Russia and China have been busy in a rapidly changing Arctic, and America seems to have barely noticed.
Researchers from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research say the warmer it gets the faster the ice will melt and could lead to a 20ft rise in sea levels.
Carbon-based particles and metals including silicon, phosphorus and chromium enter the placenta, which is critical to provide nutrients to a growing baby in the womb.
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.
Calling for a "green revolution,” Xi said the coronavirus pandemic had shown the need to preserve the environment.
This year's decline was especially fast between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, thanks to warm air coming off a heat wave in Siberia almost certainly ...
Morgan Stanley, Walmart and others at NYC's climate week make new vows to cut carbon emissions. Meanwhile General Electric announced it will no longer build new coal-fired power plants. And with the pandemic sweeping the country, climate week has been a lot quieter than it had been last year.
The Arctic won't be the same by the time our grandchildren see it.
Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists announced, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly transforming the region.Satellites recorded this year’s sea ice minimum at 3.74 million sq km (1.4 million square miles) on September 15, only the second time the ice has been measured below 4 million sq km in 40 years of record keeping, said researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).“The…
September 22, 2020 10:45 AM BOULDER, COLORADA (NYTIMES) - A "crazy year" in the Arctic has resulted in the second-lowest extent of sea ice in the region, scientists said Monday (Sept 21).
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European officials are increasing pressure on the United Nations to implement carbon controls on the shipping industry.
Only in 2012 have satellites seen the summer floes in the polar north more withdrawn than in 2020.
The battle over Ottawa's decision to impose a national price on carbon pollution is heading for a final showdown before Canada's highest court this morning.
As climate change melts away ice-covered parts of the Arctic Ocean, a new sea route will emerge that has seemingly drawn the most interest from China, according to a research paper published in the journal Marine Policy.Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Transpolar Sea Route (TSR) will cut across the centre of the Arctic Ocean, passing close to the North Pole.While it could significantly reduce distances for global trade, it is frozen over for most of the year, making it much…
The amount of summer sea ice in the Arctic has been steadily shrinking over the past few decades because of man-made global warming, experts say.
Even the normally frozen North Pole had some open water when visited by an historic Arctic expedition toward summer's end.
They were the bedrock of our industrial revolution - powering engines and furnaces which turned Scotland into a goliath of global commerce.
Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists announced Monday, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly transforming the region.
"Put most simply, Carbon Engineering is a green tech company that has technology that captures carbon dioxide from the air. It has been doing so since 2015 at its plant on the Squamish Oceanfront." LINK
A NATIONAL Government would amend the Emissions Trading Scheme to recognise carbon capture and storage, clearing the way for technology to generate tradable carbon credits.
September 20, 2020 3:21 PM LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - In the country that pioneered the world's first industrial revolution in the 18th century, its latest one is looking very much on hold.
Debris from an American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that crashed into Eyjafjallajökull glacier during World War II is gradually coming to light as the glacier recedes.
An international project of more than 60 experts calculated how catastrophic the melting ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica would be on the world's oceans.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Oneworld is the first global airline alliance to unite behind a common target to achieve carbon neutrality
When the Business Roundtable, one of corporate America's most influential trade groups, announced its support yesterday for carbon pricing, the reaction among some climate hawks on social media was withering.
The perfectly preserved remains of a prehistoric cave bear have been discovered by reindeer herders on a remote island in the Russian Arctic.
Pope Francis launches an appeal to take care of the environment and actively safeguard the planet, during his weekly audience at the Vatican.
"This bill takes key steps to strengthen federal research on blue carbon and improve efforts to protect and utilize ocean and coastal ecosystems." LINK
NEW ZEALAND carbon prices have broken through the $35 expected to act as a price cap and are being tipped to go higher.
NASA has been repeatedly warning the public of reduced sunlight or Grand Solar Minimum but the modern Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) or human-caused dogma stops them from connecting it to the previous Ice Age.
Scientists have discovered damage to two major Antarctic glaciers through satellite imagery, according to a new study.
The ancient bear, unearthed by reindeer herders, has been hailed as a find of "great importance".
Two of Antarctica's most important glaciers are breaking free from their restraints, a new study reports.
