Shell halts Alaska drilling after ice floe strikes

Royal Dutch Shell today said it is halting tests to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska until next year. The decision follows a week of disruption at their Arctic site when sea ice stopped their activity while campaigners took the chance to criticise its drilling in the Chukchi Sea, raising concerns over the […]

Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest recorded level

The amount of ice covering the Arctic shrank to its lowest level on record this month, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The US-based scientists say new satellite images show the expanse of sea ice fell to 4.10 million square kilometres on 26 August, around 70,000 square kilometres below […]