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Canada's Inuit Fight To Save Their Endangered Languages

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.07.2016 | World

One way to save the endangered Inuit languages is to create a standard writing system and introduce it in schools. But organizations pushing for the s...

PHOTOS: A Typical Day At Work For Nomadic Reindeer Herders

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business

In the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, where temperatures fall as low as -58 degrees Farhenheit in the winter, nomadic herders watch over more than half a...

Why U.S.-Nordic Relations Matter More Than Ever

Kirsti Kauppi | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Kirsti Kauppi

The Nordic countries and United States have much in common. We all share the fundamental values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. We strive toward societies based on non-discrimination, equality and inclusion, regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious background.

Arctic Advocates Come to Washington

Cindy Shogan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Cindy Shogan

A caribou trail meanders through sedges alongside the Kongakut River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Dave Shreffler It's that time o...

Leave Arctic Oil Under the Seafloor

Carl Safina | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Carl Safina

We need to make the transition to a clean energy economy and we must do it now by taking special places off the table, protecting them from risky and dangerous drilling.

New Film Explores The Challenges Of Keeping Alaska's Whaling Culture Alive

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.08.2016 | World

On the northern coast of Alaska, indigenous Alaskan teenagers consider their futures while holding on to the language, tradition and whaling culture o...

The Arctic Exploration in Norway

Ryazan Tristram | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
Ryazan Tristram

I've never imagined in my life that one day I would get to visit Norway, let alone explore the country while cruising along the charming Norwegian coa...

Norwegian Town Rebuilds After Major Mine Closure And Deadly Avalanche

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.01.2016 | World

Low coal prices have forced the Store Norske Spitsbergen Coal Company to shutter its largest mine on Svalbard. For Longyearbyen, the collapse of coal ...

The Climate Post: Record Low Arctic Sea Ice Extent Points to Irreversible Changes

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said on Monday that Arctic sea ice cover of 5.607 million square miles on March 24 represented the lowest winter maximum since records began in 1979. That's 5,000 square miles less than last year's record low.

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unite to fight...

Arctic Sirens Wail: Where Are the First Responders?

Robin Bronen | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Robin Bronen

Divest, protest and stop using motorized transportation. The power for change rests with each of us. And in this way, we can demonstrate our solidarity with all living beings who dwell upon this precious home. We are the first responders.

US and Canadian Leaders Can Set Course Correction on Climate and the Arctic

Jake Schmidt | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Jake Schmidt

When President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau meet this week they have an opportunity to show that both are prepared to lead efforts to protect the Arctic and our children from climate devastation.

A Unique Norwegian Choir Is United By Coal As Mining Industry Suffers

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.05.2016 | World

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard, a choir united by coal takes to the stage in an abandoned building – but the future for local coal mining looks uncertain...

Northern Canada Holds Promising Potential For Trudeau Government

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.26.2016 | World

During Justin Trudeau’s election campaign and his first 100 days in government, four themes have emerged – infrastructure investment, reconciliati...

We interrupt this election to focus on the Arctic

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Angie Cordeiro

Move For Change and the Brooklyn Culture Jammers nailed it this week in their blog of Feb. 18th. http://brooklynculturejammers.com/2016/02/22/we-inte...

An Open Letter from Nunavut

Peter Neill | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

In October 2015, Peter Taptuna, the Premier of Nunavut, the northeastern territory that, with two others, central and west, comprise the land that borders the Canadian Arctic, wrote an open letter to the four candidates in the coming Federal elections.

'Green News Report' - February 18, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... SPECIAL NOTE: Though we didn't have time to mention as much in today's report, this is our 7TH ANN...

'Green News Report' - February 11, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.11.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Bernie Sanders slams Republicans on climate change denial after landslide...

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, its premier ...

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 assumed....

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 coll...

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.