Arctic Ocean

Midnight Where the Sun Never Sets
July 15, 2014

"Sunrise" and "sunset" are relative terms in the Arctic, where it stays light for almost twenty-four hours a day in summertime.

Absolutely, Positively Not a Sign of Global Warming
July 19, 2012

This isn’t a post about how hot the U.S. is getting. This is a post about how hot Greenland is getting—and why, maybe, we should care about it. On July 16, a NASA satellite photographed a iceberg breaking off from the Petermann Glacier, a massive sheet of ice that is on the northwest side of Greenland, contiguous to the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada.

Why Is Obama Opening Up New Areas For Offshore Drilling?
March 31, 2010

The big news today is that Obama's reportedly planning to open up a bunch of new offshore areas to oil and gas exploration for the first time: Under the plan, the coastline from New Jersey northward would remain closed to all oil and gas activity. So would the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to the Canadian border. The environmentally sensitive Bristol Bay in southwestern Alaska would be protected and no drilling would be allowed under the plan, officials said.