Oil development at Arctic Refuge would forever alter sensitive ecosystems

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted 13-10 this month to approve a bill that would allow oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The measure will be added to the Senate’s tax-reform package that is expected to be put to a vote before the end of […]

Geologists seek answers with largest deployment of seismometers along Alaskan Peninsula

  ITHACA, N.Y. – Using a fleet of airplanes, ships and intrepid scientists, Cornell is leading the largest single deployment of seismometers along the Alaskan Peninsula – a $4.5 million endeavor that geologists from across the country hope will solve long-standing mysteries about the region and the planet. “This is something I’ve wanted to see […]

End of Shell gas exploration in Alaska could hurt indigenous economy, communities

Karim-Aly Saleh Kassam, professor of environmental and indigenous studies, says the end of Shell in Alaska will have implications for indigenous communities because they will have access to fewer jobs and potential revenues, however, in the long term, it may be in their best interests.   Kassam says: “The implications for indigenous communities are far […]