After yesterday’s ominous news that North American permafrost (and presumably European and Asian, as well) stores 60% more greenhouse gases than we thought, here’s another siren announcing that we are rushing full speed ahead towards a
In the spirit of an ongoing series of new discoveries which could be titled "whoops, things are a lot worse than we thought" Yahoo News/AFP is reporting that according to new research coming out to the University of Alaska
Proving that Big Coal's nefarious influence knows no bounds, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that pollution from coal burning has contaminated the Arctic for the last 100 years. Measurements taken
As global warming continues to heat our atmosphere and melt Arctic ice, boundary disputes in the region are likely to escalate as the nations bordering the region scramble to claim an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil which is currently
While we'd usually be the first to welcome the appearance of more trees, it may not be the most favorable outcome in the high Arctic, reports ScienceNews' Janet Raloff. That is because the advance of boreal forests, which have begun to
A flashpoint of international contention in recent months, the race to lay claim to the Arctic's resources finally came to a head this past week when Greenland hosted a meeting between the five Arctic nations
Need more evidence that the Arctic ice cap is slowly going the way of the dodo? Traveling with a team of scientists and Canadian troops during a recent expedition on Ward Hunt, BBC Environment Correspondent David Shukman bore
Let's start off this post with another round of good/bad news, shall we? The bad: According to new data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the North Pole could become ice-free this summer because of a record low in ice formation. The
And no, as you may have already surmised, we're not talking about L.A.'s congested freeways or Hollywood — but of its longstanding smog problem. Perhaps counterintuitively, this seemingly pristine region has amassed heavy
For the many years we've been watching music videos seeing one filmed in the Arctic is definitely a first. The band 30 Seconds to Mars, with lead vocalist and "My So Called Life" heartthrob Jared Leto, was determined to make it happen. Their song
John Lennon wouldn't be happy about this one. The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a scientific petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to request that the Pacific Walrus be added to the list of protected species in the Endangered
With the saturation media coverage of late, so many people have become "aware" of global warming that it's tough to find anyone who doesn't have an idea of what it is But that doesn't mean they're all jumping up and taking action either.
I have a great job, but I now know that author Richard Nelson's job is a bit cooler - literally and figuratively. Recently Nelson sat on the icy ground at the Alaskan Beaufort Sea coast watching polar bears eat the remains of a whale.