Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that his country, the world's biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017. The move would make China the world's biggest carbon market and could strengthen global efforts to put a price on carbon.
Will we preserve these pristine waters once and for all and accelerate the shift to cleaner energy resources? Or will we continue letting oil companies go to the ends of the earth and deepen our dependence on polluting fossil fuels?
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Opening night, full of students, faculty and friends. Drawings by Inupiat tribesmen, not seen in public since the 1930's. Exhibited artwork collected by Philosophy Professor Wendell Ter Bush and donated to the University in 1935.
We need a green energy moon shot and a bold national mobilization on the scale of World War II. Morality is crying out for us to heed what Pope Francis calls "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" by becoming the next Greatest Generation.
We're in this together, us and the walruses. But we're the ones who can make this problem better or worse. I can easily imagine the solid ground that I now stand on disappearing, and being forced onto an unfamiliar shore with thousands like me, disoriented, scared, and facing an uncertain future.
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In Damien Tremblay's book Yukon Dreams, the attractive aesthetics of remote areas in the Yukon are illustrated and displayed in their full glory, drawing people's attentions to these regions.
We had been on cruises before, but never with an entourage whose ages spanned 77 years. Despite sometimes feeling like I was herding cats, my verdict on this seven day multigenerational Alaska cruise experience is that it was a great way to spend quality travel time with family members of diverse ages and interests.
New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.
Jeff Landfield grew up, like most Millennials, enveloped in the social media bubble. For a self-described life-of-the-party type, he was never one to shy away from cameras or attention, and "filter" isn't exactly part of his vocabulary.
"I think that I feel the most beautiful when I'm fishing. I'll have slime on my face and fish parts -- but when we're picking really hard and getting the fish out of the gear and we're racing against the tide -- to feel something where I get to feel my strength."
The problem with Alaska's economic strategy is that it is based on the economic facts of the past rather than the projections of the future. The choice is not between extracting fish or extracting oil. There are other options.
It takes 18 hours from Kodiak aboard Alaska Marine Highway System's good ship Tustumena to reach our next stop, Chignik on the Alaskan Peninsula - allowing me ample time to get along with the dining-room staff like a house on fire.