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On his way out, Obama cedes Arctic energy control to Russia

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
Our planet is melting at both ends: Arctic and Antarctica hit record low ice extents

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

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

This northern town runs a prison for rogue polar bears

Jeff Chuchmuch didn’t have many darts under his belt. The new recruit for Churchill, Manitoba’s Polar Bear Alert Program was hanging out the side of a helicopter in a harness holding a gun loaded with

Arctic meltdown: Sea and land ice are cracking up at a record pace

The images from the Arctic ice death spiral are haunting. The impacts will be terrifying.“Broken Arches,” Disko Bay, Greenland. CREDIT: Diane Tuff from her book, “The Arctic Melt: Images of a

Trump’s new offshore drilling order is even worse than environmentalists expected

“Responsible development.”CREDIT: DOIPresident Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that seeks to increase offshore oil drilling in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic Ocean, and

Trump hit with first lawsuit over Arctic drilling order

Environmental groups filed in federal court Wednesday, challenging rollbacks on environmental protections.CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan VucciAnother executive order issued by President Donald Trump has run

The Trump administration just actually admitted that climate change is a problem

Sec. Tillerson wouldn’t comment on U.S. policies, but signed onto an Arctic agreement to address climate change.A person in a polar bear costume holds a sign that says “Rexxon, hands off our
Russia’s Rosneft Finds Offshore Oilfield in Eastern Arctic

Russia’s Rosneft Finds Offshore Oilfield in Eastern Arctic

It's a breakthrough for the harsh, far-flung region—despite Western sanctions.

Chair of House Science Committee thinks we need to focus on the benefits of climate change

Smith saw climate change in the Arctic, and came back with a very optimistic view of the problem.CREDIT: AP Photo/Zach GibsonIn mid-May, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), along with at least eight other
National Service is Key to Rebuilding After Harvey

Why the Last Snow on Earth May Be Red

Alan Burdick discusses a recent study in Nature Geoscience concerning “watermelon snow” and its relationship with climate change.
Major federal climate report rebuts everything Trump administration has said about climate change

Major federal climate report rebuts everything Trump administration has said about climate change

Global warming is real. It's happening because of human activities, and it's on the cusp of pushing the climate toward tipping points or other "unforeseen consequences" that could reshape the planet
The company linking Wilbur Ross to Putin cronies has a key role in Trump’s energy plan

The company linking Wilbur Ross to Putin cronies has a key role in Trump’s energy plan

The news that Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, owns a stake in a company with links to the Kremlin has raised questions about whether…

These are the most extreme effects of climate change people are seeing in the Arctic

World leaders and activists are gathering in Germany this week to decide how to implement the Paris Climate Accord. The accord aims to stop average world temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees
Alaska Natives Are Using Modern Technology to Save Traditional Ice Cellars

Alaska Natives Are Using Modern Technology to Save Traditional Ice Cellars

The frozen soils on the North Slope have served Alaska Natives as natural freezer for centuries. Beneath the monotonous surface of the tundra, they’ve dug out chambers known as ice cellars that stay
China’s first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal

China’s first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal

China, already the world’s biggest electric-vehicle market, is now using battery power to fuel cargo shipping as well. A Chinese company has built a 2,000…
A sign of the huge trade imbalance for global commodities: 45% of ships travel empty

A sign of the huge trade imbalance for global commodities: 45% of ships travel empty

Imagine a ship carrying commodities from Australia to China, and another carrying the same, but in the opposite direction. Both routes are equal in distance.…
The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yet

The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yet

After landing on Baffin Island, Canada, wildlife photographer and environmental activist Paul Nicklen captured video of a frail polar bear — dying and foaming from the mouth — as the weak animal