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The Arctic

First Nighter: The Civilians Confront Climate Change With "The Great Immensity"

David Finkle | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It's taken for granted that any superior drama depends on its stakes being high. If that's the case, then The Great Immensity -- created by the always-intrepid Civilians troupe and presented at the Public after a world premiere at Kansas City Repertory Theatre -- is indubitably superior drama.

Dear Mr. President, "I Believe" Isn't Good Policy

Shannyn Moore | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Your secretary of the interior, Ken Salazar, recently told reporters asking about Shell's recent drilling permits and Alaska's Arctic, "I believe there's not going to be an oil spill." "I believe" is not good policy. I believe that unicorn fur is the most absorbent clean-up product.

The Beginnings of Arctic Science

Roger M. McCoy | Posted 08.08.2012 | Science
Roger M. McCoy

Imagine sailing to the Canadian Arctic in 1819. There were only three surveyed points, hundreds of miles apart, defining the entire north coast of North America. In the 1820s the map of the Arctic was almost blank.

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...