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Fracking Comes to the Alaskan Arctic

Fracking Comes to the Alaskan Arctic

By Scott L. Montgomery Arctic lands and waters hold irresistible allure for global oil companies. Despite opposition from environmental groups and President Obama’s 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters, exploration in Alaska has revealed massive new volumes of oil. This comes at a time of low oil prices, when many observers felt the […]

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    Global Action on Climate Change Needed to S​ave Polar Bears From Extinction

    Global Action on Climate Change Needed to S​ave Polar Bears From Extinction

    Curbing global greenhouse gas emissions is the “single most important” action needed to protect polar bears, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urged Monday. No safe haven for polar bears in warming Arctic. via @EcoWatch https://t.co/TlLyTv6MLr ACT NOW to #SaveTheArctic: https://t.co/G3PwrlgHFw pic.twitter.com/UFmd4C2IFJ — Money For Change (@moneyforchange_) October 4, 2016 Writing in a conservation […]

    Stunning Portraits Put a Human Face on Climate Change

    Stunning Portraits Put a Human Face on Climate Change

    By Clara Chaisson The image of a solitary polar bear stranded on a melting ice floe is the unofficial poster child of the climate movement. But the world’s climbing temperatures are threatening more than charismatic megafauna; people’s lives and cultural heritage are at risk, too. With his portraits, artist Sean Yoro is helping to put […]

    Shocking Crack in Ice Shelf Grows Another 11 Miles

    Shocking Crack in Ice Shelf Grows Another 11 Miles

    A 70-mile long crack in the Larsen C ice shelf grew another shocking 11 miles in December alone. That leaves just 12 miles before an iceberg the size of Delaware snaps off into the Southern Ocean. Delaware-Sized Chunk of Ice Could Dislodge from #Antarctic Shelf via @EcoWatch #climate https://t.co/nHjoAThctF — Dan Zukowski (@danzukowski) August 26, […]

    Here’s What You Need to Know on the Upcoming War on Our Health and Environment

    Here’s What You Need to Know on the Upcoming War on Our Health and Environment

    Before Inauguration Day, the Trump era has opened with an extremist agenda that poses an alarming threat to our people, our environment and the core values we share about justice, fair play and our commitment to leave future generations a livable world. Already, we’ve seen a set of cabinet nominees dominated by fossil fuel advocates, […]

    Scientists Say 2016 Is Hottest Year Ever Recorded

    Scientists Say 2016 Is Hottest Year Ever Recorded

    Climate scientists are all but assured that 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded. If that sounds familiar, 2014 and 2015 were also the hottest years since record-keeping began in 1880. “2016 will break the global temperature record that was set in 2015, which broke the record that was set in 2014,” climate change scientist […]

    Paul Hawken: ‘Best Video Ever Made on Climate Change’

    Paul Hawken: ‘Best Video Ever Made on Climate Change’

    I couldn’t agree more with Paul Hawken, renowned author and executive director of Project Drawdown, when he shared on Facebook today that the historic performance by acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is “without question, the best video ever made on climate change.” Einaudi performed one of his own compositions on a floating platform […]

    Greenpeace: 14 Photos of the Year

    Greenpeace: 14 Photos of the Year

    By Maïa Booker 2016 was a challenging year for people and the planet. It brought many challenges that will continue in the year ahead—a changing climate, greedy corporations and politicians whose policies spell trouble for the planet. As we look back on 2016, it’s clear there’s a lot of work still to be done. It’s […]

    Earth on Pace for Its Warmest Year on Record

    Earth on Pace for Its Warmest Year on Record

    By Jeff Masters November 2016 was Earth’s fifth warmest November since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information on Monday. November 2016 was 0.7 C (1.31 F) warmer than the 20th-century November average, but 0.23 C (0.41 F) cooler than the record warmth of 2015. NASA reported that November 2016 […]