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03 03 2021 | 09:32

Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study.

Other predators such as narwhals are suffering similarly as unique adaptations become less suited. Polar bears and narwhals are using up to four times as much energy to survive because of major ice…

03 03 2021 | 08:55

First Arctic Navigation in February Sends a Worrying Climate Signal.

Melting ice in the Arctic allowed a gas tanker to sail through the Northern Sea Route in the middle of winter. A tanker sailed through Arctic sea ice in February for the first time, the latest sign…

20 01 2021 | 10:11

Wandering polar vortex may cause a wild, snowy winter.

Snowier, colder weather may be heading to the Eastern U.S. High above the North Pole, the polar vortex, a fast-spinning whirl of frigid air, is doing a weird shimmy that may soon bring cold and…

15 01 2021 | 10:13

Clothes washing linked to ‘pervasive’ plastic pollution in the Arctic.

Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region. The Arctic is “pervasively” polluted by microplastic fibres that most likely come from the washing of synthetic…

10 01 2021 | 10:50

Alaska judge sides with Trump and allows sale of Arctic refuge drilling rights in 11th hour decision.

Conservation groups say it is a last-minute push by the Trump administration to help secure drilling rights for oil companies before the president leaves office in two weeks. The Trump …

07 01 2021 | 12:04

Climate change: Alaskan wilderness opens up for oil exploration.

The Trump administration is pushing ahead with the first ever sale of oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The giant Alaskan wilderness is home to many important species,…

20 12 2020 | 08:09

Moon Influences Arctic Ocean Methane Releases, Study Finds.

The moon helps to control the release of methane from the Arctic Ocean.

20 12 2020 | 07:49

America's last wilderness is about to go to the highest bidder for oil drilling.

Ten thousand years of undisturbed nature will soon be open to the highest bidder, starting at $25 an acre. Language is everything. Those who argue for oil drilling in the Arctic national wildlife…

11 12 2020 | 13:13

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into 'an entirely different climate.

Warmest temperatures since 1900 have all occurred within the past seven years, according to Noaa’s annual Arctic report card. The Arctic’s rapid transformation into a less frozen, hotter and…

09 12 2020 | 00:18

Court Rejects Trump's Arctic Drilling Proposal in 'Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate'

Climate action advocates and wildlife defenders celebrated Monday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the Trump administration's approval of Liberty, a proposed offshore oil-…

08 12 2020 | 12:23

Beyond Investing: Biden’s bold plans for the future.

Beyond Investing is pleased to present this update on its US Vegan Climate Index in the wake of the recent US Presidential election. With the results of the US presidential election called, it feels…

08 12 2020 | 12:19

Trump Plans 'Going Out of Business' Sale With Arctic Drilling Leases.

Conservation campaigners on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of taking a "wrecking ball" to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as the White House announced plans to move ahead with the sale…

07 12 2020 | 07:44

Bank of America Promises It Won't Fund Arctic Drilling.

After ongoing pressure from environmental groups and Indigenous communities, Bank of America has said it will not finance any oil and gas exploration in the Arctic, making it the last major U.S.…

30 11 2020 | 07:32

Climate crisis: Arctic sea ice freezing at latest date on record.

Slow formation of ice north of Siberia comes after record-breaking heatwave earlier this year It is mid-November and the Arctic has already been plunged into 24-hour darkness for the winter, but two…

28 11 2020 | 07:57

Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath's best photograph.

In the autumn of 2019, I joined an expedition to the Arctic. We set sail from Tromsø, Norway, on 20 September, on the Polarstern icebreaker. There were 100 people on board – 60 scientists and 40 crew…

28 11 2020 | 07:39

Primeval Greenland lake found buried beneath a mile-thick slab of ice.

Scientists have discovered an ancient lakebed buried under more than a mile of ice that may hold secrets to Greenland's past climate.  The lake formed when northwest Greenland was ice-free, sometime…

27 11 2020 | 12:31

Climate crisis: Arctic temperatures for November soar well above average.

The Arctic’s record-breaking year is continuing as temperatures in late November are reaching up to 12C higher than averages in the 1990s. The latest figures, from the University of Maine's Climate…

17 11 2020 | 16:30

Is the climate crisis pushing the world towards a ‘point of no return’?

A new study claims we may have already reached a hypothetical ‘point of no return’, but other researchers say this is ‘at odds’ with what we know about climate science. Daisy Dunne examines the…

16 11 2020 | 06:54

Renewable Energy Powers an Arctic Village: Ancient Traditions and Clean Technology.

Publisher’s Note: The following showcases the challenges and environmental benefits of installing a microgrid in a location that defines ‘remote.’ We’re proud to share this story featuring BBA…

05 11 2020 | 08:50

'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find

Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered. Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as…