Climate change could slash polar bear numbers

2015-11-19 21:41

Polar bears could see their numbers dwindle by nearly a third by mid-century due to climate change.

Obama approves Arctic drilling

2015-08-18 22:43

Environmental groups say the Obama go-ahead for Arctic drilling clashes with the global warming message.

North Pole fishing banned

2015-07-16 22:35

Nations with territory in the Arctic have agreed to ban unregulated fishing in the rapidly melting international waters around the North Pole.

Shell heads for Alaska

2015-06-27 12:15

The Shell drill fleet is heading to the Arctic while the company awaits final permits.

Shell's Arctic plans challenged

2015-06-02 21:05

Environmental groups have announced their intent to again challenge the 2008 Arctic offshore lease sale.

Shell clears major hurdle for Arctic drilling

2015-05-11 22:57

A US agency has approved Shell's Arctic drilling plan off Alaska's northwest coast

Greenpeace determined to stop Arctic drilling

2014-05-30 07:33

A Greenpeace ship has arrived at the Arctic site where Statoil is sending an oil rig in an attempt to stop the drilling, the environmental group says.

Cracks threaten arctic submarine ice camp

2014-03-25 13:03

The US is mulling whether to dismantle or relocate an ice camp used to support submarine exercises off the Alaskan coast after cracks appeared in the ice, sources say.

Arctic development 'menace to polar bears'

2013-12-05 07:21

Oil exploration and increased sea traffic in the Arctic are encroaching on polar bear habitat, representatives of Arctic nations have said at a Moscow conference.

Russia jails Greenpeace activists

2013-09-26 18:36

Greenpeace activists have been jailed as Russians investigate their protest of Arctic drilling.


Adapt or die: Arctic style

2015-09-01 19:02

When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.

Extreme diving, crucial to Arctic research

2015-08-16 19:28

How do algae react to the warming of the Arctic Ocean? How is it affecting wildlife in the fjords? To find answers, researchers rely heavily on divers who brave the icy waters to gather samples.

No solace for food-deprived polar bears

2015-07-16 22:02

Polar bears are the kings of the ice surface covering the top of the globe, but the ongoing loss of the Arctic sea ice on which they hunt seals is causing summer food deprivation.

Kayak protesters try to stop Shell oil rig

2015-06-15 18:03

Kayak protesters try to stop Shell oil rig from leaving Seattle, heading to drill off Alaska

UN agency sets pollution rules for Polar shipping

2015-05-15 22:15

The United Nations shipping agency has adopted stricter safety and environmental provisions for vessels operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters after years of negotiations.

Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

2015-04-24 20:11

Ministers from Arctic nations have gathered in northern Canada to shine a spotlight on one of the planet's most remote regions.

Greenpeace: Stop Arctic drilling Shell

2014-04-25 10:41

Shell’s partner Gazprom is currently extracting oil from the Arctic, just a mere 50km from a wildlife reserve according to Greenpeace.

Pint-sized tyrannosaur, king of Arctic

2014-03-13 10:50

A pint-sized tyrannosaur braved the frigid Arctic and feasted on fellow dinosaurs 70 million years ago, according to a report on a new species identified in Alaska.

US on alert as Russia guns for Arctic

2013-11-22 15:00

The US military is looking for ways to expand operations in the Arctic as melting ice caps open sea lanes and other nations such as Russia compete for the lucrative oil and gas deposits.

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too

2013-09-11 21:31

Arctic sea ice, which has been declining in area by unprecedented amounts in summer, is also falling in volume.

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