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Appeals panel rules that the Interior Department didn’t adequately analyze a Bush administration plan to auction off leases in the Arctic seas-

Drilling off Alaska can’t proceed without further environmental review. By James Oliphant and Kim Murphy. LA Times.

An off-shore oil spill into the Arctic Ocean would be a terrible disaster.

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As Arctic Sea Ice Melts, Experts Expect New Low. New York Times.

After a harder than usual winter in 2007-8, climate change skeptics were hailing the winter refreezing of the Arctic Ocean, and even suggesting global cooling was underway because there were not enough sunspots. . . as though ice shelves thousands of years […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey