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Photos: Crystal Cruises Photo: Captain Birger Vorland, Crystal Cruises The fabled Northwest passage isn't what it used to
Antarctica is on the top of everyone's bucket list these days as people spend tens of thousands of dollars to check out the world's southernmost frozen continent (read: bragging rights). But have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually live there?
Sure, scientific experimentation, just like much of real life, includes problems, troubles, obstacles and difficulties almost
This Earth Day, it's time to give the polar bear the respect it deserves. Nothing humans can do to the climate is going to wipe it out.
This short video called "Cold War On Ice" is part of our web series ThisPlanet.TV. It includes a few clips from Yamal's newscasts illustrating the Russian viewpoint on the situation in the Arctic.
Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.
Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.
All are the creation of Xavier Cortada, artist in residence at Florida International University, whose work is inspired by
Last week, President Obama made a terribly risky decision for the Arctic. His administration cleared the final hurdle that allows for drilling into oil-bearing zones in the Arctic Ocean, approving one of Shell Oil's modified drilling permits for the Chukchi Sea.
Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.
Watching the ice melt in arctic regions, wishing for air conditioning in San Francisco in January -- those things suggest that paying attention to fossil fuels probably makes sense.
Every new ton of oil, coal or gas we burn, or forest we destroy, means more stress for the Arctic and higher risks for us all. Every ton takes us closer to the tipping point, beyond which impacts start spiraling out of control, and action will no longer matter.
Now, more than ever, we must all show our support for a low-carbon and sustainable future. We must speak up for polar bears, for cheetahs, for countless other species -- and for our children and grandchildren.
For some time now, we have been aware of such things in the form of submarine passages and territorial claims in the Arctic
Researchers recommend that further study be undertaken to evaluate the potential effects of these microplastics on oceans
Theoretically, we can still pull back via a World War II level green energy mobilization together with rapid and permanent fossil fuel reduction. But we are not stopping. In fact, we are accelerating the process. We can't imagine it. It is our tragic flaw.