October 5th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom
Well, it's been a good week for oil companies. After two years of delays, the Obama administration has approved oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
You'll be relieved to know that there will be no environmental impact from the planned exploitation of 30 million acres of stormy, icy, dangerous waters off the coast of Alaska
June 7th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
First rule of being a criminal: Don't ever call in the cops. You might not like what they have to say.
December 12th, 2010 | by Guest Contributor
With record cold temperatures in Europe, we’re once again hearing the guffaws of the deniers: “If it’s supposed to be [&hellip
October 22nd, 2010 | by Jeremy Bloom
Climate change is happening NOW. And global warming is not something we need to worry about 100 years in the [&hellip
July 21st, 2010 | by Joshua S Hill
For the first time in over 50 years Arctic waters will be the subject of a mapping expedition. What I [&hellip
July 8th, 2009 | by Kay Sexton
As more shipping—ranging from container vessels to oil tankers to cruise ships—is using Arctic waters, the risk of major oil spillages increases but the actual incidence of minor spills resulting from trimming vessels or flushing tanks is growing and remains largely unreported by shipping lines.
June 24th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman
The Northwest Passage is opening up. As Arctic ice melts, the shipping season will grow, and with it, the pressures on the fragile Arctic ecosystem
May 6th, 2009 | by Mridul Chadha
Neglecting its responsibility to protect & preserve the fragile Arctic ecosystem, Russia is planning to use floating nuclear reactors to power its oil drilling efforts in the region.
March 27th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman
Russia's Security Council has authorized the creation of an Arctic special forces military to be deployed by the year 2020 to protect their interests in the Far North as new sources of natural resources become more available due to the decrease in ice cover
January 16th, 2009 | by Mridul Chadha
President Bush has urged Senators to initiate legal procedures to stakes claim to the natural resources of the Arctic region
December 26th, 2008 | by Jennifer Lance
Study finds melting ice in the Arctic and longer droughts in the Southwest indicate earlier projections have underestimated the climatic shifts that will take place by the end of the century
September 30th, 2008 | by Timothy B. Hurst
"Thanks to global warming, we've almost defeated the iceberg menace!"
August 15th, 2008 | by Amiel Blajchman
By claiming the Lomonosov Ridge as Russian territory, Russia has claimed the Arctic seabed up until the North Pole, effectively planting a Russian flag on the vast oil, gas, and diamond reserves in this ecologically-sensitive region of the world
August 14th, 2008 | by Amiel Blajchman
This year, for the first time in years, the Holy Grail of northern shipping will be a reality for a few weeks. With a Europe to Asia transit length that is 5000 nautical miles shorter than that of the Panama Canal; the opening of the Northwest Passage may signal the start to a sovereignty fight in the Arctic that has nothing to do with oil, gas, or any other kind of mineral exploration
August 5th, 2008 | by Joshua S Hill
The lawsuit, filed on Monday in Washington, D.C., states that the federal analysis that led to the polar being being listed did not properly consider the survival of the polar bear through previous periods of warming. They called the conclusion that polar bears would be endangered within the “foreseeable future,” or 45 years, as defined by the Fish and Wildlife Service, an arbitrary number