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.
The passage of time has not been kind to the Arctic's fortunes: Where scientists once predicted the Arctic would be ice-free by the end of the century, they revised their estimates in recent months to 2030 and now - stunningly - to 2013. Presenting the
An organization we highlighted in our Gift Guide this year, Oceana - an international organization whose modest objective it is to protect and preserve our oceans - has already accomplished a lot in its 6 years of existence. In the past, it led a
Life imitates Monty Python in Northern Canada, where the Star tells us that residents of Churchill, Manitoba "are hoping that climate change will melt enough ice in Hudson Bay that their small grain port can become a major transportation hub."
Talk about your ugly positive feedbacks: according to a team of researchers based at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, a source of methane - which likely originated during the last ice age - has surfaced in the Arctic, a likely result of global
The climate change stars were out last night in San Diego. PolarPalooza San Diego is the first of its kind. There are 6 more planned for cities across the US in 2007 and 20 more planned for 2008. The weekend includes events at several museums around
In an effort to encourage education and discussion on climate change, the organizers of PolarPalooza San Diego held a media/scientist roundtable prior to the weekend events. This safespace encouraged open discussion
Well its what we’ve all been waiting for, or at least those of us in the enviro-media community: journalists & scientists, sitting down, face to face and helping each other understand their respective side. The image of scientists and journalists
Long considered to be the planet's ultimate safety valve for excess carbon dioxide - drawing down close to 25% of all anthropogenic emissions - the oceans may not prove as effective at storing the greenhouse gas as they did during the last ice age,
Look out Al Gore, the PolarPalooza is bringing the good word on climate change to communities all across the US, and it hits San Diego this weekend. The event is dubbed the PolarPalooza because, "like the rock tour, we hope to be a little out of the
That bad. More about the report's executive summary after the jump.According to Carbon Equity's latest report, the Arctic ice caps are facing a much grimmer future than that originally projected by the IPCC - which has been accused of watering down its
While most of us have yet to sense the extent of global warming's immediate and more long-term effects on the planet's physical geography, others - mostly in the northern regions of the world - have not been so fortunate. The record amount of sea ice
This week, a 100-year old Dutch schooner packed with artists and oceanographic researchers (and a handful of media reps, including yours truly) will set sail from the island of Spitsbergen (roughly 500 miles north of Norway) to traverse the 78th
Though they have been extinct for around ten thousand years, some scientists are now claiming that their remains — of the "organic" variety — are coming back to haunt us. Sergei Zimov, chief scientist at the Russian Academy of Science's North Eastern
According to a recent study done by scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (Amap), man-made chemicals found in high concentrations in the blood of pregnant women in some Arctic villages appear to be causing drastic changes in
Just when you think it can't possibly get any worse—well, it does. The Greenland ice cap is apparently melting so quickly that it is triggering earthquakes, as pieces of ice several cubic kilometers in size break off.
Polar bears are getting quite a lot of media attention these days because of global warming and people are becoming more familiar with them. But here's a side of them that we don't see every day: The playful side. Above is a wild male polar bear, about