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Melting Permafrost Could Cost World Economy $43 Trillion by 2100: Study

Melting Permafrost Could Cost World Economy $43 Trillion by 2100: Study

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer The melting of the Earth’s permafrost could unleash hundreds of billions of tons stored CO2 and methane by the end of this century, warned prominent researchers on Monday, with resulting economic costs that could reach $43 trillion in damages related to the runaway impacts of […]

Despite All Warnings and Delays, Shell Announces Arctic Drilling To Begin

Despite All Warnings and Delays, Shell Announces Arctic Drilling To Begin

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday announced that it was all systems go and—despite all warnings and protest—would begin active drilling in the Arctic. Shell began shallow-water drilling in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea on July 30, but had to put further operations on hold until the […]

Shell Cuts Off ALEC, But Greenpeace Says PR Stunt Won’t Save Arctic

Shell Cuts Off ALEC, But Greenpeace Says PR Stunt Won’t Save Arctic

Published on Friday, August 07, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Royal Dutch Shell on Friday announced that it would not renew its partnership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), citing the corporate lobbying organization’s continued denial of climate change, in a move that environmental groups say does nothing to absolve the oil giant from […]

Russia Restakes Claim as Race for Arctic Resources Continues

Russia Restakes Claim as Race for Arctic Resources Continues

Published on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer The rush for claims to the resource-rich Arctic continued on Tuesday when Russia submitted to the United Nations a renewed bid for territories, sparking environmental fears. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the “application covers an underwater space covering an area of […]

In Seattle, It’s David vs. Goliath as Kayakers Hit Water to Protest Shell Oil

In Seattle, It’s David vs. Goliath as Kayakers Hit Water to Protest Shell Oil

Published on Saturday, May 16, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Kayaks began lining up on the shores of Seattle’s Elliot Bay early Saturday morning in preparation for the sHell No! “flotilla rally,” organized by social and environmental justice groups in opposition to Shell Oil’s plans to drill for fossil fuels in fragile Arctic waters. Over the […]