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Archive for July, 2012 :

Surfrider’s Pete Stauffer: Let’s Join Hands to Oppose Offshore Drilling
July 31st, 2012

On Saturday, August 4, take to your local beach to say no to dirty fossil fuels.


Antarctic Ice Melts Into Hidden ‘Grand Canyon’
July 26th, 2012

A mile-deep rift valley that could rival the dramatic chasms of America’s Grand Canyon has been found hiding beneath the ice in West Antarctica. UK scientists behind the discovery believe it is contributing to ice loss.


Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt
July 25th, 2012

For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.


Tropical Plankton Invade Arctic Waters
July 25th, 2012

Scientists have identified tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa living in the Arctic Ocean.


GPS Can Now Measure Ice Melt, Change In Greenland Over Months Rather Than Years
July 25th, 2012

Researchers have found a way to use GPS to measure short-term changes in the rate of ice loss on Greenland – and reveal a surprising link between the ice and the atmosphere above it.


Come Together, To Save The Arctic
July 23rd, 2012

It’s a kind of Earthrise, where we try to spark the dawn of a new mass movement, one that draws a line in the ice and says to the polluters, “You come no further.”


Arctic Wilderness Faces Pollution Threats as Oil and Gas Giants Target Its Riches
July 22nd, 2012

Melting ice caps, the influx of trawlers and tourists, and Shell’s £4bn investment to drill for fossil fuels in the Chukchi Sea all raise fears


Climate Change Opens Up Arctic Fisheries – But Should Canada Cut Bait?
July 22nd, 2012

Ottawa and Nunavut see the potential in an emerging ‘third coast’ for commercial fishing.


Coast Guard Strengthens Presence North of Alaska
July 22nd, 2012

For Coast Guard Patrol North of Alaska, Much to Learn in a Remote New Place.


Glacier Twice As Big As Manhattan Snaps Off Greenland Ice Sheet
July 19th, 2012

An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan tore off one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, illustrating another dramatic change to the warming island.


Antarctica Surrounded by Threats
July 15th, 2012

Antarctica and its surrounding waters are under pressure from a variety of forces that are already transforming the area, scientists warn.


NASA Mission, Led By Stanford Biologist, Finds Massive Algal Blooms Under Arctic Sea Ice
July 14th, 2012

A massive phytoplankton bloom has been found underneath the Arctic pack ice in the Chukchi Sea.


Polar Bears, Long-Distance Swimming, and the Changing Arctic
July 14th, 2012

In years of extreme sea-ice retreat in the southern Beaufort Sea region of Alaska, polar bears have been documented taking very long swims, in excess of 30 miles.


NSF Finds An Icebreaker To Reach McMurdo
July 10th, 2012

After 2 months of negotiations, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has struck a deal with a Russian shipping company to charter a heavy-duty icebreaker to clear a path this winter to the largest U.S. scientific base in the Antarctic.



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