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New Evidence of Prehistoric Trade With Asia Found at Bering Land Bridge Site

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Now another newly analyzed object from the University of Colorado-led Cape Espenberg dig is providing more evidence of prehistoric trade or contacts between the residents of Northwest Alaska and their neighbors across the Bering Strait.

In Canada's Inuit Territory of Nunavut: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front - Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The crazy quilt gives way to wall-to-wall blinding whiteness, the pilot tells us we are now passing over the North Quebec hydro-power plant, and fair Lady Wind Tunnel, not to be outdone, lets slip the mother of all winds.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

'Green News Report' -- April 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate change-denier Sen. Rand Paul is running for President (and Brad...

'Green News Report' - April 7, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Shell Oil returns to the Arctic (buckle up!); ALEC now pretending it ne...

Escalating Tensions Challenge U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman

As the U.S. resumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council for a two-year term starting on 24 April 2015, the ball is squarely in President Barack Obama's court to provide statesmanship needed for the Arctic as a zone of peace.

It's Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table

Cindy Shogan | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the Chukchi Sea - a lease sale referred to as Lease Sale 193.

The Climate Post: United States, Europe Announce Emissions Reductions Pledges

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The delay in INDC pledges by the vast majority of the world's countries complicates negotiation of a global climate change agreement in Paris in December. The lag will shrink the time that other countries have to assess whether they will meet others' offers, potentially leading to a "last-minute pile-up" like the one that scuttled climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009.

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

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.02.2015 | 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.

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Reviews EPA's Power Plant Mercury Rule; Decision Due in June

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

At issue in the case is whether the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to consider costs in addition to health and environmental impacts when determining whether (not just how) to regulate hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants.

Last Chance To Save Imperiled Arctic

Richard Steiner | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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?

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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...

Shell and High Water: Seattle Takes a Stand

KC Golden | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
KC Golden

There is still time to affirm that we do have better ways to create good jobs and shared, sustainable prosperity.... that our community is in many ways defined by that better way.

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.12.2015 | 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

Why Follow Russia's Folly?

Stacy Bare | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Stacy Bare

Why not instead create better investment opportunities for renewable and alternate energy resources, as well as technologies that are increasingly less dependent on oil? If we can do that and flood the market with these technologies, would we achieve the same result?

More Oil Drilling? Let's Cut Consumption Instead

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Attempting to make good on its "all of the above" energy strategy, the Obama administration recently floated proposals for oil development that have infuriated members of Congress on both coasts, but for very different reasons.

The Climate Post: First Rules for Arctic Drilling Released

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Department of the Interior unveiled the first draft rules for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. If approved, they would -- among other things -- require energy companies to submit safety plans and have a separate backup rig nearby to quickly drill a relief well to handle any blowout.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Department Rolls Out First Rules For Arctic Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration on Friday proposed the first rules for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. The Department of Interior's Bu...

A Week of Madness: Shell, KXL and the Arctic Auction

Annie Leonard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Annie Leonard

The past week has been quite the roller coaster for folks who care about the fate of the Arctic.

Why Is the 'Climate President' Approving More Oil Drilling?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Last week, President Obama rightly declared in his State of the Union address: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." This week, the Obama administration announced plans open up the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlant...

Bowhead Whale Songs Are Complex and Copied, New Study Shows

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Now scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea each spring.

Obama plan to block ANWR development draws swift backlash from Alaska leaders

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its...

America's Furthest-north High School Basketball Team Racks Up the Miles on an Epic Road Trip

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.07.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

There are not a lot of ways out of Barrow, but basketball is one of the best.