Arctic Ocean

  • spokesman Aug 17, 2019

    Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever; Future Records Likely

    Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did children in the coastal town of Nome. Wildfire season started early and stayed late. Thousands of...

  • Alaska Jun 12, 2019

    5 Reasons You Should Travel to Anchorage This Summer

    Here are five reasons why you should spend your summer vacation in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • food Apr 13, 2019

    Pace of Bering Sea Changes Startles Scientists

    The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming and locks onto beaches, walling off villages. But not...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 30, 2019

    Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

    President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday threw out Trump’s executive order that overturned the bans...

  • director Jun 18, 2018

    Global Warming Cooks Up ‘a Different World’ Over 3 Decades

    On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age of climate change.” Thirty years later, it’s clear that Hansen and other doomsayers were...

  • United States Feb 1, 2018

    Climate Change Diet: Arctic Sea Ice Thins, So Do Polar Bears

    Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It’s the climate change diet and scientists say it’s not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that bears need for hunting seals each spring.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 9, 2018

    Trump Administration Says No Oil Drilling Off Florida Coast

    The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

  • Associated Press Jul 27, 2017

    Report: Interior Chief Warns Alaska Senators on Health Care

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called Alaska’s two Republican senators to warn them of repercussions for the nation’s largest state if they failed to toe the Trump administration line on health care, according to a published report. The Alaska Dispatch News reported Thursday that Zinke called Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and complained that Murkowski’s vote against proceeding on legislation...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 3, 2017

    Groups Sue to Keep Drilling Ban in Arctic, Atlantic Waters

    Less than a week after President Donald Trump took steps to put U.S. Arctic and Atlantic waters back in play for offshore drilling, 10 environmental and Alaska Native groups sued Wednesday to maintain the ban on oil and gas exploration. The ban was a key part of former President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy, aimed at protecting polar bears, walrus, ice...

  • United States May 1, 2017

    Russia’s Military Buildup in Arctic Has US Watching Closely

    Russian soldiers fire their rifles as they zip by on skis, an RPG exploding into a ball of fire amid a landscape of ice, at Alakurtti base near the border with Finland, NBC News reported. NBC News reporters were granted rare access to the recently refurbished base, where soldiers in Russia’s 80th Motor Rifle Arctic Brigade — equipped with tanks,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 28, 2017

    Trump Signs Order Aimed at Opening Arctic Drilling

    Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. With one day left to rack up accomplishments before he reaches his 100th day in office, Trump signed an order reversing some of former President Barack Obama’s restrictions and instructing Interior Secretary Ryan...

  • Attorney Apr 28, 2017

    Trump Signs Order Aimed at Opening Arctic Drilling

    On the 99th day of his presidency, Donald Trump reversed some of his predecessor’s environmental protections with an executive order that could expand offshore gas and oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The order directs Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review a plan that dictates what locations are open to offshore drilling.

  • Apr 7, 2017

    NASA Expedition Flies Planes Over Arctic to Assess Ice Levels

    NASA has been examining how polar ice has changed over the last decade or so. Scientists with Operation IceBridge have flown a set of eight-hour research flights over ice sheets and the Arctic Ocean to monitor Arctic ice loss. They found on March 7 that sea ice in the Arctic has reached its lowest maximum wintertime levels ever recorded. Take…

  • Apr 7, 2017

    NASA Expedition Flies Planes Over Arctic to Assess Ice Levels

    NASA has been examining how polar ice has changed over the last decade or so. Scientists with Operation IceBridge have flown a set of eight-hour research flights over ice sheets and the Arctic Ocean to monitor Arctic ice loss. They found on March 7 that sea ice in the Arctic has reached its lowest maximum wintertime levels ever recorded. Take…

  • Apr 7, 2017

    NASA Expedition Flies Planes Over Arctic to Assess Ice Levels

    NASA has been examining how polar ice has changed over the last decade or so. Scientists with Operation IceBridge have flown a set of eight-hour research flights over ice sheets and the Arctic Ocean to monitor Arctic ice loss. They found on March 7 that sea ice in the Arctic has reached its lowest maximum wintertime levels ever recorded. Take…

  • San Diego Mar 27, 2017

    Heaven’s Gate Mass Suicide: 20 Years Later

    Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe. Heaven’s Gate made headlines around the world.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 18, 2016

    Obama Blocks New Oil, Gas Drilling in Arctic Ocean

    The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm marine mammals and exacerbate global warming. A five-year offshore drilling plan announced on Friday blocks planned sale of new oil and gas drilling rights in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north...

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