Researchers have found hundreds of baby dinosaur bones in the Alaskan Arctic — suggesting dinosaurs may have lived at cold northern latitudes year round.
Newly discovered fossils suggest that dinosaurs nested in modern-day Alaska, surviving the frigid and dark winters of the ancient Arctic
CARBON capture specialists have said they plan to develop a pioneering plant in Scotland that will remove emissions from the air around it.
When the tribe closed some the roads to Glacier National Park, businesses worried for their future. But it worked, and with one of the nation's highest COVID-19 vaccination rates, they've reopened.
A new study from Sense and Singularity Energy demonstrates the potential for significant carbon reductions from electric vehicle (EV) charging using a combination of smart home automation and location- and time-based carbon emissions data from the power grid. The study found that by automating charging to minimize carbon impact, carbon emissions from EV charging could be […]
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In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore the idea of less carbon-intensive concrete and how scientists mapped a deadly Himalayan glacier flood.
Countries are slowly diversifying their energy portfolio by including hydrogen in their future roadmap towards a low carbon economy. Today, several global trends and activities distinguish the renewed focus on hydrogen from what has been observed in the past. Countries like Germany, Japan, the UK, China, Australia, and others have already made plans targeting Hydrogen […]
Carbon labels are cropping up on a variety of consumer goods, making visible the carbon footprints of products and services that people use every day.
Sunniva Sorby, from B.C., and Hilde Fålun Strøm, from Norway, both self-titled scientists, spent 18 months at a small, uninsulated trapper's cabin in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, not far from the North Pole, to collect data for research.
Black soldier larva, crickets and mealworms are taking the place of meat proteins in pet food, as companies hope to reduce the 64 million ton carbon footprint of meat-based products.
Pine Island connects the center of the western Antarctic ice sheet with the ocean.
WELLINGTON: Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with discovering the frozen continent, a new study has concluded.
For most of us, the pandemic has meant enforced solitude. But for others, it's been the chance to go searching for that solitude. And where better to do so than in the Arctic Circle?
The Pine Island ice shelf - located on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet - has been known to have been thinning now for decades as a result of climate change.
Polynesian chief Hui Te Rangiora sailed from the deep south to Antarctica in the 7th century, and may even have set foot on the continent with his crew, researchers in New Zealand claim.
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Europe's biggest airlines are seeking to deflect moves to tighten carbon curbs by favoring an increasingly discredited offsetting program, according to climate watchdog InfluenceMap.
The 2021 flood in Uttarakhand, India, that resulted in over 200 dead and missing was the result of an avalanche that dropped about 27 million square metres of rock and glacier ice from the nearby Ronti mountain
Jacobsen Glacier in Landsat images from 1987 and 2019. Red arrow 1987 terminus location, yellow arrow 2019 terminus location and pink dots the snowline. Point A indciates ice marginal lake in 1987, Point C is the glacier junction, Point B an emerging rock rib and Point D a nunatak. Jacobsen Glacier is part of the Monarch Icefield of the Coastal Range of British Columbia. VanLooy and Forster (2008) noted that …
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Research based on ice-thickness data from ESA’s CryoSat and Envisat missions along with a new model of snow has revealed that sea ice in the coastal regions of the Arctic may be thinning twice as fast as thought.
A pool of cold air from Antarctica swirling over the nation's south-east on Wednesday night sent blankets of snow and torrential rain over Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.
Ubisoft is pushing carbon reduction as part of the basis of the executives' bonuses.
The skull of a small Ice Age cave bear was found in Russia with a large hole at the back. Scientists believe the hole was made by a spear that was driven into the animal's head while it hibernated.
Increasingly, youth are rising up to declare that they’ve had enough of the cyclical exploitation of the environment that jeopardizes their own future. Youth activism through the Global Climate Strikes and Fridays For Future protests have helped spur revolutionary policy frameworks, like the Green New Deal championed by U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. International organizations and […]
Power plant engineering and construction giant Bechtel is partnering with a renewable energies company to explore the potential of bioenergy production sites combined with carbon capture and storage. The EPC firm announced its strategic agreement with Drax to create Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) plants around the world. The focus for both companies working together […]
When a company pledges to cut its carbon emissions, how big a deal is it? That depends on what’s being counted. An oil company’s direct emissions – those from its trucks, drills and facilities – are only a sliver of the carbon released when the fuel it sells is burned. When Chevron Corp.’s shareholders bucked management and passed a proposal to reduce emissions broadly, the nub of the conflict was what “scope” to apply.
