four other countries scramble to stake claims to potentially use oil riches under the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean. Not everyone agrees with this so there is a lot of controversy. 


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Lindsay Tyler's comment, November 6, 2012 11:50 AM
I noticed that the demand for oil is now being seen as big as the scramble for gold! This was interesting because I had no idea the Arctic had the potential for vast oil riches.
trevor legere's comment, November 6, 2012 11:54 AM
I noticed that it noticed that it environmentalists not diplomats which tells me who will doing the rushing. what found interesting was that hasn't officially claimed by one country yet.
Joey Erving's comment, November 6, 2012 12:04 PM
I noticed that people want to drill in arctic wild life. I found it interesting because I didn't know there were "vast" amounts of oil under the Arctic ocean.
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Australia heatwave part of global trend—IPCC chief

Australia heatwave part of global trend—IPCC chief | Oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge | Scoop.it
Australia's extreme summer heat wave, which caused devastating bushfires and saw temperature forecasts go off the scale, is part of a global warming trend, the UN's climate panel chief said Tuesday.
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Australia has experienced extreme summer heat, increasing the dangers from scores of bushfires which have destroyed more than 100 homes. Heatwaves likely to be more frequent and intense in the future.

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Total warns against oil drilling in Arctic - CNN

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Total SA says energy companies should not drill for crude in Arctic waters. Many people think that drilling is dangerious for the arctic and there are many dangers for the wildlife. It really scares the company that another oil spill will occur and this would destroy the company.


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Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times

Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic - Washington Times | Oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge | Scoop.it

Environmentalists are toiling to stop a modern-day gold rush at the top of the world, as the U.S. and four other countries scramble to stake claims to potentially vast oil riches under the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean.


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Lindsay Tyler's comment, November 6, 2012 11:50 AM
I noticed that the demand for oil is now being seen as big as the scramble for gold! This was interesting because I had no idea the Arctic had the potential for vast oil riches.
trevor legere's comment, November 6, 2012 11:54 AM
I noticed that it noticed that it environmentalists not diplomats which tells me who will doing the rushing. what found interesting was that hasn't officially claimed by one country yet.
Joey Erving's comment, November 6, 2012 12:04 PM
I noticed that people want to drill in arctic wild life. I found it interesting because I didn't know there were "vast" amounts of oil under the Arctic ocean.