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What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic.

Global warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea temperatures, melting permafrost, and glaciers that are shedding ice at increasing rates.  All of these impacts and more may seem remote at first — after all, few of us live ...

- Yahoo! News - US

This mobile game lets you 'clean up' plastic pollution from the ocean.

Plastic bags, straws, bottles, and toys clutter the world's oceans, from the depths of the Mariana Trench up to the frigid North Pole. For most land dwellers, it's an invisible problem. We do our best to recycle, or use canvas shopping totes, then largely forget about the enormous piles of plastic garbage smothering the ...

- Mashable! - US

Power struggle in Greenland: Three reasons why the EU should care.

Important minerals, Arctic future and climate change have made Greenland increasingly important to the EU, but a fight within the ruling party shows the precarious situation on the Arctic island.

- EU Observer - EU

International team of researchers release status report on changing Arctic.

The latest SWIPA Report, an international scientific assessment of what has changed in the Arctic and the consequences of those changes, will be released today.

- ENN - US

Climate Change Altering the Arctic Faster Than Expected.

Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state.

- Livescience.com - US

The Arctic as we once knew it is going, going...

A new report finds that while continued change is 'locked in,' there's still time to stabilize some trends by cutting greenhouse gas emissions In the past few years, I've heard it from many researchers: Global warming has pushed the Arctic into a completely new state. Now, a comprehensive assessment ...

- Discover - US

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic.

Global warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea temperatures, melting permafrost, and glaciers that are shedding ice at increasing rates. All of these impacts and more may seem remote at first , after all, few of us live in ...

- Mashable! - US

Russian Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship laid down.

Russia's JSC Admiralty Shipyards, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation , laid down the lead Project 23550 ice-class patrol ship Ivan Papanin on 19 April. The ship was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau under the auspices of its designer

- Jane’s - US

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in 20 years.

The Arctic Ocean could be largely ice-free in the summer as early as 2030, according to a report. Some 90 scientists contributed to the study commissioned by the Arctic Council, which groups the US, Russia, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The warmer climate is melting permafrost under buildings from ...

- EU Observer - EU

Gazprom CEO sees share of EU gas market rising despite LNG rivals.

By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON - A new pipeline from Russia's Arctic fields to Germany will boost Moscow's share of the European gas market despite competition from Qatar and the United States, and will also mean much less fuel goes via Ukraine, Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said. Chief Executive Alexei Miller told Reuters ...

- Sify - IN

Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs: report.

Arctic is warming fast partly because snow and ice reflect the sun's faint heat into space The post Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs: report appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Arctic ice melt hastening, could cost world economy trillions: report

The study says rapid Arctic warming can be directly attributed to "increasing greenhouse gas emissions from human activities."

- Global News - CA

Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling

The move could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and upend public lands protections The post Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

The Arctic is a 'dead end' for ocean plastic

Ocean currents have carried about 300 billion pieces of plastic trash to the Arctic Ocean, a new study finds, and more is on the way.

- MNN - US

The Arctic is melting and guess who faces more flooding — that's right, South Florida

A new assessment of polar ice melt could mean bad news for South Florida: higher sea rise than previously thought. Based on new evidence, the Arctic Council — a cooperative … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Trump Will Order Review of Bears Ears, Other Monuments

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and ...

- Newser - US

Trump To Sign Orders Expanding Oil Drilling, Reviewing National Monuments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling ...

- TPM News - US

Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs - report

OSLO, April 25 - The Arctic's quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, an international study said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Trump to ink orders on oil drilling, national monuments as he cancels Obama environmental legacy

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Russia unveils its newest Arctic base

Russian Defense Ministry Russia has unveiled a new military base as part of its buildup in the Arctic region, and has provided a tour — albeit a virtual one on your computer. According to a report from FoxNews.com, the base is located on Franz Josef Land — an archipelago north of Novaya Zemlya that the Soviet Union ...

- Business Insider - US

Norway's Statoil Plays Down Risks Ahead Of Arctic Drilling

Statoil plays down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea.

- Rigzone.com - US

Norway's Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling

OSLO - Norway's Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located.

- Reuters - US

Cracks in Greenland ice-sheet may link up and break off

Welcome to our Saturday line-up fellow progressives and curious lurkers! We're kicking off a climate and environment blogathon under the ClimateActionHub page. There will be lots more talented, passionate writers contributing including the always awesome MeteorBlades, popular diarists like BÉSAME, Bill McKibben, and ...

- Daily Kos - US

Low Oil Prices Won't Deter Russia From Arctic Drilling

In the wake of the recently organized Arctic Summit in Arkhangelsk and Rosneft getting drilling activities underway in the Laptev Sea, one cannot help but think that Russia is carrying out a comeback to the offshore Arctic region. Such a policy turn might seem counter-intuitive, as EU and US sanctions still restrict Western ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message

Google Doodles are a regular source of unexpected joy, and Earth Day is no exception, with the search giant crafting a special, children's book style message of love for our planet. SEE ALSO: Bill Nye shuts down flat Earth theories The new doodle tells the story of a fox that has a nightmare about fish dying in the sea and ...

