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Arctic Sea Ice

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.

New Evidence: We Can Stop Rising Temperatures in Time to Save Polar Bears

Dr. Steven C. Amstrup | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup

Current multi-year droughts in the western U.S. and elsewhere force policy leaders to recognize that the challenge is not just for poor people living in faraway places. Challenges of food and water security are here now. Our leaders are awakening to the fact that, even if scientists cannot attribute current drought entirely to human-caused climate change, this is what climate change looks like -- and we don't like that look.

Land-Based Food Won't Sustain Polar Bears in a Low-Ice Arctic, Study Says

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

As summer and autumn sea ice diminishes in the Arctic Sea, polar bears spending more time on shore have been spotted eating eggs, hunting down the nesting birds that lay them, hunting other land animals and even chewing on edible plants growing onshore. But is that enough to sustain them in an ice-scarce Arctic? No, says a new study.

Last Chance To Save Imperiled Arctic

Richard Steiner | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

Society has a historic choice to make with the Arctic. Should we continue our industrial expansion into one of the last wild areas of the world, further degrading its environment? Or, should we choose to protect and sustain this magnificent place?

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low Winter Maximum

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green

OSLO, March 19 (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climat...

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another Category 5 storm wreaks devastation in the Pacific; Extreme we...

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way

Federal Report: Arctic Losing Snow And Ice, Absorbing More Heat

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says. In the spring and summer of 201...

As UN Releases Climate Report, One Expert Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2020

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Get ready to order those beach umbrellas in Barrow. One of the leading authorities on the physics of northern seas is predicting...

'Green News Report' - October 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tide turns against climate change deniers, as even Rupert Murdoch dumps...

Researchers Observe Gnarly Waves In Arctic Ocean For First Time

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

Surfers may know the shores of Australia or Hawaii as some of the prime surfing spots around the world. But swells in the Arctic Ocean? That's a new o...

What It's Like To Be A Polar Bear

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green

What's it like to be a polar bear as the amount of sea ice shrinks from right beneath you? This new video released by the U.S. Geological Survey migh...

Arctic Sea Ice Peak Is 5th Lowest on Record

LiveScience | Becky Oskin, Senior Writer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

Despite a late-season boost from the cold weather patterns similar to those that blasted England with terrific storms in February, Arctic sea ice is s...

U.S. Navy Eyes Greater Presence In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is mapping out how to expand its presence in the Arctic beginning about ...

WATCH: The Arctic Has Lost A SHOCKING Amount Of Older Ice

Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

Take a second and watch older Arctic sea ice -- represented by white and lighter colors -- expand and retreat in this animation. By the end of the tim...

5 Ways Outer Space Taught Us About Earth in 2013

Lauren Lyons | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science
Lauren Lyons

Some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of human spaceflight and new exoplanet discoveries. For most people, it's the less flashy things that can mean the most in the lives of people right down here on Earth.

Sorry Climate Change Skeptics: Arctic Melting Is Still Happening

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year. But the government says global warming is still dramatically altering the top ...

Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

Maine Governor Says We Shouldn't Be So Glum About Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) suggested Thursday that global warming could actually be a good thing for his state, because the melting ice is opening up ...

Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what's going on with the Arctic sea ice.

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered

Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Arctic sea ice extent has likely reached its seasonal minimum, dropping to the sixth-lowest level in the 35...

The Summer Alaskans Comfortably Wore T-Shirts and Shorts on Ice Glaciers

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News
Alaska Dispatch News

JUNEAU -- Bright blue skies over Southeast Alaska have made this a summer to remember for the region's tourist industry. Visitors may wonder just how...

Staying Silent Would Be the Real Crime

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Are they ignoring the warnings? Are we not shouting loud enough? Surely, Shell's disaster-prone foray into the Alaskan Arctic was sufficient warning of the dangers of Arctic oil?

Climate Change "in Our Backyards"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Last month, the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a full committee hearing on the topic, "Climate Change: It's Happe...

So, The North Pole Is Actually A Lake Right Now

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

The North Pole probably looks a bit different than you would expect right now. Because, at this very moment, it's actually a lake. The time-la...