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Melting ice in the Arctic
Excitement about the commercial potential of the Arctic has escalated as ice has retreated, making access to oil easier at a time when prices have rocketed
The U.S. government has signaled a new determination to assert its role in Arctic oil and gas...
May 12, 2011 | Read More
Swimming polar bear
Near the top of the Arctic food web, polar bears and ice seals are facing dire pressures from heat-trapping industrial gases
In the Arctic, ringed seals and other ice-associated pinnipeds aren't merely the polar bear's prey...
Feb 27, 2011 | Read More
Scientist with seal
A fishing ban against Arctic cod may forestall trouble for the bottom of the food web. Higher up, seals are already disappearing from lack of snow and ice
The Arctic Ocean is so cold that only a handful of fish and marine mammals can survive there....
Feb 24, 2011 | Read More
Journalist Bruce Barcott traveled to the far north of Alaska to chronicle how climate change is...
Feb 23, 2011 | Read More
Meling ice
The loss of a single species from climate change impacts could set off a reaction throughout the entire Arctic marine and coastal food web
On a Saturday morning in late November in Kotzebue, Alaska, a village 33 miles north of the Arctic...
Feb 23, 2011 | Read More
Scientists describe an actual warming event rather than one predicted by a model
Some 40 million years ago, the world experienced an extreme spike in global warming. The heat was...
Nov 9, 2010 | Read More
Researchers say the results are "not a surprise" and reflect a growing divide first noticed in 1997
WASHINGTON—Democrats are not only more prone to think that global warming is happening but they...
Nov 2, 2010 | Read More
The discovery could help explain why Europe can have cold winters while the world as a whole is heating up
Researchers have found that the waxing and waning of the sun affects our planet's temperature in...
Oct 7, 2010 | Read More
Scientists say desertification of the mountain grasslands of the Tibetan plateau is accelerating climate change
by Jonathan Watts, Guardian Like generations of Tibetan nomads before him, Phuntsok Dorje makes...
Sep 26, 2010 | Read More
A rapid surface cooling of the northern oceans may have caused a temporary slowdown in global...
Sep 23, 2010 | Read More