As Congressional Republicans inch closer to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration just granted the first new oil exploration permit in the American portion of the Arctic ocean in two years.
Indigenous hunters in the Canadian territory of Nunavut have reported unexplained sounds that appear to be coming from the Arctic seafloor. These sounds, described as “pings,” “hums,” and “beeps,” have attracted the attention of Canada’s Department of National Defense, which dispatched a plane to investigate.
A warm sea at the North Pole — it's a bizarre idea, but one several individuals sought and gave their lives to find for financial gain and the glory of their home countries.
The land bridge that once connected North America and Asia rose from the seas 80,000 years ago. And at the same time, North America's climate began experiencing violent climate swings, with average temperatures shifting as much as ten degrees every decade.
How does a court seize a nuclear plant? Well, that damn Russian floating nuclear plant is cursed. After a series of early setbacks, the plant, Akademik Lomonosov, is now close to completion. Too bad the shipyard building it is going to go bankrupt.
Arctic waters may look a lot less forbidding by 2030. New research suggests that the ice sheet on top of arctic waters will melt in summer, creating the perfect conditions for new life to take up summer residence there.
Click to view With the Arctic Ocean ice melting rapidly — in fact, this summer it's already at the second-lowest level on record, and still shrinking — it's time for us to start imagining what life will be like in the Arctic Circle when all the ice is gone. Some scientists predict that the Arctic Ocean could be…