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Politics, geology and money collide for Russia’s Arctic bids: At the Wellhead

In this week’s Oilgram News column, At the Wellhead, Nastassia Astrasheuskaya looks at Russia’s moves to lay claim to oil resources in the Arctic.   Calling the oil resources of the Arctic vast is a bit like calling the weather there chilly. It is understandable why a nation would want to claim as much of it as […]

Jared Leto Narrates First-Ever Virtual Climate Change PSA

The Oscar winner and the Sierra Club help take viewers to the heart of the Arctic so they can experience the effects on the planet

Enormous Oil, Gas Reserves Found in Russia’s Arctic Region

The Arctic Region boasts oil and gas reserves similar to those of Western Siberia.

Today: Syria's Chaotic Kaleidoscope. What Exxon Knew About the Arctic.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Syria's complex rebel alliances; a new phase in the Democratic presidential race; and USC's football coach is placed on leave. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Syria's Chaotic Kaleidoscope...

Spy Agency Maps Show How the Arctic is Heating Up

New, unclassified maps from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency show how the Arctic is heating up--literally and geopolitically. The post Spy Agency Maps Show How the Arctic is Heating Up appeared first on WIRED.

Owen Pallett Reveals Work On Second Last Shadow Puppets LP

It looks like there might be another Last Shadow Puppets album on the way. The team-up of Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, Miles Kane, and Simian Mobile Disco producer James Ford released their last (and only) album of ’60s-inspired Spaghetti Western pop, the Mercury Prize-nominated The Age Of Understatement, back in 2008, and despite the occasional […]

FEDS SPEND $524K TO STUDY ARCTIC ‘URBAN SUSTAINABILITY:’ So on top of the millions of dollars w…

FEDS SPEND $524K TO STUDY ARCTIC ‘URBAN SUSTAINABILITY:’ So on top of the millions of dollars we’ve already spent combating “climate change” and saving the glaciers, we’re also going to study how to live in the ever-slowly-defrosting polar icecaps to the sweet tune of $524,086. Take it from the grant description itself, courtesy of the National Science […]

What Exxon knew about the Earth's melting Arctic

Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was heating up, a dissident shareholder petitioned the board of Exxon, one of the world’s largest oil companies, imploring it to develop a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its production plants and facilities.  The board’s response: Exxon...

Bypassing the Risky Sea, Refugees Reach Europe Through the Arctic

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Refugees have started to travel to Norway through Russia, making a remote border an increasingly popular door to Europe for people fleeing war and persecution, or simply looking for a better life.

Podcast #195 Birders are dirty.

If you are 62 or older you already qualify for a Senior Pass which for $10 gets you into any federal park (NPS, BLM, US Fish, etc) for free but Thursday, October 8 you'll be able to get the lifetime pass for free. Shell halts Arctic Drilling. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is being reinterpreted which could have devastating consequences for birds. Guess what this is!

'Heroes Reborn' Recap: Butterflies in the Arctic

One aspect of the original Heroes series that I've enjoyed in the story's return is the voiceover. As Heroes Reborn, "The Needs of the Many," opened, we were presented with a profound, yet poignant question about what is a person's purpose and how does it develop. Show More Summary

Stunning Photographs Show the Changing Arctic Landscape

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Photographer Sebastian Copeland visited the shrinking arctic places in hopes to pay homage to the dying environments and bring awareness before it's too late.

NYC Will Start Fining Businesses That Blast AC Out Into The Streets

There’s nothing quite like walking down the street on a hot, muggy day in the middle of August in New York City, only to walk past a store with its doors open and feel a quick blast of arctic air. But as nice as that might feel, it’s not so great for the environment. To combat all that leaking air, …

Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, The Cure – 15 Artists That Weave Poetry Into Their Lyrics

4 days agoEntertainment / Music : NME

Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, The Cure – 15 Artists That Weave Poetry Into Their Lyrics

U.S. North to South 2015: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

After starting in Barrow, the northernmost settlement in the United States, our second stop takes us 200 miles (320 km) south east to Prudhoe Bay, again on the Arctic Ocean. As I detailed in the opening report, there are no roads linking Barrow to Prudhoe Bay, only barge transport during the summer (the barge season had […] The post U.S. Show More Summary

Eni Arctic Service Rig Extension Okayed

Italian oil company Eni has received permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to extend the use of a service rig on its troubled Arctic Goliat oil field offshore Norway until Nov.

Hillary Clinton won’t be Obama 2.0

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

As Barack Obama’s secretary of State, Hillary Clinton loyally carried out his agenda, but since mounting her presidential bid she has split with the White House on several key issues, including global trade. Drilling in the Arctic Ocean is too risky, she argues. Deportations? The...

Arctic Expedition Finds Woolly Mammoth Remains Ripe for Cloning

Russian scientists undertaking an exploratory expedition on the Lyakhovsky Islands have discovered woolly mammoth remains including skin and tusk, which they believe suitable for obtaining the DNA necessary to clone the animal.

Arctic Militarization ‘Moot Point’ - NORAD Commander

US head of Northern Command and Commander of NORAD Admiral William Gortney said that the Arctic has already been militarized by both the United States and Russia as an area of mutual strategic interest.

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