Stories tagged: Arctic Ocean
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Federal government declines to list walrus as threatened, says species may adapt to diminished ice
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will not list the Pacific walrus as a threatened species based on diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice, concluding that the marine mammals have adapted …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Climate change could destroy far more of the Arctic’s frozen soil than we expected
Climate change could cause another 4 million square kilometers, or about 1.5 million square miles, of permafrost to disappear with every additional degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming, …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic
President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
President Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Study links human actions to specific Arctic sea ice melt
Driving a gas-powered car about 90 miles – the distance between New York and Philadelphia – melts about a square foot of Arctic sea ice in the critical month of …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2 p.m.
Arctic sea ice ties second-lowest level ever recorded
Earlier this year, it appeared that we might be on pace for a startling new record in the Arctic. Back in May, the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 5:07 p.m.
First cruise ship set for Northwest Passage passes inspection
The Coast Guard is gearing up for the inaugural voyage of a luxury cruise ship through the Northwest Passage and said Thursday the Crystal Serenity easily passed a routine inspection.
Mon., Feb. 16, 2009
Polar oceans full of life
BANGKOK, Thailand – The polar oceans are not biological deserts after all. A marine census released today documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic, including several …