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Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn’t dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe. It’s a harrowing image of a future that Obama insists is inevitable unless the world follows his and America’s ...

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Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Environmentalists rallied Monday against oil drilling in the Arctic, gathering at an Anchorage park near a climate change conference President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend later in the day. A few hundred people attended the two-hour rally, waving signs with such messages as “There is no plan B” and “We are making our earth sick.” The ...

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Leases for sale on Texas offshore tracts

Leasing became available for 21.9 million acres of federal tracts off the Texas coast today, but a major profit is unlikely, the Associated Press reports. In the midst of still-floundering oil prices, oil lease sales typically don’t yield significant sales. A March lease sale in in central Gulf of Mexico—a far more sought-after patch of land—attracted the lowest number of ...

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Operator facing federal charges for deadly offshore platform blast

NEW ORLEANS — Oil platform operator Black Elk Energy is facing federal criminal charges in connection with a November 2012 explosion off Louisiana’s coast that left three workers dead and others badly injured. Multiple media outlets report that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr. of the Eastern District in Louisiana filed a six-count criminal complaint against Houston-based Black Elk Energy ...

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