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This day in history – Tuesday, April 12

Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2016. There are 263 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1545 – France’s King Francis I orders massacre of Vaudois Protestants. 1606 – Great Britain adopts the Union Jack. 1815 – Austria declares war on Joachim Murat, King of Naples, for occupying Rome. 1850 – French ...

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Why we must drill for oil in the arctic

Some green campaigners seem to believe Shell boss Ben van Beurden would be happy dunking polar bears in thick, black crude oil if it helped make the planet even hotter. But van Beurden, the 57-year-old engineer who has run Royal Dutch Shell for nearly two years and has given the company the green light to drill in Arctic waters, believes ...

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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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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — With a key safety vessel repaired and in northern waters, Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal exploratory drilling permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast. Shell last month received permission to begin some drilling at two sites in the Chukchi Sea but was banned from ...

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Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

EVERETT, Wash. — Royal Dutch Shell’s second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska. KIRO-TV reports the massive oil drill rig was escorted from the harbor in Everett by two tug boats and two Coast Guard vessels. The Noble Discoverer started its move around 4 a.m. and is moving about 7 miles ...

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