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    Greta Thunberg Urges Norway and Canada to Honor Climate Commitments

    Greta Thunberg Urges Norway and Canada to Honor Climate Commitments

    When you want a seat on the UN Security Council, the last thing you need is a teenage activist, practiced at the art of shaming government officials, working against you. However, that’s just what Norway and Canada have. Canada, Norway and Ireland are vying for the two available seats on the UN Security Council. Enter […]

    Disastrous Russian Oil Spill Reaches Pristine Arctic Lake

    Disastrous Russian Oil Spill Reaches Pristine Arctic Lake

    A 21,000 tonne (approximately 23,000 U.S. ton) oil spill that prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare an emergency last week has now reached a pristine Arctic lake, and there are concerns it could contaminate the Arctic Ocean. Environmentalists and local officials have raised alarms about the disaster, which they say is the worst of […]

    Zombie Fires Could Be Awakening in the Arctic

    Zombie Fires Could Be Awakening in the Arctic

    By Mark Kaufman Some fires won’t die. They survive underground during the winter and then reemerge the following spring, as documented in places like Alaska. They’re called “overwintering,” “holdover,” or “zombie” fires, and they may have now awoken in the Arctic Circle — a fast-warming region that experienced unprecedented fires in 2019. The European Union’s […]

    Another Hole in the Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be to Blame

    Another Hole in the Ozone Layer? Climate Change May Be to Blame

    By Jeremy Deaton You may have heard about the hole in the ozone layer, which hovers over Antarctica. It has shrunk over time thanks to policies that curbed the use of ozone-depleting chemicals. In the nearly 40 years that NASA has kept track, it has never been smaller. That’s the good news. The bad news […]

    A Late Polar Vortex Could Bring Record Cold Temperatures to Northeastern U.S.

    A Late Polar Vortex Could Bring Record Cold Temperatures to Northeastern U.S.

    It will be warmer in Fairbanks, Alaska, than it will be in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland and even Atlanta this weekend, AccuWeather predicted Wednesday. The reason? The polar vortex is heading south, bringing with it potentially record-low temperatures for May, CNBC explained. BAM Weather meteorologist Ryan Maue said that more and more scientists are […]

    Record Ozone Hole Over the Arctic Has Closed

    Record Ozone Hole Over the Arctic Has Closed

    An unusual phenomenon happened in March and April when an enormous hole in the ozone layer formed over the Arctic. Last week, though, scientists tracking the hole noticed that it has closed, as CNN reported. Unlike the infamous hole in the ozone over Antarctica, which was caused by overuse of now illegal chemicals containing chlorofluorocarbons, […]