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

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 Nebrask...

'Green News Report' - August 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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 san...

Canada Launches Cold War with Russia in the Arctic

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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...

The Climate Post: Court Upholds Soot Standards

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A federal court of appeals on Friday unanimously found that the Clean Air Act gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) substantial discretion in setting air quality standards.

Rubio Can't Name A Single Source Behind His Climate Denialism

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) got some pushback on Tuesday for his comments on Sunday that he does not believe "human activity" is impacting climate chang...

The Far North, Part 2 -- The World's Northernmost University: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The journey back is beautiful, the snow-white peaks, the dark black crags soaring in their tormented pinnacles, gentle table tops and massive boulders, all bathed in the light of the full moon. Make that two full moons.

The Far North, Part 1 -- The Glaciers of Svalbard: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It prides itself on being the world's most northerly city, albeit with only about 2,000 residents; it's way beyond the Arctic Circle, just 813 miles f...

Greenpeace Ship To Confront Russian Oil Tanker

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platfo...

The Climate Post: Study Deals Blow for Biofuels as EPA Lowers 2013 Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday retroactively lowered the quantity of cellulosic biofuel required for blending in traditiona...