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Trump presses for Arctic offshore oil opening

Environmentalists vow to fight drilling in region they view as too risky.<p>President Donald Trump says he will open the door to offshore oil drilling in Arctic waters that his predecessor placed off limits late last year.<p>Trump signed an executive order Friday to reverse President Barack Obama's …

Yes, I am a climate alarmist. Global warming is a crime against humanity | Lawrence Torcello

There can be no greater crime against humanity than the destruction of conditions that make human life possible<p>Most of us have wondered about the human context of past crimes against humanity: why didn’t more people intervene? How could so many pretend not to know? To be sure, crimes against …

Climate Change

Climate change is warming the Arctic faster than expected

Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures are altering the essence of the region, melting ice on land and sea, driving more intense wildfires, altering ocean circulation, and dissolving permafrost.<p>A new report chronicles all …

A bold plan to slow the melt of Arctic permafrost could help reverse global warming

Russian scientists Sergey Zimov and Nikita Zimov — they're a father-son duo — believe they can slow the thawing of the Siberian permafrost by bringing back grazing animals to a swath of land called Pleistocene Park.<p>Siberia’s melting permafrost has enormous implications for the Earth’s climate.<p>In …

Sobering visualizations reveal how sea level rise could transform cities in your lifetime

Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be …

Climate Change

The Arctic is a 'dead end' for ocean plastic

Ocean currents have carried about 300 billion pieces of plastic trash to the Arctic Ocean, a new study finds, and more is on the way.<p>The Arctic isn't …

Global Warming

Greenpeace calls for action as huge rubbish islands reach Arctic circle

Greenpeace has called on companies to act after scientists revealed huge rubbish islands have reached the Arctic circle.<p>The environmental campaign …

Norway's Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located.<p>The company logo of Statoil is seen during a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Why Russia just built a new military base in the Arctic

Russia is giving the world a look at its new Arctic military base through an online virtual tour.<p>Known as the "Arctic Shamrock," the 14,000-square-mile, three-pointed base is now Russia's most northern permanent installation.<p>Since temperatures there can dip below -58 degrees Fahrenheit, the base is …

The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now

The Arctic is experiencing a profound shift into a new state as it loses ice and breaks high temperature records, a clear sign that some of the worst …

Arctic thaw to cause up to $90 trillion damage to roads and buildings

The Arctic's quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting …

arctic

How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything<p>Part I: The Bare Arctic<p>Part I: The top of the world is melting even faster than scientists thought. Here’s how …

Oman's mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

WADI ABDAH, Oman (AP) — Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are searching for an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide …

Earth Science

Arctic Meltdown: NASA photos capture region in rapid transition

Arctic ice<br>in retreat<p>NASA's airborne survey shows how global warming is transforming the Arctic<p>Arctic ice<br>in retreat<p>NASA's airborne survey shows how …

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans …

Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier

The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported.<p>Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an …

The Race to Safeguard the Arctic's Natural Heritage

Scientists are trying to protect seven marine areas before climate change worsens.<p>The Arctic Ocean may look inhospitable, but it teems with life along its coasts and within the unexpected, ice-free oases brimming with seabirds gorging on plankton and krill. Despite the anchor these places provide …

Global Warming

Race against the clock: Protecting Arctic Ocean gems as sea ice retreats

Changing Planet<p>For most of its history, the Arctic Ocean has been locked beneath a layer of sea ice. Even in high summer, much of the surface remains frozen. While inhospitable for most people except the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, these extreme conditions nurture an astonishing array of …

I Travelled to the Arctic to Plunge a Probe Into the Melting Permafrost

Climate change is completely reshaping the region.<p>At Chandalar Shelf in Alaska, a site about 200 kilometres (124 miles) north of the Arctic Circle, I kneeled on the damp, muddy ground, and plunged in a small serrated shovel. It easily penetrated the loamy top layer before I heard it thunk and …

Greenland's Ice Caps Have Passed the Point of No Return

Goodbye Ice Caps?<p>In Greenland, the effects of climate change are quickly proving to be drastic and irreversible. Greenland’s coastal glaciers and ice …

Polar bears spotted in Scotland as animals flee melting Arctic ice cap

• <i>For those arriving to this page after 12pm on April 1st 2017, this story was an April Fool, as we explain here</i><p>Anybody venturing to Scotland normally has only the midges to avoid. Now there’s an altogether more terrifying, not so wee beastie lurking in the woods.<p>For scientists with the World …

Russia's Putin says climate change in Arctic good for economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that global warming and ice melting in the Arctic are beneficial for the use of the region for …

The Arctic Is Turning Green at an Alarming Rate, And Scientists Finally Know Why

"Our entire idea about how this ecosystem works is different."<p>Arctic sea ice is turning progressively greener, and for years now, scientists couldn't …

How to defuse the methane timebomb in the Arctic? Unleash the mammoths!

A scientist living deep in Siberia thinks that bringing mammoths back from extinction could keep the Arctic ground perma-frozen. Keeping it frozen is …

Russia Can Wait for $70 Oil Before Re-Entering Arctic Waters

Russia can wait for a sustained recovery in oil prices before drilling again in Arctic waters, relying for now on less costly regions even as rival …

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations | Victoria Herrmann

These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average<p>As an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data. Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been surveyed to modern standards. In truth, some of the maps we use today haven’t been …

Donald Trump

Our planet is melting at both ends: Arctic and Antarctica hit record low ice extents

63Our planet is melting at both ends: Both Arctic and Antarctic sea ice hit record lows this year. Why? Global warming. And us.

Global Warming