Shell has been given final permission for an exploratory drilling project in Alaskan waters
The Russian president has his eye on over 463,000 square miles of the Arctic.
Weak solar activity could slowly fire up the ocean circulation mechanism, increasing the amount of warm water and air flowing to Greenland. Continue reading →
Cold, rough seas can make drilling difficult and cleanup of a possible skill even more challenging.
The administration grants Shell's request to begin drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Sea under certain conditions, despite opposition from environmental groups.
Thinning Arctic sea ice will reflect less sunlight and melt more quickly, exacerbating climate change. Continue reading →
Climate change blamed for breakdown of currents that circulate heat, nutrients through the Atlantic.
Arctic sea ice has reached its annual winter peak, which was a record low for the satellite era.
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