And, yes, human-caused global warming is entirely to blame.
Articles tagged "arctic"
The rig has been touted as the first Arctic-ready, ice-resistant oil platform.
Perhaps not surprising consider that over 90 percent of global warming's heat is being sucked up by the world's oceans.
The thickness of sea ice, rather than the amount of area it covers, is a better measurement of what's going on in the Arctic.
Taking the Northeast Passage radically reduces the distance from East Asia to Northern Europe, saving tons of fuel. There's some serious environmental irony in this.
If the planet keeps heating up, it's going to be a lovely place to vacation in a few centuries.
Too bad an ice-free Arctic summer is still largely inevitable.
As global warming melts the Northwest Passage, it's only a matter of time before we start spilling oil all over it.
One big burp of methane could speed up warming by 30 years.
The big question is whether this year's sea ice melt will be even higher than the record set in 2012.
Rosneft now appears to have put together all the pieces of the Arctic puzzle.
The Arctic is melting, so Obama is sending the military north.
UMass researcher Julie Brigham-Grette on drilling for climate change prehistory.
While the picture isn't yet complete, it's not looking good.
An environmental disaster, an economic boon, both?
Real world concerns, like new Arctic shipping lanes, don't need your leap of faith.
While Curiosity gets the limelight and the press love, its terrestrial cousins sadly and stoically wander onward, quietly obtaining valuable data about the Earth's poles.
So who's it going to be? Who's going to kick off the armed conflict over those precious oil and gas reserves in the Arctic? Russia? Nah, they're a bunch of crotchety has-beens. Norway? Denmark? Nope—too Scandinavian, too neutral, too peaceful.
A rational person would assume that the fact that the ice covering one of the Earth's two poles has melted away to the lowest levels ever recorded — and is slated to continue shrinking at a rapid clip, thanks to global climate change — would be b…
The Arctic is melting so fast that NASA's top climatologist has deemed it a ""planetary emergency":http://www.americablog.com/2012/09/were-in-planetary-emergency-thanks-to.html." You might have heard: arctic sea ice reached a record-breaking low this…
The jury is in: Arctic sea ice has just hit its lowest levels in recorded history. So sayeth the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, and a bunch of Scandinavian research organizations.
A record-breaking nationwide heat wave, juggernaut wildfires in the Southwest, and an Arctic ice cap that's melting faster than ever—last week offered up a visceral portrait of the face of climate change. It was hard to look away as more and more e…
Russian shipping companies are stoked. Used to be that if you had a supertanker full of a couple hundred-thousand tons of gas needing to get to, say, South Korea, you had to steer the thing clear around Scandinavia, down through the Atlantic, up the