New Climate Research From A Year-Long Arctic Expedition Raises An Ozone Alarm

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

After sampling the atmosphere above the Arctic for more than a year during the MOSAiC research voyage, climate scientists say the ozone layer, Earth’s protection against intense ultraviolet [...]

US Troop Build Up Threatens Resource War In The Arctic

By Sam Carliner, Left Voice. -

While plenty of headlines are being dedicated to the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, an increase of U.S. forces in another area has gone under the radar. This area is the [...]

Freakish Arctic Fires Alarmingly Intensify

By Robert Hunziker, Counterpunch. -

NASA satellite images of fires in eastern Siberia depict an inferno of monstrous proportions, nothing in modern history compares. And, as of July, it’s intensifying. Should people be concerned? [...]

The Struggle To Protect The Sacred Place Where Life Begins

By Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence. -

As the Trump administration neared the end of its first year in office in 2017, it seemed environmental activists had lost one of the most hard-fought battles in the movement’s history. Thanks to [...]

The Arctic: World War III’s Newest Battlefield

By Michael Klare, -

When I first met Michael Klare in the late Neolithic age (it was actually the early 1970s), he was already researching the U.S. military in a way no one else was doing. His first book on the [...]

Goldman Sachs Sees Stranded Assets: Rules Out Investment In Coal And Arctic Oil

By Staff, -

San Francisco– Today, Goldman Sachs announced the strongest fossil finance restrictions of any major U.S. bank, though it still lags behind its leading global competitors. It also remains far [...]

Judge Says Trump’s Plan To Allow Drilling In Arctic Ocean Is ‘Unlawful And Invalid’

By Olivia Rosane, -

A federal judge in Alaska ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump "exceeded the president's authority" when he signed an executive order to allow offshore oil drilling in around 125 million [...]

NATO’s Upcoming 40,000-soldier Arctic Drill Is A Message To Russia And China

By Andrew Korybko, -

The US and its allies have been making a big deal about Russia’s Arctic interests for over the past decade since the country planted its flag under the North Pole in 2007, which was Moscow’s [...]

The Arctic Pandora’s Box

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

Edward Snowden said that his greatest fear with regards to revealing the largest government spying program in history was that “nothing will change.” When I interviewed John Kiriakou, he agreed. [...]

Judge Says Groups Can Sue To Keep Arctic, Atlantic Drill Ban

By Staff, -

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s reversal of a ban on petroleum drilling in most of the Arctic Ocean and Atlantic underwater canyons can move forward. [...]

Polar Ice Is Disappearing, Setting Off Climate Alarms

By Sabrina Shankman and Bob Berwyn, -

Turns out, when you heat up ice, it melts. And with 2017 likely going down as one of the warmest years on record worldwide, this year's climate change signal was amplified at the Earth's poles. [...]

Greenpeace Sues Norway Over Arctic Exploration

By Tone Sutterud and Elisabeth Ulven, -

By Tone Sutterud and Elisabeth Ulven for The Guardian - The Norwegian government is being sued by climate activists over a decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration, a [...]

Hilcorp, Arctic Driller Has Troubling Trail Of Violations

By Sabrina Shankman, -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News - ANCHORAGE, Alaska—In the energy industry, Hilcorp has built a reputation for fast growth, big profits and making people rich. This 28-year-old [...]

Leaked Draft Shows U.S. Weakened Climate Change Wording In Arctic Declaration

By Sabrina Shankman, -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News - The day before the Arctic Council met for its biannual ministerial last week, the United States requested six changes to the intergovernmental [...]

The Arctic Goes Bonkers

By Robert Hunziker, -

By Robert Hunziker or Counter Punch - Recent news out of the Arctic is alarming scientists, as for example the Union of Concerned Scientists discussed further on in this article. This extreme bad [...]

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