Scientists at North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, Russia, on Monday announced a cave bear carcass was discovered by reindeer herders.
September 15, 2020 12:30 AM COPENHAGEN (AFP) - A massive chunk of ice - larger than the city of Paris - has broken off from the Arctic's largest ice shelf because of warmer temperatures in Greenland, scientists said Monday (Sept 14).
Greenpeace's vessel Arctic Sunrise has spotted the prints on a tin section of ice after travelling near Greenland where huge chunks of its ice caps have broken off.
Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found the immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear, researchers said Monday.
At the bottom of the planet, the world’s most dangerous glaciers are breaking free.
[UNEP] World-renowned adventurer Will Gadd is having a rethink about his ice-climbing career and carbon footprint after discovering that his planned ascent of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro was no longer possible due to the extensive shrinking of its glaciers.
The technology giant has also pledged to be using only carbon-free energy by 2030.
Marine authorities were puzzling on Monday over how to persuade at least one wayward humpback whale to leave a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia and continue an annual migration to Antarctica. There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in East Alligator River in the Northern Territory's World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility. Marine ecologist Jason Fowler said he spotted three whales on Sept. 2 while sailing with friends more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the river's mouth. "We happened to bump into some great big whales which completely blew me away," Mr Fowler said on Monday. "The water's incredibly...
Marine authorities were puzzling on Monday over how to persuade at least one wayward humpback whale to leave a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia and continue an annual migration to Antarctica. There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in East Alligator River in the Northern Territory’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility. Marine ecologist Jason Fowler said he spotted three whales on Sept. 2 while sailing with friends more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the river's mouth.
A big chunk of ice breaks away from the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf - 79N, or Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden.
At this very moment a vast world exists that’s free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle without masks and watch the pandemic unfold from thousands of miles away.That world is Antarctica, the only continent without Covid-19. Now, as nearly 1,000 scientists and others who wintered over on the ice are seeing the sun for the first time in weeks or months, a global effort wants to make sure incoming colleagues don’t bring the virus with them.From the UK.’s Rothera Research Station off the…
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At this very moment a vast world exists that’s free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle without masks and watch the pandemic unfold from thousands of miles away. That world is Antarctica, the only continent without COVID-19. Now, as nearly 1,000 scientists and others who wintered over on the ice are … Continued
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You may have visited Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and sailed between the icebergs which break off from Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.
An emperor penguin tried to keep up with a group of explorers from the Australian Antarctic Program in Antarctica.
A team of British and American scientists have for the first time mapped the area around Antarctica's "doomsday glacier" in a bid to understand why it is melting so rapidly.
Thwaites Glacier, which ...
Here's the latest for Wednesday September 9th: 'Unprecedented' Pacific Northwest fires near Portland; Book: Trump: Didn't 'want to create panic' over COVID; Biden aims to rebuild 'blue wall'; Study reveals underwater channels melting Antarctic glacier.
High temperatures are exacerbating 'zombie' wildfires in the Arctic circle — fires that smolder underground during the winter and resurface in summer.
New report suggests developing Australia's gas reserves could produce three times the annual carbon emissions of the entire world.
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On 19 August 2020, the world’s largest and longest polar research expedition – known as MOSAiC – reached the North Pole after making an unplanned detour owing to lighter-than-usual sea ice conditions. The expedition is now entering its final stage, during which researchers will study the last piece of the Arctic puzzle: the growth of new sea ice marking the end of the summer season.
Morrow, David (2020): Integrated Assessment Modeling of Carbon Removal at ICRLP. Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, September 2020. "The Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy is helping to push the boundaries of integrated assessment modeling of carbon removal with two ongoing projects." LINK
Newly discovered deep seabed channels beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica may be the pathway for warm ocean water to melt the underside of the ice. Data from two research …
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Sea and airborne surveys show how Antarctica's mighty Thwaites ice stream can be melted from below.
A new study has found that global warming could produce higher numbers of pink salmon in the Arctic by making rivers and streams more hospitable for spawning.
Officials for the world's largest Arctic research mission instructed women to avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing on board a Russian ship. The episode reinforces long-standing sexism within the science community.
