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Canadian Arctic Territory Under Pressure To Tackle Suicide Crisis

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.09.2016 | World

Canada’s youngest Arctic territory has the highest suicide rate in the country – and also one of the highest in the world. Last fall, it...

Arctic Communities Turn Challenges Brought On By Climate Changes Into Advantages

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

The impact of climate change on Arctic communities is so great that it limits their ability to adapt, or at least that’s what has long been as...

Coordinating U.S. Actions to Address Arctic Challenges: The Arctic Executive Steering Committee's First Year

Dr. John P. Holdren | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
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Dr. John P. Holdren

About half of the State of Alaska -- an area larger than Texas -- lies in the Arctic. This makes the United States an "Arctic Nation", one of only eight with territory in the region.

Arctic Development Stalls With Tumbling Oil Prices

Arctic Deeply | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

The oil boom that began less than a decade ago is now on shaky ground, with U.S. crude oil prices crashing to below $27 per barrel this week. The co...

Forensic Facts From the Fatal Franklin Expedition

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

The 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage was one of the biggest disasters in exploration history.

36°C Below Zero -- Braving the Freezing Cold Arctic Circle with the Nenets Reindeer Herders of Siberia

Christine Amour-Levar | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Christine Amour-Levar

Its head facing east, the animal's eyes bulge out and its tongue hangs limply to one side as the rope around its neck, pulled by three broad-shouldered herders squeezes the remaining life out of it.

A Tragic Story Emerges From the Frozen North

Julia Orr | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

Mysterious, powerful, dangerous and stunningly beautiful, the polar bear, currently in danger of extinction due to climate change, evokes fascination and awe. They are one of the most iconic and legendary animals to grace this planet.

Was 2015 Such a Terrible Year? And What Will 2016 Look Like?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
The Conversation US

Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world's population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016.

Here's Yet Another Alarming Effect Of Melting Arctic Sea Ice

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that the melting sea ice in the Arctic leads to more heat being absorbed by our planet, which can disturb the ecosystem. H...

Al Gore at Paris Climate Talks Decries Climate Carnage, Heralds Dawning "Age of Renewables"

John J. Berger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Former Vice President making informal remarks at the Indonesian Pavillion during the UN COP21 global climate talks near Paris shortly after deliveri...

New Report Warns Of Dramatic Arctic Changes Under Global Warming

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.19.2015 | Science

The latest report on the Arctic by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds dwindling sea ice and temperatures as much as 3 Ce...

The Climate Post: Nations Strike Deal To Curb Carbon Emissions

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Some of the biggest crunch issues in the lead up to the climate agreement in Paris were money and temperature goals. So what does the deal say about these issues?

5 Questions for 2 Climate Scientists Who Biked and Ran from the Poles to Paris

Tim Ward | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

PARIS - At the COP21 Paris Climate summit I attended a remarkable event by two young polar researchers. From the north, Dr Erlend Moster Knudsen, a No...

7 Artists: On the Arctic

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.

A New Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

If one is a visionary, then all this might be the foundation for a new idea, incorporating the best of the successful Antarctic Treaty in the south with the best interests of regional inhabitants in the north -- a New Arctic that conserves and sustains the best of this astonishing place for global benefit in the 21st century.

Arctic Leadership

Peter Neill | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The presence of human habitation, and its right to security and survival is the essential focus of the emerging Arctic consensus. There is no question that the needs of those communities will be addressed.

Climate Change May Drive Polar Bears Into Humans' Backyards

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.19.2015 | Science

Climate change is melting some polar bears' habitat and forcing them to spend significantly more time on land, a new study has found. The change will...

Meet the Texas Oil Billionaire Who Wants to Drill in the Arctic

Tim Donaghy | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Tim Donaghy

Royal Dutch Shell may have recently scrapped its plans to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea, but the oil industry has not given up its designs on the Arctic Ocean's fossil fuels.

Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Renewable Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Who is advocating for the most renewable resource of the all: the public who would directly and indirectly benefit from the enduring value of the Arctic as a global resource on the conservation of which we can depend for a sustainable future?

As the Arctic Goes, So Goes the Planet

Carter Roberts | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Carter Roberts

Done sustainably, development can yield big wins - for financial capital and the natural capital we all depend on. Done wrong, it can be a financial quagmire and destroy the natural systems that are the very foundation of all that we cherish.

The Arctic Garden

Peter Neill | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

No one seemed to be asking the alternative question: Other than resource extraction, what is the true value of the Arctic?

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

What's Really Going On In The Arctic?

Peter Neill | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The whole thing seemed like a coded conversation about the control of inevitable exploitation of Arctic resources, justified by high-minded agreement and theoretical application to the economic, social, and cultural needs of indigenous peoples referred to often but represented there in very few numbers.