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Update: Seismic oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters postponed again

It has been controversial since it was first proposed by a consortium of oil and gas companies in 2011.  The consortium wants to conduct seismic exploration off the coast of Baffin Island but have faced strong opposition to the plan.» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Indigenous community voices support for oil development

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline has been vehemently opposed by many Indigenous groups in Canada, but there are also Aboriginal voices that strongly support the oilpatch. Chief Jim Boucher, from Fort McKay in northeastern Alberta, is one of them. His community» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Supreme Court to hear seismic exploration case in Arctic waters

A international consortium of companies has sought to perform seismic tests in oil and gas exploration in the waters off Baffin Island in northern Canada. Local residents are worried the loud blasts will scare off or even harm the marine» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology

Seismic ocean exploration, U.S. scientists and Canadian Inuit say no!

Controversy continues: ocean seismic tests and effects on marine life In 2011 a consortium of Norwegian oil companies applied for seismic exploration of the seabed off the coast of Canada’s Baffin Island. The cross-hatched area indicates zones to be extplored» 

Economy, International, Science and Technology

Earthquakes and fracking: a danger to what extent?

According to the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, two recent and noticeable earthquakes in the northwestern part of the province were caused by gas extraction operations.The Commission said Progress Energy’s fracking operation caused a 4.4 magnitude quake in August» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Shell: Go-ahead for Arctic drilling

Shell Oil has overcome the final hurdle in its plans for exploratory drilling in the Arctic. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved Shell’s final drilling permits, and the company can now begin drilling exploration wells this summer» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Future Arctic, how the north affects the world

While many people have heard of changes happening in the Arctic over the past few short decades, one man has been seeing them happen first hand. Edmonton, Alberta-based author, journalist, photographer Ed Struzik had spent some 35 years on scientific»