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Moment of victory: Shell stops Arctic drilling

Shell has chosen to halt its oil-drilling program after a dome used to clean up potential spills became damaged.

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Arctic sea ice hits lowest levels ever

Arctic sea ice has now reached its lowest extent ever recorded, becoming a real harbinger of climate change.

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Shell's Arctic drilling: The environmental battle of our time

On July 27, two Shell vessels departed from Seattle, en route to the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seas -- and the fragile ecosystems that lay within.