Posts tagged: arctic
OUTDOOR LITERATURE — Barry Lopez, one of America's premier nature writers, will give Spokane Community College’s first 2013-14 President Speakers Series lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Lair-Student Center auditorium, Bldg. 6. The college is at 1810 N. Greene St.
Topics for his free presentation include sustainability from a global perspective and ways writing and environmental concerns intersect.
Lopez won the National Book Award for “Artic Dreams,” a study of the Far North, its terrain, wildlife and history of the Eskimo and the region’s explorers. Other nonfiction works include “About this Life” and “Of Wolves and Men,” a National Book Award finalist. Lopez’ fiction works include “Field Notes,” “Winter Count” and the novella, “Crow and Weasel.” He also has written for The New York Times Magazine,d Harper’s and National Geographic.
Lopez has been honored with Association of American Geographers’ 2011 Honorary Geographer Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Literature Award and the John Burroughs and John Hay Medals.
ENVIRONMENT – “Chasing Ice,” a fascinating and award-winning National Geographic documentary about adventure-scientist documenting changes in the arctic will be presented by the Idaho Conservation League and other local environmental groups on Monday, 7 p.m., at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint.
Read on for details about the making of this 2012 film, and why local groups are bringing the stunning images to the big screen in North Idaho.
ENVIRONMENT — More sobering news related to climate change:
As the arctic ice melt ended Sunday, scientists calculated the extent of the melt at 293,000 square miles more than in 2007, which broke the previous record. — Washington Post
Related story: Small boat sails through arctic ice issue
CLIMATE CHANGE — Driven by an unprecedented meltdown across much of the Canadian North, the planet's Arctic ice cover has retreated this summer to its second-smallest extent in the 30-year satellite era — and may yet shrink beyond the record-setting thaw that alarmed scientists around the world in 2007. The story is being covered by PostMedia.
The opening in August of both the southern and northern routes of the Northwest Passage through Canada's Arctic islands, along with the clearing out of ice from much of the Beaufort Sea north of the Yukon-Alaska border, are among the highlights of a new report on the state of Arctic ice issued this week by the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center.