Antarctica & Arctic

Data Now Coming in From Unprecedented NASA Study Of Greenland’s Melting

"In 2015, in a moment of science communication genius, NASA created a mission called “OMG.” The acronym basically ensured that a new scientific mission — measuring how quickly the Oceans are Melting Greenland — would get maximum press attention."

Source: Washington Post, 02/13/2017

"Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity"

"Thousands of years ago, every lake was like Great Bear Lake. So pure you could lower a cup into the water and drink it. So beautiful that people composed love songs to it. So mysterious that many believed it was alive. Today, of the 10 largest lakes in the world, it is the last one that remains essentially primeval."

Source: NY Times, 02/09/2017

Arctic Oil Rush: Nenets' Livelihood And Habitat At Risk From Oil Spills

"The livelihood of the Nenets people who live along the northern stretches of the Yenisei, Russia’s longest river, depends on two pursuits: fishing and reindeer herding. But locals have said both of those activities are under threat from an oil terminal due to be built on the Tanalau cape, near where the river empties into the Arctic Ocean."

Source: Guardian, 12/26/2016

"Obama Bans Drilling in Parts of the Atlantic and the Arctic"

"President Obama announced on Tuesday what he called a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard as he tried to nail down an environmental legacy that cannot quickly be reversed by Donald J. Trump."

Source: NY Times, 12/21/2016

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