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18 06 2021 | 09:58

Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds.

Less ice means more global heating, a vicious cycle that also leaves the region open to new oil extraction. Sea ice across much of the Arctic is thinning twice as fast as previously thought,…

14 06 2021 | 09:58

Arctic coastal sea ice thinning twice as fast than thought.

Research based on ice-thickness data from ESA’s CryoSat and Envisat missions along with a new model of snow has revealed that sea ice in the coastal regions of the Arctic may be thinning twice as…

10 06 2021 | 16:07

EU Parliament reps call on countries to stop funding Arctic gas project.

Members of the European Parliament from France, Germany and Italy are calling on those countries’ governments to stop their state-backed investors from chipping in to fund the second natural-gas…

21 05 2021 | 18:29

Arctic sea ice succumbs to Atlantification.

With alarm bells ringing about the rapid demise of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, satellite data have revealed how the intrusion of warmer Atlantic waters is reducing ice regrowth in the winter. In…

04 05 2021 | 10:54

How a hi-tech search for Genghis Khan is helping polar bears.

Researchers are going on a bear hunt, using AI and radar to spot dens and track the threatened Arctic predators The age of extinction is supported by

04 05 2021 | 10:38

Competition heats up in the melting Arctic, and the US isn’t prepared to counter Russia.

For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in global economic competition, but that’s changing as its ice melts with the warming climate.

07 04 2021 | 10:38

How the shipping industry can halve climate-warming black carbon in the Arctic.

Switching to cleaner shipping fuel would prevent Arctic warming and deliver an easy win for the climate. Climate change is having a more rapid impact in the Arctic than anywhere else right now – the…

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.…