Recently the Obama administration's proposed 5-year plan for offshore oil and gas development, setting some areas in the Arctic Ocean off limits, but opening up a large chunk of the Atlantic Ocean for drilling along the East Coast off...Show More Summary
The House of Lords Arctic Committee urged that UK should follow the example set by France, Singapore and Japan and appoint an Ambassador for the Arctic. The
An experiment was performed in order to analyze the effects of the increase in water temperature and CO2 partial pressure expected for the end of this century in a present phytoplankton community inhabiting the Arctic Ocean. We analyzed both factors acting independently and together, to test possible interactions between them. The arctic planktonic community was […]
The U.S. Department of the Interior unveiled the first draft rules for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. The rules would require energy companies to clear a number of safety hurdles before being approved for drilling. "The Arctic has substantial oil and gas potential, and the U.S. Show More Summary
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as other regions and some scientists fear that melting permafrost is causing methane deposits to explode, creating enormous craters.
Apple made big news last week by hiring one of the music’s best tastemakers, Zane Lowe, the preeminent DJ on BBC Radio 1 who has introduced the world to artists like Arctic Monkeys, Gnarls Barkley, Adele and Sam Smith. Guest Post by Jon Maples With Zane’s hiring and the reported...
Trying to stop Shell: That’s the “Noble Discoverer,” one of the rigs in Shell oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, in the background. JIRI REZAC / GREENPEACE F or months, secret negotiations that would end up helping the Royal DutchShow More Summary
Most of the country is in a deep freeze, with arctic conditions keeping many hockey fans indoors to simply enjoy some NHL action. With a full slate of games to choose from, DraftKings owners should have plenty of time to pick apart the matchups for the perfect lineup. Show More Summary
For much of North America, this winter has felt never-ending and particularly cruel. The Paper Of Record has compared it to "hell," and while their frustration is understandable, a river of fire seems like it'd be pretty nice right about now. Show More Summary
It's practically summer out there! We are getting a brief break from the cold today as one arctic air mass departs and the next has yet to arrive. For our Wednesday intermission there will be plenty of sun and a high in the mid 30s. That's only ten degrees colder than normal! A westerly breeze will push the wind chill to down near 20 degrees. [ more › ]
The Arctic Circle is a lot busier than it used to be, a state of affairs that's keeping DARPA awake at night. America's mad science division doesn't like not knowing what's going on up there, and so is asking the public for help. The agency has asked...
Imagine lying in bed under a glass igloo in Finland, watching the Aurora Borealis. That’s the kind of thing you want to put on your bucket list! Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is only 155 miles from the Arctic Circle, near the Urho Kekkonen National Park in Lapland. Show More Summary
When considering the Arctic Circle, it's safe to say most people think reindeer, recluses and radar stations. And going camping there—at any time of year—probably doesn't come to mind as an activity that would be pleasant. Or even possible. But in a recent demonstration of its new Range Rover Sport Hybrid's capabilities, engineers from...
The melting Arctic presents a geopolitical challenge and it is the last bit of unclaimed land left on our quickly heating globe. A report in the Worldcrunch analyses
KIVALINA, AK — This tiny and isolated town of 400 cannot be reached by road. It lies on a fragile barrier island along the Chukchi Sea, 83 miles above the Arctic circle. And for generations, the Iñupiaq Eskimos of the region have hunted gigantic bowhead whales from camps atop the sea ice that stretches out from the town’s icy shores.Read full article >>
Fresh off the heels of an arctic blast that brought temperatures unexperienced in decades, the relentless parade of arctic blasts will continue with two additional cold shots dropping southward from Canada over the coming week.
The energy industry has criticized proposed regulations for exploratory drilling in the US Arctic Ocean, but one company has said it will comply.
Perhaps we've been going about this Arctic Blast thing all wrong. Yes, temperatures are below freezing across much of the country. No, residents of the Northeast and Midwest have not seen any grass in months. And, HOLY MOTHER OF GOD IS IT FRICKIN COLD OUTSIDE!!! But still. Show More Summary
Treasure Island, California-based Branded Spirits recently sent us its Arctic Fox Vodka for review… then they stopped by with more — everything the company is currently producing, in fact. Originally a major exporter to China — where...Show More Summary