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Endgame for polar bears as Arctic habitat melts away

Gavin Haines

24th August, 2011

The recent polar bear attack in Norway is the latest reminder that time is running out for these iconic mammals, with runaway climate change and habitat loss. Gavin Haines reports more...
Camille Seaman

Britain's richest man to build giant Arctic iron ore mine

Terry Macalister, guardian energy editor

5th July, 2011

Lakshmi Mittal's 'mega-mine' is believed to be the largest mineral extraction project in the region but threatens unique wildlife more...
Oil drilling in the Arctic

Scramble for Arctic oil and gas puts pristine ecosystem at risk

Mark Jansen

6th June, 2011

The Arctic is becoming a battleground as Russia, Norway, Canada and the US vie for access to oil, gas and minerals – campaigners fear safety and the environment will be the losers more...
Camille Seaman

Camille Seaman: photographing the disappearing Arctic

Haley Walker

24th May, 2011

The Native American photographer Camille Seaman documents climate change effects on the Arctic and Antarctic. Her iceberg images are aesthetically pleasing, but the key message is that they may not be here for much longer more...
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Huhne accused of 'hypocrisy' for promoting offshore oil in Scotland and Arctic

Ecologist

4th March, 2011

Climate change minister urges more urgent cuts to greenhouse gas emissions while allowing renewed push for oil in remote regions more...

Arctic

Ruth Styles

3rd February, 2011

Part travelogue, part lament for a threatened way of life, Ruth Styles says that Bruce Parry’s latest book, Arctic, shows us exactly what we stand to lose if global warming isn’t stopped - today
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Bruce Parry: the Arctic's climate is 'changing faster than anywhere else'

Cheryl Morris

4th February, 2011

In his latest adventure the star of 'Tribe' and 'Amazon' journeyed to the Arctic to discover how climate change is affecting the native people there more...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

Arctic oil spill could take 'year or more' to clean up

Ecologist

24th September, 2010

Russia and the US are leading the scramble for oil and gas in the Arctic, but Gulf of Mexico pollution highlights danger of oil spills say campaigners more...
Alun Anderson

Alun Anderson: I'd like a big volcanic eruption and an Arctic disaster

Laura Sevier

22nd February, 2010

Former editor of New Scientist and author of After The Ice: Life, Death and Politics in the New Arctic on climategate, polar military activity and the icecap's chances more...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

Greenpeace calls for a ban on Arctic oil drilling

Ecologist

25th January, 2010

Immediate moratorium on all activity by oil and gas industries would help safeguard the local community and ecosystem as well as reduce potential carbon emissions more...
Near the village of Tuktoyaktuk

Tuktoyaktuk: a community on the frontline of climate change

Emma Bocking

1st October, 2009

Canadian coastal communities are faced with rising sea levels as the government continues to support destructive tar sands mining more...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

A melted Arctic: gold mine or honey trap?

Andrew Marszal

3rd November, 2009

As the melting Arctic ice cap opens a new ocean to the world, governments and private speculators are rushing to cash in on lucrative resource deposits and shipping lanes. But they may find these virgin waters a dangerous place to do business… more...

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Ocean temperatures hit record high for July

Ecologist

20th August, 2009

Combined land and ocean surface temperatures for the world are fifth warmest on record more...

The 300-350 Show: Arctic special - part two

Phil England

27th July, 2009

In the second part of a special programme looking at the significance of the Arctic in the context of climate change, Phil England hears about the rush to exploit the region's oil and gas supplies... more...
In the News

Global oil supplies peak in first quarter of 2008.

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Put the date on your calendar: global oil supplies peaked in the first quarter of 2008.
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Antarctic carve up begins

News, UN

31st January, 2008

The jostle is beginning for the Antarctic, a potentially lucrative source of oil, gas and tourism. more...
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Tourists bring threat of Antarctic ‘lawns’

News

29th January, 2008

Increasing numbers of tourists and research centres in Antarctica are bringing with them seeds, spores, lichens and mosses alien to the continent. more...
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The Vanishing Arctic

Vivienne Raper

4th October, 2007

One of the most memorable parts of Al Gore’s film 'An Inconvenient Truth' was the cartoon polar bear trying to climb on the last piece of sea-ice in the Arctic, failing, and despondently swimming off into the sunset. With scientists this week reporting that autumn Arctic sea-ice coverage reached a record low this year, Al Gore’s cartoon may not be as far-fetched as it seems. more...
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Arctic ice cover at new low

News

5th September, 2007

Levels of sea ice around the North Pole now stand at their lowest ever levels, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Arctic sea ice free by 2030, say scientists

News

20th August, 2007

Arctic sea ice is melting faster than climate models predicted and there is less sea ice in the Arctic now than at any time since records began, scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) have discovered. more...
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Crossing the threshold

Peter Bunyard

1st February, 2004

It takes no more than a gentle nudge to push a man over the edge of a cliff, but it is almost impossible to haul him back before he hits the ground. Given that we show no sign of putting a stop to global warming, Peter Bunyard takes a look at what the future might hold more...

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