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'Green News Report' - December 23, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2014 on track for hottest year on record; Washington state governor pro...

Activating the Power of Ideas

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Stephen Del Rosso,Program Director, International Peace & Security This article is excerpted from The Carnegie Reporter Five bold initiatives br...

Federal Report: Arctic Losing Snow And Ice, Absorbing More Heat

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says. In the spring and summer of 201...

The Chemical Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Like ocean acidification, this is mostly an invisible problem, but it is comparable in import for the vitality of marine ecosystems and the implication for human reliance on the ocean for water, food, and health in the future.

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Barrow Man Accused of Killing Assistant DA Was Out on Bail in Domestic Violence Cases

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.11.2014 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Ronald Fischer, 47, appeared in court Wednesday to face first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan, 48, two days earlier.

The Climate Post: Climate Change Risks, Impacts Focus of Reports

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report warning that greenhouse gas levels ...

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in an Interview with Jacada

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Having climbed Everest and crossed both polar ice-caps, Ranulph Fiennes is the greatest explorer of our time. The intrepid traveller talks to Jacada about his incredible journeys across the globe.

As UN Releases Climate Report, One Expert Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2020

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Get ready to order those beach umbrellas in Barrow. One of the leading authorities on the physics of northern seas is predicting...

The Extraordinary Life Of A Flight Paramedic In The Canadian Arctic

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

Flight Paramedic Hugh Gilmour works in the furthest reaches of the Canadian Arctic, evacuating patients from remote communities to hospitals in southe...

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

High Arctic Surprises: Ellesmere Island's Empire Of Ice

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

A true adventure involves surprises, and sometimes they are more beautiful -- and alive -- than you could have imagined. For example, Ellesmere Island.

Alaska's 1st Known Gay Marriage In Arctic Town

AP | KIMBERLEE KRUESI and KEITH RIDLER | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gay couples started to marry in one of the most conservative states in the nation Wednesday as more than 100 same-sex couples ga...

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 12.03.2014 | 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...

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." ...

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.