VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. Because of an increase in heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, three out of four Arctic polar bear habitats are likely to see severeShow More Summary
Russia's Techmash is developing a new paint for its Arctic-bound military ships and submarines which feature upgraded stealth characteristics.
A study found the genetic adaptations which allowed woolly mammoths to endure severe Arctic conditions, raising the prospect that the animals could one day be resurrected.
U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming,
Submitted by Charles Kennedy via OilPrice.com, Royal Dutch Shell is nearing a start to drilling in the Arctic, but has run into some hiccups. The U.S. government decided that Shell cannot actually drill both of its wells in the Chukchi Sea as planned. Show More Summary
A close ook at the history of the Arctic oil rush — one that's really been around for nea[...]
We’ve heard it before: Arctic sea ice is disappearing quite fast. And who relies on sea ice? A lot of people and other animals, not to mention the communities all over the world that would be impacted by the accompanying rise in sea level. Show More Summary
According to a report from the World Petroleum Council, between now and 2030, Russia's share of the oil and gas extracted from the Arctic shelf will be 55 percent, followed by Norway, Canada and the USA.
(Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured.
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Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders paid top dollar for Zooey Deschanel's house in Los Angeles. The "New Girl" actress got $135,000 more than the original asking price from Helder, who paid $2.33 million for the property this month. The 29-year-old drummer is now the proud owner of the three-bedroom home, which was built in 1933. Show More Summary
The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt Arctic life, including skin and hair development, insulin signaling, fat biology, and even traits such as small ears and short tails. A mammoth gene for temperature sensation was resurrected in the lab as a functional test.
Sports, like most aspects of life, are not easy in the Canadian Arctic. But a major youth tournament recently revealed soccer’s importance to the area.
By Laura Zuckerman July 1 (Reuters) - Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. Show More Summary
US Special Representative to the Arctic Council Admiral Robert Papp claims that the Arctic Council will remain an important forum for continued dialogue between the United States and Russia.
(Reuters) - Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
Obama could tell Shell to find oil in a seal with a spoon and it would be more practical.
The oil company appears undeterred, saying it still intends to drill. The post Obama Administration Deals Blow To Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Evidence of "pot polish" on human bones solves a longstanding mystery about cannibalism in a famous Arctic expedition.