- Mashable! - US

Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the Arctic

The world's oceans are littered with trillions of pieces of plastic -- bottles, bags, toys, fishing nets and more, mostly in tiny particles -- and now this seaborne junk is making its way into the Arctic. From a report: The plastic was discovered by an international team of researchers who circumnavigated the Arctic on a ...

- Slashdot - US

Trump Treasury Department refuses to lift sanctions allowing Exxon to drill in Russia

CNN political reporter Carol Costello said on Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump has denied energy giant Exxon permission to drill for oil in the Russian arctic. “#URGENT,” said Costello on Twitter. “Trump denies Exxon permission to drill for oil in Russia.” The mov...

- The Raw Story - US

Study: 300 Billion Pieces of Plastic Floating in Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean has become the repository for roughly 300 billion pieces of floating plastic, clogging the planet's northernmost sea, new research shows.

- Newsmax - US

'Hotspot' of Plastic Trash Found in the Arctic

In a further sign that plastic is not-so-slowly taking over our oceans , scientists say they've found a "hotspot" of plastic pollution from bags, bottles, and toys in Arctic waters. And the amount of plastic amassing on the ocean surface, in sea ice, and possibly even on the ocean floor is...

- Newser - US

Arctic Cool's new high-tech active apparel chills you out while you work out

Arctic Cool launcheed its Instant Cool apparel line for men and women utilizing Hydrofreeze Technology, which actually cools you down while you work out and disperses moisture to keep all areas equally dry. The post Arctic Cool's new high-tech active apparel chills you out while you work out appeared first on Digital ...

- Digital Trends - US

Study: 300 Billion Pieces of Plastic Floating in Artic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean has become the repository for roughly 300 billion pieces of floating plastic, clogging the planet's northernmost sea, new research shows.

- Newsmax - US

What color Galaxy S8 or S8+ should I buy — black, silver, or orchid gray?

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available. Time to figure out which of its color options suits you best. Did you hear? The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are both available for purchase and you can choose between three stunning color choices in the U.S. for either device. There's Arctic Silver, Midnight Black, and Orchid Gray. ...

- Android Central - US

Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign

A record warm Arctic winter has spawned a tourism boom in a tiny Canadian town. Sightseers and selfie-snappers are flocking to Ferryland, Newfoundland, to watch enormous icebergs drift off the Southern Shore.  The town of 500 residents has seen bumper-to-bumper traffic in recent days. Its two lone restaurants would ...

- Yahoo! News - US

A Chunk of the Arctic Stops By for a Photo Shoot

High winds have grounded a huge iceberg on the Newfoundland shore, to the delight of camera-wielding sightseers.

- New York Times - US

The Arctic Ocean May Soon Have Its Very Own 'Garbage Patch'

An Arctic Ocean expedition found plastic "was abundant and widespread" in the waters east of Greenland in the Barents Sea, off the coasts of northern Russia and Scandinavia.

- Livescience.com - US

For Your Next Adult Coloring Book, Shade In Data On Climate Change

In a new coloring book, you can trace a line around the border of arctic sea ice in 1996 and shade in what has been lost since then–an area the size of India–or you can color-code each day of 2015 based on the level of air pollution in Beijing. You can also color in coastlines to show the land that will be ...

- Fast Company - US

Arctic seas called 'dead end' for plastic floating from U.S., Europe

OSLO - The Arctic is a dead end for floating plastic waste dumped in the Atlantic Ocean off Europe and the United States and swept north by ocean currents to a polar graveyard, scientists said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.

- New York Times - US

Plastic pollution builds up in Arctic waters: study

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which dumps debris there, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists aboard the globe traveling French schooner, Tara, in 2013 were surprised to find the seas east of Greenland and north of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

In push for disputed territory, Russia reveals new Arctic military base

Russia gave the world a peek at its new state-of-the-art military base in a remote part of the Arctic. There is a lot of oil and gas underground, and now Russia, the U.S., Canada, Denmark and Norway are all laying claim to the region. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Arctic seas called dead end for plastic waste floating from U.S., Europe

The Arctic is a dead end for floating plastic waste dumped in the Atlantic Ocean off Europe and the United States and swept north by ocean currents to a polar graveyard, scientists said on Wednesday. Levels of plastic found east of Greenland and in the Barents Sea off Norway and Russia were far higher than The post Arctic ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Humans have filled the pristine Arctic ocean with 300 billion pieces of floating plastic

Drifts of floating plastic that humans have dumped into the world's oceans are flowing into the pristine waters of the Arctic as a result of a powerful system of currents that deposits waste in the icy seas east of Greenland and north of Scandinavia.

- Stuff - NZ

Russia's new Arctic Trefoil military base unveiled with virtual tour

Russia lets web users take a 'virtual tour' of a new military base in the remote frozen region.

- BBC - UK

Arctic Coast Guard Forum to hold search-and-rescue exercises

Key Points The multi-nation forum will hold search-and-rescue exercises near Iceland in September 2017 Russia will host an information exchange system similar to the one used by the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum The recently formed Arctic Coast Guard Forum will hold a multi-lateral

- Jane’s - US

Trilobites: An Ice Scientist’s Worst Nightmare

A storage freezer in the Canadian Ice Core Archive failed this month, resulting in the loss of millennia-old samples gathered from around the Canadian Arctic.

- New York Times - US

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