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Peace & Survial: Two Worthy Docs

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

My So-Called Enemy is an insightful, moving, important film about not just adolescence but about the intractable Israel-Palestine conflict.

China: Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Although China and Japan are deeply connected trading partners, the Asian giants sit on opposite sides of the climate debate. In spite of their differences, the two countries have a history of climate cooperation.

Dangerous Climate Picture Impossible to Ignore

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

 The head of the National Academy of Sciences has indicated that we know more about the link between man and climate change than we do smoking and lung cancer.

Green News Report: August 12, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Russia's f...

Green News Report: August 10, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Thousands ...

Petermann Glacier: Giant Ice Island Breaks Off Greenland

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A giant ice island has broken off the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland. A University of Delaware researcher says the floati...

Summer Solstice Meets Record Low Arctic Ice

Benjamin Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Benjamin Strauss

As the climate has warmed over recent decades, high temperatures have arrived earlier on average, and a symphony of seasonal events along with them, from plant blooming dates to animal migrations to peak flow levels in snow-fed streams.

Green News Report -- June 3, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Latest on th...

Global Warming Deniers, You Will Be Denied

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Insurance companies, which are based on the so-called 'invisible hand,' have seen the writing on the wall and are no longer in the business of insuring new homes on the Outer Banks in NC.

"Why do so many Greenlanders kill themselves?" Jason George, Slate

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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The posters are plastered on school walls and at bus stops across Greenland's capital city. ...

Copenhagen: Climate Change Affects More Than Polar Bears (PHOTOS)

Alun Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alun Anderson

Climate change may seem as if it is a worry just for the people who want to "save the planet" but really it is about saving our current standard of living. And once you get the Arctic angry it will go for a long, slow revenge.

Jason George and Christopher Booker's "Greenland to Sell Bottled Water from Melting Glaciers" airs on Time.com

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Jason George and Christopher Booker's "Greenland to Sell Bottled Water from Melting Glaciers" airs on Time.com ...

I Saw Greenland Melting

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lea Lane

Looking inland, the vast icecap stretched as far as I could see. Near Kangerlussuaq, the air hub where we made connections, I stepped onto this huge remnant from the last ice age.

"Greenland to Sell Bottled Water from Melting Glaciers" airs on Time.com

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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"Greenland to Sell Bottled Water from Melting Glaciers" airs on Time.com ...

Climate Change: Whole Lot of Shaking Going On ...

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Some geologists say glacial melting due to climate change will unleash pressures in the Earth's crust, causing extreme geological events like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Warming ocean melts Greenland glaciers

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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With whale fins splashing in the distance, Ruth Curry hauls up her catch from the blustery deck of an icebreaker.

An orange tube fixed to a metal frame breaks the surface as the motorized winch stops groaning. Inside: data on the water temperature deep down in this glacial fjord off southeast Greenland.

"If you were to dip your hand in it, it doesn't seem that warm," says Curry, an American climate scientist. "But it is. It's warm enough to melt ice. And that's the important thing here."

Curry and her colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts zigzagged between majestic icebergs in the Sermilik fjord last month in search of proof that waters from warmer latitudes, or subtropical waters, are flushing through this remote and frigid region.

They found it – all the way up to the base of the outlet glaciers that spill into the ocean like tongues of ice from Greenland's massive ice sheet.

NASA data: Greenland, Antarctic ice melt worsening

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New satellite information shows that ice sheets in Greenland and western Antarctica continue to shrink faster than scientists thought and in some places are already in runaway melt mode.

British scientists for the first time calculated changes in the height of the vulnerable but massive ice sheets and found them especially worse at their edges. That's where warmer water eats away from below. In some parts of Antarctica, ice sheets have been losing 30 feet a year in thickness since 2003, according to a paper published online Thursday in the journal Nature.

Some of those areas are about a mile thick, so they've still got plenty of ice to burn through. But the drop in thickness is speeding up. In parts of Antarctica, the yearly rate of thinning from 2003 to 2007 is 50 percent higher than it was from 1995 to 2003.

These new measurements, based on 50 million laser readings from a NASA satellite, confirm what some of the more pessimistic scientists thought: The melting along the crucial edges of the two major ice sheets is accelerating and is in a self-feeding loop. The more the ice melts, the more water surrounds and eats away at the remaining ice.

"To some extent it's a runaway effect. The question is how far will it run?" said the study's lead author, Hamish Pritchard of the British Antarctic Survey. "It's more widespread than we previously thought."

Melting Ice Caps Expose Hundreds Of Secret Arctic Lairs

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ZACKENBERG RESEARCH STATION, GREENLAND—"The other day a massive ice sheet broke off and split my Fightcave completely in half," said superhero F...

Dramatic Iceberg Collapses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What could be more shocking then to see an iceberg melt before your eyes? We here at HuffPost Green realized that our story on Rick Sanchez's video o...

Iceberg Melts Right Before Rick Sanchez's Eyes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Monday, Rick Sanchez aired this amazing video of a iceberg spontaneously collapsing in front a group of spectators in Greenland. Sanchez points out...

A Call for Some Much Needed Sisterhood on This Planet

Linda Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Adams

Global warming affects our entire planet but it has a disproportionate impact on people in poor communities, especially women.

Reindeer In Sharp Decline

msn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Alaska, Canada, Greenland and other Arctic regions, people depend on caribou and reindeer as both a food source and a spiritual anchor. A new study...

World In Photos: June 2, 2009

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...

EU Votes to End Sale of Seal Products - Canada Not Happy

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The European Parliament voted to ban imports of seal products Tuesday, including fur coats and even omega-3 pills, trying to force Canada to end the a...

Destination: Greenland -- Lessons from the Ice

Ben Jervey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jervey

Surrounded by a vast expanse of white, the Arctic looks and feels completely untouched by man. Yet it is where the effects of our greenhouse gas emission are concentrated.