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The vessel, called Polar Pod, will complete two loops around Antarctica every three years. Construction of the Polar Pod will be funded by the French government.
Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz warned of a more severe version of the 2008 global financial crisis by pointing out that carbon, which is priced “nowhere near” where it must be to achieve the world’s climate goals, accounts for a much bigger piece of the global economy than subprime mortgages.“Remember that the 2008 crisis originated in one part of the economy, in the real estate sector, and one part of the real estate sector, the subprime, and there was a problem of mispricing of the…
A U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration improperly denied Endangered Species Act protections to Pacific walruses, animals reliant on diminishing Arctic sea ice for survival.
Wolfgang Kaehler In Madhouse at the End of the Earth , I write about the Belgian Antarctic expedition of 1897-99, led by Commandant Adrien de Gerlache. What began as a scientific mission to the last unknown continent became a grueling struggle for survival after de Gerlache sailed his ship, a three-mast whaler called the Belgica, deep into the pack ice of the Bellingshausen Sea during a storm in February 1898. The Belgica was stuck fast for more than a year, and her men—including future polar legends Frederick Cook and Roald Amundsen—became the first to suffer the physical and psychological cruelties of an Antarctic winter. The following is excerpted from the Author’s Note in Madhouse at the End of the Earth. When I told a friend of mine, an editor whose advice I value dearly, that...
The Laptev Sea plays a crucial role in generating ice coverage for the entire Arctic.
The president will suspend oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
PRIME MINISTER of Finland Sanna Marin outlines her country's ambitious plan to be climate neutral by 2035 and carbon negative - removing more carbon than it emits - soon after.
REYKJAVIK: Iceland's glaciers have lost around 750 square kilometres, or 7% of their surface area, since the turn of the millennium due to global warming, a study published on Monday showed.
China has set up a high-powered leading group on carbon neutrality, underscoring the importance Beijing gives the climate issue.Chaired by Han Zheng, China’s first vice-premier and a member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, the high-level group tackling peak emissions and carbon neutrality held its first plenary meeting on Wednesday in Beijing, kicking off efforts to turn President Xi Jinping’s 2060 pledge into reality.China has vowed to reach net-zero emissions by 2060 with…
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Key national parks in Sudan are to receive increased protection and support for improved management, local communities, and ecotourism. The $23.6 million initiative is to be finance by the Global Environmental Facility and the remainder from UN and national contributions, and partners.
Ice cores from Antarctica, which have trapped within ancient soot particles from Africa, Australia and South America, were analysed by Harvard-led researchers, revealing a smokier past than thought.
This summer, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will be an official partner for the Good Business Festival youth programme in the Liverpool City Region. BAS already has an important connection with the area – Britain’s new polar ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough …
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Tory former international trade secretary Liam Fox said a 'carbon border tax' would push states with lax environmental rules to emit less, while improving domestic support for decarbonisation.
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A GROUP of climate activists have mapped out an ambitious path for Taranaki to become carbon neutral by 2030.
The melting Greenland ice sheet could be a surprising source of toxic mercury.
A vast iceberg that broke off Antarctica earlier this month could drift through the ocean for several years before it breaks up and melts away, a scientist from the European Space Agency said Friday.
A massive iceberg that broke off an Antarctic shelf earlier this month has been identified by the European Space Agency (ESA) as the world's largest.
Josheph Kuptana hunted a polar bear in the middle of the night. Now he's using the bear to provide for his community and his family.
An enormous iceberg has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf, in Antarctica. The iceberg, newly named A-76, measures around 4320 sq km in size and is …
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Ampol wants us to believe it can transform itself into a low emissions fuel company – a big ask for a company that does nothing much other than sell oil.
