Stories tagged: arctic
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Renewed interest in oil drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge mobilizes wilderness advocates
Dan Ashe, who rose from the ranks of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011 to become its 16th director, finally got his chance to visit the Arctic National …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Tillerson says U.S. won’t be rushed on climate change policies
Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Groups sue to keep drilling ban in Arctic, Atlantic waters
Environmental and Alaska Native groups sued Wednesday to overturn an executive order by President Donald Trump that could lead to expanded petroleum drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century
A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane
Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.”
Wed., March 29, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday visited an Arctic archipelago, part of Russia’s efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the oil-rich region.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Arctic sets record for low levels of sea ice
Floating sea ice at the top of the world has set another troubling record for its low spatial extent, shattering a prior record set just two years ago for this …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears
As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: WSU professor’s Arctic research dangerous, but exhilarating
It was a chilly way to spend the spring. Von Walden, an engineering professor at Washington State University, worked for about a month on a ship in the Arctic in …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Reindeer may be weighing less due to global warming
Reindeer living on the Arctic island of Svalbard are getting smaller – and scientists say climate change may be the cause.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Arctic sea ice hits record monthly low for 7th time in 2016
Though this is when the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November. In the crucial Barents Sea, the amount of …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
The Arctic is being utterly transformed – and we’re just starting to learn the consequences
It’s the fastest-warming part of the planet – and the impacts will be felt far, far afield. No wonder, perhaps, that on Wednesday, the outgoing Obama administration convened top science …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Scientists tell Obama: Drop Arctic from plans for offshore drilling
Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the …
Tue., April 7, 2015
Russian jets raise alertness in Alaska
TIN CITY, Alaska – The air is frigid and the wind is howling as Air Force Col. Frank Flores lifts a pair of foot-long binoculars and studies a hazy dot …
Tue., Dec. 16, 2008, 7:34 a.m.
Winter storm to bring snow Wednesday
A winter storm watch was upgraded to a winter storm warning this afternoon for far Eastern Washington and North Idaho as well as locations closer to the Cascades as an …