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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.

Inside A Photographer's Mission To Capture The Human Face Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

How do you photograph climate change? That was the question that Slovenian photographer Ciril Jazbec faced as he embarked on several journeys to the t...

Russia's 'Lukewarm' War

Geza Tatrallyay | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Geza Tatrallyay

It is worth focusing on the means that Putin is employing to further his strategic international goals of expanding Russian power and hegemony and weakening NATO and the European Union.

Amazon Rainforest Defense Now Part Of Activists' Global Strategy To Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry

John J. Berger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Although tropical rainforest soils are relatively infertile and degrade rapidly once the forest cover is stripped away, vast areas of the Amazon are being converted to cattle ranching and to large plantations growing soy and other crops for export, much of it bound for China.

Frozen, No Doubt About It!

Christine Amour-Levar | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Christine Amour-Levar

Stepping out of my flat today, in shorts, a tank top and flip-flops, as I walk to my yoga class around the corner from my apartment, soaking up Singapore's hot and humid equatorial heat at a constant steamy 30 degrees Celsius, it's very difficult for me to imagine that in a few weeks' time I will be at the very heart of Siberia.

Russia's International Strategy

Geza Tatrallyay | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Geza Tatrallyay

Is what we are seeing a 'lukewarm' war, where a rogue Russian state has, as its single-minded goal, to decrease the influence of the West, destabilize it, and where possible, expand into areas where its adversaries show weakness?

Running (Yes, Running) From the Arctic to COP21 for a Climate Campaign

David Saddington | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Running from the North Pole to Paris to get people talking about climate change The Pole to Paris flag has just left Edinburgh having alread...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability ma...

Pope Francis and the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The Pope has been especially clear and vocal about his views of climate change as a real, pervasive, and devastating factor in today's world and that our understanding and response to the problem is essential to the future survival of all people worldwide.

The Problem With Hillary's Arctic Flip-Flop

John Cronin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
John Cronin

At the outset of the first 2016 Democratic presidential debate, CNN's Anderson Cooper zinged Hillary Clinton about her flip-flops on same-sex marriage, immigration and trade. She said she had evolved. Absent from that list was her Arctic stance, a flip in policy not as easily explained.

What Exxon Knew About The Meltic Arctic All Along

Los Angeles Times | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.10.2015 | Business

Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was heating up, a dissident shareholder petitioned the board of Exxon, one of the world’s large...

Shell's Gone, Now Let's End Arctic Drilling Forever

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Shell's failure in the Arctic should become a transformational moment for Obama and our addiction to deadly fossil fuels. While he's at it, he should pledge to end all new fossil fuel leasing on public lands and oceans, which would keep 450 billion tons of greenhouse pollution out of the atmosphere.

The Climate Post: China Announces Cap-and-Trade Program

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

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.

Exploring Iceland's Clean Energy Economy

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

In my entire life I have never breathed in purer air, drank cleaner water or felt so naturally energized.

Shell Gives Arctic a Break: What Will We Do With It?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

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?

Shell's Abandoned Well and the Myth of the Arctic Oil Land Grab

The Conversation US | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

Shell's departure is certainly a pause in a new era of Arctic exploration. It is not, however, an end. The company has said nothing about dropping any of its 275 blocks in the basin.