Antarctica & Arctic

"Science Says: Fast-Melting Arctic Sign Of Bad Global Warming"

"One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it’s melting. Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below. The northern polar region is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet and that’s setting off alarm bells."

Source: AP, 08/15/2017

As Hilcorp Plans to Drill in Arctic Waters, Violations Surface

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In the energy industry, Hilcorp has built a reputation for fast growth, big profits and making people rich. ... In regulatory circles, however, and among environmentalists, Hilcorp has become known for different reasons."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/10/2017

Methane Seeps Out as Arctic Permafrost Starts to Resemble Swiss Cheese

"Global warming may be unleashing new sources of heat-trapping methane from layers of oil and gas that have been buried deep beneath Arctic permafrost for millennia. As the Earth's frozen crust thaws, some of that gas appears to be finding new paths to the surface through permafrost that's starting to resemble Swiss cheese in some areas, scientists said."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/20/2017


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