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The Arctic warmed three times faster than the planet as a whole between 1971 and 2019, a higher rate than previously thought, a scientific report warned Thursday. Each fraction of a degree makes a big difference: the chances of the ice disappearing entirely in summer- before freezing again in winter- are 10 times greater if Earth's temperature rises by 2 degrees Celsius than if it rises by 1.5°C.
REYKJAVIK: The eight countries bordering the Arctic were meeting on Thursday in Iceland to discuss peaceful cooperation in the region amid rising temperatures and tensions, in particular between Russia and the US.
An iceberg twice the size of Stewart Island has broken off from Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest afloat in the world, the European Space Agency said.The newly created iceberg, named A-76 by scientists, was spotted...
Polar guide John Bozinov, 30, was leading a tour through Antarctica's Ross Sea when a lone chinstrap penguin jumped onboard his inflatable vessel.
A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg currently afloat in the world, the European Space Agency said on Wednesday.The newly calved berg, designated A-76 by scientists, was spotted in recent satellite images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, the space agency said in a statement posted on its website with a photo of the enormous, oblong ice sheet.Its surface…
A newly calved iceberg in Antarctica is larger than the size of the Spanish island of Majorca, making it the biggest berg currently afloat in the world.
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Genetic testing has revealed that a baby polar bear at Tierpark Berlin zoo is the product of breeding between siblings.
An iceberg bigger than Majorca that broke off an Antarctic ice shelf has been spotted by satellites, and declared the world’s largest iceberg
ALEXANDRA LAND:"The enemy shall not pass," exclaims commander Ivan Glushchenko, standing in the glistening white snow that surrounds an ultra-modern Russian military base in the heart of the Arctic, the site of Moscow's stand-off with NATO.
Almost a quarter of the mass of the world’s forests, shrublands and grasslands is stored underground, according to a new global map, capturing a total amount of carbon on a par with a decade’s worth of human CO2 emissions
( Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research ) Our planet's strongest ocean current, which circulates around Antarctica, plays a major role in determining the transport of heat, salt and nutrients in the ocean. An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute has now evaluated sediment samples from the Drake Passage.
The European Union has a bold plan for reducing carbon emissions from its factories. It has what might be an even bolder one for preventing the rest of the world from wiping out those cuts and destroying European jobs at the same time. The plan is for taxing some of the carbon produced by the European factories’ global competitors, through what’s known as a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. Other countries might call it a tariff, and a potentially illegal one at that. For the EU, the mechanism
The company with a $1.5 billion plan to develop the world's largest carbon-capture retrofit at a coal plant says the New Mexico project is about 18 months behind its previous schedule.
Carbon emission is a serious problem right now. The expert discovered northern farms generating 40 billion tons of this harmful gas.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is celebrating Midwinter’s Day (Monday 21 June) as staff in three British Antarctic Territory Research Stations mark the shortest and darkest day of the year on the frozen continent. The tradition began in …
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Dawes Glacier retreat in 1985 and 2020 Landsat images. Red arrow 1985 terminus, yellow arrow 2020 terminus. Point 1-3 are tributaries joining the main glacier. The glacier is about to separate into two calving termini. Dawes Glacier terminates at the head of Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness of southeast Alaska. Endicott Arm is a fjord that has been extending with glacier retreat, and is now 58 km …
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A cold front is set to hit the country from today and through the weekend but spare a thought for those in Antarctica battling near record-breaking freezing temperatures.
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The European Union is close to outlining its plan for the world's first border tax on carbon emissions, and the effort has elicited a mix of inspiration, curiosity and concern among global leaders.
As governments convene for the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) June 14–24, 2021, an Expert Working Group1 of leading Antarctic scientists warns that climate change is pushing this remote …
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The 18-month-old triplet polar bears join four males already living in the park in Doncaster - which has been dubbed the polar bear capital of Europe.
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Antarctica's monster Pine Island Glacier — one of the fastest melting glaciers on the continent — is giving climate scientists new reasons to worry.