Ellsworth Glacier in Landsat images from 2018, 2019 and 2020. Red arrow is the 2016 terminus location, yellow arrow is the 2020 termins location, pink arrow is the rift, purple dots is the snowline, iceberg is Point A. Glacier retreated 2.4 km, main iceberg 1 km2 Ellsworth Glacier is a valley glacier draining south from Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Along with the Excelsior Glacier it has been the longest …
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Nature, Published online: 23 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2686-xA one-kilometre-resolution map of aboveground carbon accumulation rates of forest regrowth shows 100-fold variation across the globe, with rates 32% higher on average than IPCC estimates.
New data suggests rising air and soil temperatures are accelerating plant growth across tundra ecosystems, causing much of the Arctic to green.
China surprised the world yesterday when president Xi Jinping told the United Nations general assembly that the country would achieve carbon neutrality before 2060
The leader of the world's biggest polluter of greenhouse gases has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060.
STATEMENT: China Aims For Carbon Neutrality By 2060
WASHINGTON (September 22, 2020)— Today in remarks delivered before the United Nations General Assembly, President Xi Jinping made a surprise announcement that China aims to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 and to peak carbon emissions before 2030. This is the first time Chinese leadership has made a commitment about reaching net zero emissions.
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The vessel is set to arrive at its future homeport of Murmansk after facing extreme Arctic ice conditions.
Explorers Mike Horn and Fred Roux were scaling an iceberg in the Arctic circle when it flipped over. In a YouTube video viewed over 3.6m times, Mike Horn admitted it was a dangerous mistake.
The 570-foot-long "Arktika" is designed to smash Putin's Russia a path of "sovereignty" through ice 9 feet deep in the sensitive northern region.
WASHINGTON: Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest area since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced on Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming.
When news broke this summer that the Petra Nova carbon capture power project was offline, advocates leapt to the defense of the Texas facility, one of the largest in the world.
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WASHINGTON - Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming.
Arctic sea ice has reached its second lowest level on record, data shows. Each year,...
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Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming.
On September 15, Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual minimum extent of 3.74 million square kilometers (1.44 million square miles). The minimum ice extent is the second lowest in the 42-year-old satellite record, reinforcing the long-term downward trend in Arctic ice extent. Sea … Continue reading →
Monitoring the cryosphere is essential to fully assess, predict and adapt to climate variability and change. Given the importance of this fragile component of the Earth system, today ESA, along with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space, have signed a contract to develop the Copernicus Polar Ice and Snow Topography Altimeter mission, known as CRISTAL.
In the last quarter-century, the wealthiest 1% of the world were responsible for more than twice the carbon pollution than were the poorest half, new research showed Monday.
The evidence keeps piling up, except in Trumpland.
Details of the Government's response to concerns about farmland being converted to carbon forests are starting to emerge.
The growing pace of climate change is altering the ice balance in Greenland and Antarctica.
The Arctic Winter Games International Committee announced that the Yamal-Nenets contingent, in northwestern Siberia, is slated to host the games in 2026.
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to help birds migrate through Canadian cities, Arctic sea ice loss and how wildfires far away can have a physical and mental effect on us.
RECORD-HIGH carbon prices risk driving away the very companies New Zealand needs in its push to decarbonise the economy, the minerals sector says.
In the first week of September, sea ice extent took a sharp downward turn, exceeding the pace of decline for any previous year during that period, and placing the 2020 sea ice minimum firmly as second lowest—after 2012—in the 42-year continuous … Continue reading →
A warmer world could lead to more discoveries in the near future
This World Ozone Day, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) celebrates new technology which enables continuous monitoring of the ozone hole over Antarctica. Readings from the Dobson Ozone Spectrophotometer at Halley Research …
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"Over the next 12 months, fellows will tackle some of the biggest obstacles facing carbon removal and work to develop and socialize ambitious policy ideas that will enable carbon removal solutions to scale over the coming decade." LINK
Rising temperatures are affecting the ability of flowers to attract pollinators in the Arctic, according to new research.
With climate change driving up Arctic temperatures, the once-solid sea ice cover has been shrinking to stark, new lows in recent years.
