"A 187,000 square-mile swath of land and sea in Alaska was restored by a federal appeals court as a “critical habitat” for polar bears, a boon for the endangered species and yet another blow to Alaska’s tumbling petroleum industry."
Antarctica & Arctic
"Long winters in -30C temperatures they can handle, but now Norway’s indigenous people are fighting to protect ancient reindeer grazing land from development".
"An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for food."
"The latest report on the health of the Arctic reveals melting ice, shifting habitats and changes that may one day be mirrored around the world."
"Polar bear populations are likely to fall by more than 30 percent by around mid-century as global warming thaws Arctic sea ice, experts said on Thursday in the most detailed review of the predators to date."
"The job in Churchill, Manitoba keeps getting harder, thanks to climate change."
"Not quite, scientists say. But new study results show the fallibility of current measuring tools and challenges current theories about the causes of sea level rise."
"SYDNEY, Australia - Russia has again thwarted attempts to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica, the final country opposing the protection of a vast swathe of rich waters from fishing, after a revised international plan won support from China."
"UN weather and climate agency says hole over Antarctica is larger due to colder stratosphere but will shrink again".