Chinese researchers have predicted that the Inner Tibetan Plateau will become wetter in the next seven years, in a study that the scientists say could help improve water management in the region.In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances on Wednesday, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences said summer rainfall in the area would increase 12.8 per cent compared with a 1986-2005 baseline.The plateau, also known as Qiangtang, has the most glaciers outside the…
For decades, the ice shelf helping to hold back one of the fastest-moving glaciers in Antarctica – Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica – has gradually thinned. Analysis of satellite …
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Undeniable trend of declining ice in fragile polar region
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Work is under way at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska to tie into a hydropower network to provide renewable power to the headquarters complex. More than 20 years in the making, this project – known as the intertie – will connect the park’s existing power system with the 800-kW Falls Creek Hydroelectric […]
The day is arriving when developed country trading partners consider measures that will tax Australia's exports of aluminium and steel.
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National Geographic announced Tuesday that it is officially recognizing the body of water surrounding the Antarctic as the Earth's fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean.The change marks the first time in over a century that the organization has redrawn the world's oceanic maps, which have historically only included four: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic Oceans.“The Southern Ocean has long been recognized by scientists, but because there was never agreement internationally, we never officially recognized it,” National Geographic Society geographer Alex Tait told the magazine.“It’s sort of geographic nerdiness in some ways,” Tait said. “We’ve always labeled it, but we labeled it slightly differently [than other oceans]. This change was taking the last step and saying we want to recognize it...
Forest degradation has become the largest process driving carbon loss in the Brazilian Amazon, according to a recent study using ESA satellite data.
Australian carbon credit units surge to new price highs on the back of interest from major corporate emitters in voluntary offsets.
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In February the killing of the Italian ambassador, Luca Attanasio, in the vicinity of the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, did for a short while put the global spotlight on this troubled area, where warfare, poverty and general insecurity generate immense human suffering. On the 22nd of May, the same […]
A study by New Zealand researchers found that Polynesians may have been the first to discover the Earth's southernmost continent, Antarctica, dating back to the seventh century.
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A stormy May over the eastern Arctic helped to spread the sea ice pack out and keep temperatures relatively mild for this time of year. As a result, the decline in ice extent was slow. By the end of the … Continue reading →
Archaeologists uncovered a wooden box in 2019 in Norway that has been frozen for up to 500 years. The team finally opened the sealed lid, revealing remains of beeswax candles inside.
Another study suggests that global warming’s consequences are worse than anticipated.
The world's ice sheets and oceans could be at risk of destabilizing one another, causing a 'climate domino effect' that has wide-ranging implications for the global population, researchers have found.
A study of two alternative methods for reconstructing ancient temperatures has given climate researchers a better understanding of how cold it was in Antarctica during the last Ice Age, around …
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Sea ice in the coastal Arctic may be thinning far faster than scientists believed.
Some regions of Arctic sea ice are thinning up to twice as fast as previously thought, researchers conclude after getting a better handle on the thickness of snow on the ice
A group of eight clients and four guides in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park were removed Tuesday from Klutan Glacier, southeast of Mount Bona.
Near a Russian town that sits more than a degree and a half above the Arctic Circle, aerial footage captured over the last weekend of May showed fractured sheets of ice moving through the Yenisey River after the ice drift began about a month ahead of schedule.An abnormally warm spring near the site where the footage was captured, in the vicinity of the town of Dudinka located in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region, is the reason for the early start to the ice drift, according to Ruptly. The town serves as a port for Norilsk, a city about 50 miles to the east, which is the second-largest city north of the Arctic Circle and the northernmost city in the world with more than 100,000 inhabitants.CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APPDue to their location above the Arctic Circle, Dudinka and Norilsk are...
A group of Republican senators is showing interest in an obscure carbon pricing strategy that could benefit U.S. businesses by levying climate-related fees on foreign competitors.
A Canadian woman faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after being charged with selling polar bear skulls and other wildlife mementos.
As our climate warms, ice melting from glaciers around the world is one of main causes of sea-level rise. As well as being a major contributor to this worrying trend, the loss of glacier ice also poses a direct threat to hundreds of millions of people relying on glacier runoff for drinking water and irrigation. With monitoring mountain glaciers clearly important for these reasons and more, new research, based on information from ESA’s CryoSat mission, shows how much ice has been lost from mountain glaciers in the Gulf Alaska and in High Mountain Asia since 2010.