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos Getty Not long after defenders of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda pilloried U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prisons “ concentration camps on our southern border,” an ICE detainee in Georgia is alleging cruel and horrific medical neglect , including forced sterilizations performed by a gynecologist dubbed “the uterus collector.” “When I met all these women who had had surgeries, I thought this was like an experimental concentration camp,” the detainee is quoted as saying in a whistleblower complaint , noting that between October and December of 2019, she met five different women at the prison who had been given non-consensual hysterectomies. “It was like...
Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear, researchers said Monday.The find, revealed by the melting permafrost, was discovered on the Lyakhovsky Islands...
Scientists often speak of a "new Arctic" to describe the region's rapidly changing landscape. Temperatures are skyrocketing, sea ice is dwindling and many experts believe the far north is quickly transforming into something unrecognizable.
Scientists believe carbon-rich exoplanets may be mostly diamond and silica. To to test their theory they immersed silicon carbide in water and subjected it to extreme heat and temperature.
Reindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found an immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear, researchers said Monday.
Google today said it has eliminated its "entire carbon legacy," meaning it has purchased "high-quality" offsets for heat-trapping emissions the company has generated over its 22-year history.
USING carbon credits to meet New Zealand's emissions reduction target is like trying to buy your way out of sin, says National's climate spokesperson Scott Simpson.
A big chunk of Greenland's ice cap, estimated to be some 110 square kilometres has broken off in the far north east Arctic which scientists say is evidence of rapid climate change.
The Spalte Glacier in northeast Greenland has split off the Arctic's largest ice shelf and is adrift at sea, after record temperature rises.
The first U.S. flight into Antarctica following months of winter darkness has left from New Zealand, with crews taking extra precautions to keep out the coronavirus
At this very moment a vast world exists that's free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle without masks and watch the pandemic unfold from thousands of miles away.That world is Antarctica, the only continent without Covid-19....
The Yukon Arctic Ultra draws dozens of brave and tough racers to Yukon each February. But the global COVID-19 pandemic might prove just too much for this winter's event.
Antarctica remains the only continent without COVID-19
A team of British and American scientists have for the first time mapped the area around Antarctica's "doomsday glacier" in a bid to understand why it is melting so rapidly. Thwaites Glacier, which is roughly the size of Great Britain,...
Khasankoi Glacier in 1985, 1998, 2013 and 2020 Landsat imagery with Point 1-4 indicating locations where bedrock expansion is occurring with Point 1 and 3 separating the glacier into three parts. Note complete lack of snowcover on 8-26-2020. Khasnakoi Glacier is a north facing slope glacier just south of Mount Elbrus that drains into the Kuban River. The Greater Caucasus contain approximately 2000 glaciers with a total area of ~1200 …
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"Zombie fires" are also known has "holdover fires." They can burn underground for years, melting permafrost in arctic regions.
U.S. Navy ships joined British and Norwegian counterparts this week for maritime exercises above the Arctic Circle in the Barents Sea, the Navy announced.
A recent study says melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are the main contributor to sea level rise around the world and the rate of their melt matches the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenarios.
Brack, Duncan; King, Richard (2020): Managing Land‐based CDR: BECCS, Forests and Carbon Sequestration. In Global Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12827. "To date there has been little focus on the optimum strategies for integrating land‐based CDR approaches – under which circumstances forest areas are best left undisturbed, managed for conservation, and/or managed for harvested wood products, and how these options affect the availability of residual feedstocks for BECCS. This paper reviews this debate and suggests appropriate policy measures." LINK
Capital City Fire Rescue responded to the 2000 block of Glacier Bear Avenue for reports of a home filled with smoke Tuesday evening.
Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto said the fire call came in at 5:48 pm.
Crews said all of the occupants got out safely.
A neighbor was able to put out most of the fire with an extinguisher as crews responded to the scene. - PUB DATE: 9/9/2020 8:45:29 AM - SOURCE: KINY-AM 800
Teams of researchers from the UK and the US studied Antarctica's Thwaites glacier and its adjoining ice shelves in early 2019 - one from the air, the other from an icebreaker vessel.
THE GOVERNMENT is trying to find a way to calculate the cost of the country's likely carbon debt - and is considering using revenue from the Emissions Trading Scheme to buy international carbon credits to help deal with it
Russian researchers have found up to 430 giant mounds in the Arctic, which may explode any time, leaving huge craters and disrupting energy supplies to Western Europe.