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Arctic Sea Ice

What It's Like To Be A Polar Bear

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green

What's it like to be a polar bear as the amount of sea ice shrinks from right beneath you? This new video released by the U.S. Geological Survey migh...

Arctic Sea Ice Peak Is 5th Lowest on Record

LiveScience | Becky Oskin, Senior Writer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

Despite a late-season boost from the cold weather patterns similar to those that blasted England with terrific storms in February, Arctic sea ice is s...

U.S. Navy Eyes Greater Presence In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is mapping out how to expand its presence in the Arctic beginning about ...

WATCH: The Arctic Has Lost A SHOCKING Amount Of Older Ice

Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

Take a second and watch older Arctic sea ice -- represented by white and lighter colors -- expand and retreat in this animation. By the end of the tim...

5 Ways Outer Space Taught Us About Earth in 2013

Lauren Lyons | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science
Lauren Lyons

Some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of human spaceflight and new exoplanet discoveries. For most people, it's the less flashy things that can mean the most in the lives of people right down here on Earth.

Sorry Climate Change Skeptics: Arctic Melting Is Still Happening

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year. But the government says global warming is still dramatically altering the top ...

Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

Maine Governor Says We Shouldn't Be So Glum About Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) suggested Thursday that global warming could actually be a good thing for his state, because the melting ice is opening up ...

Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what's going on with the Arctic sea ice.

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered

Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Arctic sea ice extent has likely reached its seasonal minimum, dropping to the sixth-lowest level in the 35...

The Summer Alaskans Comfortably Wore T-Shirts and Shorts on Ice Glaciers

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News
AlaskaDispatch.com

JUNEAU -- Bright blue skies over Southeast Alaska have made this a summer to remember for the region's tourist industry. Visitors may wonder just how...

Staying Silent Would Be the Real Crime

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Are they ignoring the warnings? Are we not shouting loud enough? Surely, Shell's disaster-prone foray into the Alaskan Arctic was sufficient warning of the dangers of Arctic oil?

Climate Change "in Our Backyards"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Last month, the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a full committee hearing on the topic, "Climate Change: It's Happe...

So, The North Pole Is Actually A Lake Right Now

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

The North Pole probably looks a bit different than you would expect right now. Because, at this very moment, it's actually a lake. The time-la...

Why Can't These Seals Go Home?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

By Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer: Harp seals mate and rear their young on the sea ice off the east coast of Canada in the spring and move ...

Arctic Station Evacuated After Ice Melts Underneath It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Research at Russia's North Pole-40, a station located aboard an ice floe in the Arctic, has ceased following an emergency evacuation of personnel. The...

Hot Climate Scientists In Cool Places

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Ecology is the new theology and women in climate science rock!

Another Threat To Fragile Arctic Ecosystem

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, May 6 (Reuters) - The Arctic ecosystem, already under pressure from record ice melts,...

Study Shows A Future In Trans-Arctic Shipping

Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Rapidly shrinking Arctic sea ice is poised to open the region to many more kinds of ocean-going vessels tha...

Climate Recap of 2012

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Adios to 2012 and hello to lucky number 13. Where did climate take us in 2012 and what can we expect for the next 12 -- scratch that, 11 -- months?

Are We Ready to Drill in the Arctic?

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

America's Arctic Ocean is central to the sustenance and culture of indigenous communities that have depended on its bounty for thousands of years.

Neonictinoids and Climate Change - Lethal for Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In May 2009 my publisher (Don Gorman) asked me to write The Incomparable Honeybee. In October of that year it was in bookstores and I begun to write e...

Why Arctic Sea Ice Melts So Quickly

Posted 01.22.2013 | Green

By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: During the Arctic spring and summer, ponds of freshwater appear on the melting ice, dotting the land...

Wild Weather Blankets Earth, January 2013

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Over the past couple Januaries (2011 and 2012) I have kept a scorecard of Earth's wild weather. Anyone who doesn't accept that we are experiencing hum...

Arctic Shipping Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Richard Steiner | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Richard Steiner

In reducing the overall risk of Arctic and Aleutian shipping, the glass is still perhaps one-quarter full, three-quarters empty. The system is far from secure.