Antarctica & Arctic

Interior Department Slow To Supply Safety Test Data in Shell Arctic Drilling Case

A retired University of Alaska professor, represented by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, went to court for the testing data on which Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approval was based, after the agency violated the FOIA by not responding within the required 20-day period.

Some Unpublished CRS Reports on Environmental Topics: Published

Topics of the latest reports, published by the Federation of American Scientists, include Arctic changes, mountaintop mining controversies, pollution control law enforcement, climate change, midnight rulemaking, scientific papers/security risks, oil sands enviro issues, and fracking/drinking water.

Russians Drill Into Ancient Lake Vostok Below Antarctic Glacier

"Russian scientists have drilled into the vast, dark and never-
before-touched Lake Vostok 2.2 miles below the surface of Antarctica, the state-run Russian news agency RIA Novosti said Monday."

"“Yesterday, our scientists stopped drilling at the depth of 3,768 meters and reached the surface of the subglacial lake,” the news agency quoted a source as saying. The team had “finally managed to pierce” the ice sheet into Vostok, the source said.

Source: Wash Post, 02/07/2012
June 20, 2011

DEADLINE: NSF Media Fellowships for Arctic/Greenland Trip

The National Science Foundation is accepting written requests from professional journalists to report on Arctic research — including studies of the ice sheet, climate change and atmospheric chemistry — in Greenland between July 12 and 19, 2011. In-the-field expenses covered. Apply by June 20th.

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