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Let's Finish What We've Started

Cindy Shogan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The time has come to address climate change and one way to do this is to stop drilling in our special places.

LEGO Quits Shell Over Arctic Drilling -- Who's Next?

Travis Nichols | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Shell is running out of places to hide. Today, LEGO announced it will be ending its 50-year relationship with the oil company after millions of people around the world called on the toymaker to put the partnership on ice.

It's Not All Doom and Gloom: What We Can Do Now for the Arctic

Richard Branson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Richard Branson

The ocean covers 45 percent of the planet, produces almost half of all the oxygen we breathe and sequesters more than a quarter of the CO2 we emit into the atmosphere.

'Green News Report' - October 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tide turns against climate change deniers, as even Rupert Murdoch dumps r...

A Leader, a Polar Bear, and the Shock of Recognition

President Anote Tong | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
President Anote Tong

Climate change is a problem that requires a global solution. And it is a problem that requires remarkable global leadership if it is to be adequately addressed. In spite of the unequivocal scientific information available, many people remain unprepared.

Trolling Humans for Whales, and Other Divine Madness From the North Country

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?" Alice Kingsley: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are." Th...

What to See in These 7 Cities in Greenland (PHOTOS)

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Until two weeks ago, I couldn't even pronounce the names of the cities, and now they are deeply engraved in my memory. Greenland is one of those so close, yet so far destinations that make you feel small, insignificant and detached from rest of the world.

The Arctic Council: A Model for Sustainable Development?

Peter Neill | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Conflict underlies the growing controversy and opposition by many to comparable energy driven development in China, Africa, and other developing states with growing financial and social aspirations already enjoyed by the developed world. It seems to be an unstoppable, repeating pattern that will endure regardless of lessons already learned.

For America's Last Frontier, 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act a Chance to Celebrate Wild Alaska

Cindy Shogan | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The same tug-of-war between development and preservation that led to the passage of the Wilderness Act exists to this day. Every generation of Americans faces moments when we must choose between the pressures of the now and the hopes for the future.

Keeping Our Arctic Wilderness Wild

David Yarnold | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

Fifty years ago, the battle to create the magnificent Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in far northeastern Alaska inspired Congress to approve America's Wilderness Act, the law that has since protected millions of acres of some of our nation's most iconic and cherished wild places. The Arctic Refuge is, simply put, astonishing.

Norway's Arctic Outpost

Geetika Jain | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Geetika Jain

A three hour flight due north from Oslo brought us to Longyearbyen, a pocket-sized town on the island of Spitsbergen. Flanked by over-powering, jagged mountains, a curvy, deep fjord was its umbilical cord to the Greenland Sea.

A 50th Birthday Present for Wilderness Act: Keep Arctic Coastal Plain Wild

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Only about 210 million acres of true wilderness remain in America. Roughly half of those have been protected under the Wilderness Act, but the rest remain vulnerable to the pressures of mining, logging, and especially energy development.

Putin: Russia Must Strengthen Position In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

LAKE SELIGER, Russia, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Moscow had to strengthen its position, economically an...

The Climate Post: Court Ruling Could Affect Nation's Electric Grid

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Editor's Note: While Tim Profeta is on vacation, Jeremy Tarr, policy associate in the Climate and Energy Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Envi...

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

A Little Touch of Climate-Change Despair

Scott Poynton | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Scott Poynton

Do methane bubbles in the Arctic signal a new level in our dangerous game with climate change?

'Green News Report' - August 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Broken climate: Historic storms and floods paralyze cities from Nebraska ...

'Green News Report' - August 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: If it seems like there's more extreme weather -- you're right; What sanct...

Canada Launches Cold War with Russia in the Arctic

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

There seems to be a new Cold War brewing and it's not between the U.S. and Russia, but between Canada and Russia. The contentious issue is the North Pole, or more specifically, the seabed under the Arctic.

How Did Western Civilization End? A Noted Historian Of Science Looks Back -- From 2093

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"The Collapse of Western Civilization" is the clearest, shortest explanation of the science of climate change and its consequences I've seen.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

The Climate Post: Rule for Regulating Existing Power Plants under Fire

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Debate about the proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants has swirled since the rule's release last month. Coal-heavy states and others have criticized both the substance of the rule and the EPA's authority to issue it.

Everything Is Not Awesome in LEGOland

Travis Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Using toys to advertise any kind of product to kids is wrong. But it's particularly harmful to sell children on Shell, a company with a shameful environmental record that plans to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, one of the most vulnerable places on earth.

New Offshore Oil Plan Could Be 'Game Over' For Climate

Richard Steiner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

If we want to stabilize climate and secure a sustainable future, the carbon now safely buried beneath the seabed, just as in the tar sands, should be left right where it is -- buried.

The New North

Peter Neill | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...