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Reindeer herders

Sami reindeer herders struggle against Arctic oil and gas expansion

Joel Tozer

19th October, 2011

Climate change and a rise in oil and gas exploration are bringing a host of problems for the indigenous Sami reindeer herders in the Arctic regions more...
polar bear

Why Arctic Ocean oil drilling is a risky choice

Rick Steiner

19th October, 2011

It's not a question of ‘if' a major spill will occur in the Arctic, but ‘when and where', says conservation biologist and oil industry expert Rick Steiner more...
Arctic ice

Putin’s Russia will lead a ‘new era of Arctic industrialisation’

Tom Levitt

19th October, 2011

The isolation of the white wilderness is coming to an end. Scientists and activists are urging caution but Russia is leading an urgent rush to exploit the Arctic’s oil and gas reserves. Tom Levitt reports more...
Oil corruption

How oil and corruption have become so closely linked

Eifion Rees

19th October, 2011

As a new oil-fever gathers pace in Arctic countries such as Greenland the lesson from history is that where there is oil, corruption will quickly follow. Eifion Rees reports more...
Arctic ice melt

Arctic will become 'more of a Mediterranean than a frozen border'

Rosie Spinks

October 19th, 2011

The Arctic was once out of reach to anyone but intrepid explorers. Today it's a natural resource battle ground. Arctic expert Charles Emmerson tells the Ecologist what's changed more...
Polar bear

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...
Shetlands

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...

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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...

Closing BP Stations Across London

Ecologist

27th July, 2010

On July 27th, Greenpeace volunteers shutdown 46 BP petrol stations across London. They called on the oil giant to stop investing in tar sands and the fragile Arctic wilderness and move towards clean energy alternatives 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...
December newsletter

December 2009 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

27th November, 2009

In this month's newsletter we look at the implications of a plan to privatise Indonesia's coastline; we ask whether fossil carbon and tree carbon are equivalent; examine whether the Arctic will become more dangerous as it melts; and wonder whether evolution has anything to offer environmentalists. To download, scroll to the bottom of the page... 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...
Emissions and their impact on the ozone layer

Laughing gas has growing impact on ozone layer

Ecologist

28th August, 2009

Researchers warn nitrous oxide emissions must be curbed to enable the reversal of the large ozone hole over Antarctica more...
Polar_bear

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...

The 300-350 Show: Arctic special - part one

Phil England

24th July, 2009

The first of two episodes featuring Jess Worth - a co-editor of New Internationalist - who has recently finished editing an issue of the magazine focusing on the Arctic which uncovers the largely untold story of how climate change is impacting already on indigenous peoples and their traditional subsistence lifestyles 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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Climate Radio Logo

The 300 - 350 Show: Climate Safety Event

13th May, 2009

The new series of The 300-350 Show begins with a recording of the presentations given at the launch of the ‘Climate Safety’ report last Autumn. The Public Interest Centre's ‘Climate Safety’ report gives a clear and simple summary of the latest climate change science, and shows how our current handling of the problem has exposed us to serious and growing risks. With Arctic sea ice melting away faster than anyone had predicted, the climate seems more sensitive than almost anyone thought, placing us in the middle of a climate emergency that cannot be ignored. For more information. more...

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