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Arctic Sea Ice Day

Dr. Steven C. Amstrup | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup

Today is Arctic Sea Ice Day, a day founded by Polar Bears International to draw attention to sea ice loss in the Arctic, why it matters, and how we ca...

The Climate Post: North American Leaders Commit to Clean Energy Goal

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

At the North American Leaders Summit on Wednesday, Mexico, Canada and the United States pledged to generate 50 percent of their energy from clean sour...

What Life Is Really Like on Antarctica

Paula Froelich | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Antarctica is on the top of everyone's bucket list these days as people spend tens of thousands of dollars to check out the world's southernmost frozen continent (read: bragging rights). But have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually live there?

The Melting Arctic Ice Calls For Protecting What I Love

Jennifer L Morgan | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Jennifer L Morgan

The Arctic is the frontline of dramatic environmental changes that will impact everyone.

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

Greenland and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

I recently returned from a week in Nuuk, Greenland, where I attended an interim meeting of The Arctic Circle, a representative group of national, regi...

The Climate Post: Report Forecasts Rising Clean Energy Deployment, Declining Fossil Fuel Use

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new report that provides a long-term view of the evolution of the world's power markets suggests that by 2027 building new wind and solar will becom...

'Green News Report' - June 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Welcome aboard to the GNR's newest affiliate partner, The Thom Hartmann Program! IN TODAY'S RADIO...

World Ocean Council and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The sea connects all things, and thus it can be viewed through the prism of almost any time, place, or subject. These latter come in "waves," usually ...

No Way, Norway

Michael Brune | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Someone needs to remind the Norwegian government about a core concept of Environmental Studies 101. When the English economist William Forster Lloyd first defined "the tragedy of the commons" almost 200 years ago, he used the example of a common grazing area that is shared by multiple cattle herders.

Bringing An Inuit Language Into The Digital Age

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

Nunavut’s language experts looked to the past to invent new words for the digital age. “Meet the North,” a series that ventures into the lives o...

Proposed Passage Through Northern Canada Could Help Isolated Arctic Communities

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.07.2016 | World

A vast pathway connecting roads, rail, pipelines, power and communications across northern Canada could bring huge benefits in trade and quality of li...

Beautiful New Comic Book Shares Tales Of Arctic Life

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.03.2016 | World

A comic book filled with myth, adventure and humor, written and illustrated by Inuit and northern Canadians, tells stories of the Far North – and qu...

The Climate Post: Climate Change Poses Threat to World Heritage Sites

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

Yellowstone National Park, Venice, Jordan's Wadi Rum, and Easter Island's Rapa Nui National Park are some of the 31 natural and cultural World Heritag...

Poles Apart - Champagne on ice to Camping on ice in the Space of a Month

Sue Flood | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Sue Flood

My career as a wildlife and travel filmmaker and photographer has taken me to many extreme environments over the last twenty-five years, some inhospitable and potentially dangerous.

Inuit And Environmental Groups Overcome Distrust To Work Together In Arctic

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.01.2016 | World

The relationship between Indigenous organizations and environmental NGOs used to be one of conflict and suspicion. But now these groups are working to...

Fight Between Faith and Reason: Trump and the Consequences of Ignorance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Donald Trump claims he "is not a big believer in global warming" because the warnings are "a total hoax" and "bullshit" based on "pseudoscience." Thus dismissing the knowledge, experience and data of 2,000 scientists from 154 countries.

Flipping the coin for the Arctic

Daniel Mittler | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Daniel Mittler

The tide is turning on Arctic protection. Actors that you may not have expected to play a role, are now stepping up to protect the Arctic; to embrace ...

Barry Lopez, Arctic Nature Writer

Peter Neill | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

BarryLopez.com Barry Lopez is the fourth in our series about Nature writers who have shaped my understanding of the world. His Arctic Dreams - Imagin...

Spring Has Sprung In The Arctic ... But It's Way Too Early For It

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green

One of the coldest places on Earth is already starting to see signs of spring -- a good month or two before it should, according to researchers. The N...

An Open Letter To Captain Paul Watson on the Misguided Ire at the WWF, Greenpeace International and the Inuit

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Sebastian Copeland

Climate change, and not hunting, is the real threat to the polar bear populations. And that is what the WWF and Greenpeace International are advocating while respecting the rights of the indigenous communities of the high North.

Post Obama's Summit With the Nordics -- What Next?

András Simonyi | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
András Simonyi

Last week saw an extraordinary event in Washington; a rare sight, the smiling leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and a smiling Obama.

The Climate Post: Study Links Vanishing of Solomon Islands to Anthropogenic Climate

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that five of the uninhabitated Solomon Islands have submerged underwater and six...

'Green News Report' - May 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2013 West, Texas fertilizer explosion ruled a criminal act; Price of rene...

Together We Saved the Atlantic -- Now for the Arctic and the Gulf

Margie Alt | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

For more than a year we spoke up together for the Atlantic Coast, and President Obama finally listened--foreclosing offshore drilling along the East Coast for at least the next six years.