The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million last week to projects aimed at bolstering the security of carbon dioxide storage.
Valdez Glacier terminus in Sentinel images from 6-27-2020, 8-21-2020 and 5-23-2021. In June the glaciers terminus area is poised to collapse with extensive rifting and marginal proglacial lakes along the east and west margins. In July the terminus breaks up and in August the lake is filled by a flotilla of icebergs. The May image indicates the icebergs are still present. Valdez Glacier is an oulet glacier from the Chugach …
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Vista Glacier in 1998 and 2016 Digital Globe images with the the 1984 terminus red arrow and 2015 terminus yellow arrow, Point A is the rock seen below the glacier in 1994 image below and Point B is where the advance moraine reached the valley bottom. Vista Glacier is a valley glacier flowing down the northeast side of Glacier Peak (Dakobed) that drains into the Suiattle River. The glacier begins …
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The three month old cub's fall was a surprise for its sibling as they played and clambered over their mother while learning valuable lessons in survival in Wapusk National Park, Canada.
The Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed a rule that would allow oil and gas companies to harass polar bears and walruses during drilling and exploration projects in Alaska.
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the remarks on Tuesday - the same day 'frustrated' ICE agents told The Washing Post that the Biden administration 'doesn't have their backs'.
It raises the possibility that other melting glaciers are behaving the same way.
Twin lures of new prize money and the possibility of expanding federal tax credits are attracting both new technology companies and traditional energy industries to find cheaper solutions to the problems of carbon capture, use and storage.
British Antarctic Survey researchers will work on a new Horizon 2020 project to advance their understanding of polar processes in the global climate system. The CRiceS project, or Climate relevant …
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BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford gets rare access to the Russian military base, known as Arctic Trefoil.
Mena Kang West Glacier in 2002, 2020 and 2021 Landsat images. Red arrow is the 2000 terminus location, yellow arrow the 2021 terminus location and pink dots the snowline. “Mena Kang West” Glacier is an unnamed glacier that is to the west of Mena Kang (6140 m) at 28 N, 91.6 W in Tibet, China. The glacier drains into the Nyamjang Chu, which flows south in Arunachal Pradesh, …
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A new phenomena is melting Arctic sea ice. Called Atlantification, this process sees warm water from the Atlantic flow into the region that is hinder ice regrowth during the winter months.
With alarm bells ringing about the rapid demise of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, satellite data have revealed how the intrusion of warmer Atlantic waters is reducing ice regrowth in the winter. In addition, with seasonal ice more unpredictable than ever, ESA’s SMOS and CryoSat satellites are being used to improve sea-ice forecasts, which are critical for shipping, fisheries and indigenous communities, for example.
Scientists say a vast iceberg that broke off Antarctica earlier this month could drift through the ocean for several years before it breaks up and melts away
The world's largest iceberg has broken off in Antarctica at the Weddell Sea. The iceberg is more than three times the size of Los Angeles.
The iceberg is around 170 kms long and 25 kms wide, with an area of 4,320 square kms, slightly larger than the Spanish island of Majorca
A giant slab of ice about the size of Thailand's Chiang Rai province has sheared off the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg afloat in the world.
A giant slab of ice big enough to cover three-quarters of Prince Edward Island has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg afloat in the world, the European Space Agency said on Wednesday.
Russia vows to protect its interests from a remote outpost as global warming opens up the Arctic.
The world's largest iceberg has calved from Antarctica over the past few days, a giant floating piece of ice close to 80 times the size of Manhattan.
As climate change transforms the Arctic, Russia moves deeper into the region. Secretary of State Blinken pushes back before first meeting with Russian counterpart.
During the Cold War, Russia’s Nagurskoye airbase was little more than a runway, a weather station and a communications outpost in the Franz Josef Land archipelago.It was a remote and desolate home mostly for polar bears, where temperatures plunge in winter to minus-42 Celsius (43 degrees below zero Fahrenheit) and the snow only disappears from August to mid-September.Now, Russia’s northernmost military base is bristling with missiles and radar and its extended runway can handle all types of…
The iceberg, dubbed A-76, was spotted in images captured by the ESA Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on May 14, and is now floating in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica.