Alaska

Shell abandons drilling off Alaska coast

The company said it had found “indications” of oil and gas in its Burger J well in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, but that they were not sufficient to warrant further exploration. 

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Portfolio: Dierk Maass

The Andean eco-region of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve starts at 4,200m above sea level and covers more than 700,000 hectares in the far south-west of Bolivia.

Has she gone rogue again? Sarah Palin takes aim as Mitt Romney keeps

Four years ago, she was the new Republican sensation, the most electrifying vice-presidential nominee in recent history. Now, it seems, Sarah Palin may not even be granted an official speaking slot at the party's coronation of Mitt Romney in Tampa, Florida, at the end of next month.