Shell's worried about environmental challenges to its Arctic drilling plans, so has launched what amounts to a pre-emptive strike on environmental groups. All while doubling-down on making biofuels that can work with exisiting oil infrastructure.
Oil companies have used part of their profits to engage in efforts designed to convince the public that climate change is a hoax. Now they hope to profit from the Arctic melting climate change is causing.
Holy sh!t. I just watched the trailer for Frozen Planet, the latest nature doc collaboration between the BBC and the Discovery Channel, and it gave me chills. As in, I saw the brief, pixelated, jumpy YouTube teaser, and there they were--full-on chills.
You may have heard that there's a massive new ozone hole in the Arctic--the first time there's been one there. Well, ThinkProgress has a good rundown (tag-teaming it seems with Jeff Masters from Weather Underground) on why its really potentially bad
Left: Ozone in Earth's stratosphere at an altitude of approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) in mid-March 2011, near the peak of the 2011 Arctic ozone loss. Right: chlorine monoxide - the primary agent of chemical ozone destruction in the cold polar
Uunartoq Qeqertaq is the world's newest island: translated from Inuit as "Warming Island," it was attached to a Greenland peninsula as recently as 2002. But Arctic ice began melting with increasing speed, and Uunartoq Qeqertaq was
German scientists have just said that Arctic sea ice set a new record low this year, but the US National Snow and Ice Data Center has released its own measurements showing a slightly higher sea ice summer so far . The difference between
After several months of reporting near-record or record monthly levels of Arctic sea ice melting, German researchers now report that a new yearly record low has been set--the area covered by Arctic sea ice has declined to its