Nordic nations sound alarm over melting Arctic

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Author: ABC [España]

Sverre Kojedal, en la nueva planta de Statoil, se apresura a explicar que su explotación incluye el retorno del CO2 que viene mezclado con el gas natural y su almacenamiento en el subsuelo océanico...los cambios en los hielos marinos y la consecuente erosión de la costa están propiciando la reubicación de algunas comunidades costeras y afectan a los cazadores y pescadores marinos de las localidades. Además, la actividad agrícola está extremadamente limitada en el Ártico...Hay que tener en cuenta que en Escandinavia los sami representan el 2,5 por ciento de la población, pero el Ártico alberga a alrededor de cuatro millones de personas, el 10 por ciento de las cuales se calcula que son indígenas.

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31 October 2007

Nordic nations sound alarm over melting Arctic

Author: Alister Doyle, Reuters

Nordic nations sounded the alarm on Wednesday about a quickening melt of Arctic ice and said the thaw might soon prove irreversible because of global warming...The melt, blamed by the U.N. climate panel on heat-trapping gases emitted by burning fossil fuels, threatens the livelihoods of indigenous hunting peoples...

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22 October 2007

The battle for the next energy frontier

Author: Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

...Statoil and Norsk Hydro...have been successful in utilising new technologies in severe climates, while remaining sensitive to environmental concerns...Shell’s reputation in Russia is still tarnished by the...environmental violations that occurred during its tenure as operator of Sakhalin-2. BP’s environmental infractions in Alaska have been the subject of U.S. criminal investigations...Environmental issues will pose significant challenges for companies seeking to pursue large scale Arctic oil and gas development. The Artic includes unique habitats of indigenous Northern cultures...In order to proceed with their Arctic...ventures, companies will need to facilitate a full-scale international cooperation with local indigenous communities, environment organisations, government agencies, and academic institutions...[also refers to Gazprom, Rosneft, ExxonMobil]

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