Category Climate Change

Greenland’s northeastern ice sheet starting to melt | Alaska Dispatch

Greenland’s previously stable northeastern ice sheet is starting to melt, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. While Greenland’s melting ice sheet has contributed to an increase in the world’s sea levels over the last 20 years, the recent study suggests that Greenland’s northeast ice stream, located 370 miles to […]

[US] Navy to Take Larger Role In Arctic Region – Blog

As ice melts in the Arctic, the Navy anticipates that it will have to increase its presence in the harsh northern region, but not until after 2020, according to a new roadmap released by the service Feb. 24. There will be low demand for additional naval involvement in the Arctic through the end of this […]

Russia Grants Bail to Captain of Greenpeace Arctic Protest Ship – Bloomberg

A Russian court granted bail to the captain of a Greenpeace ship that carried out a protest against oil and gas drilling in the Arctic as more of the 30 people detained over the incident were set to leave prison. The captain of Arctic Sunrise, American Peter Wilcox became the 15th to be granted bail, […]

“Climate Change, Water Conflicts, and Human Security” report released – Infrastructure protection | Homeland Security News Wire

Increasingly, climate change and the associated increase in the frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, and rising sea level, are acknowledged as not only having humanitarian impacts, but also creating national and regional political and security risks. While people and governments can adapt to these impacts, their capacity to do so varies. […]

10 Coastal Cities at Greatest Flood Risk as Sea Levels Rise | Environment News Service

WASHINGTON, DC, September 3, 2013 (ENS) – The World Bank has crunched the numbers and the results are in. Five of the world’s 10 cities most at risk of flooding as climate change causes sea levels to rise are in the United States. In terms of the overall cost of damages, they are: Miami, which […]

New Study Suggests Better Way to Prepare for Climate Sea Level Rise |

Unfortunately for America’s coastal cities, Superstorm Sandy was not an aberration. The storm that left so many Northeasterners stranded in flooded homes without electricity was just the first of many to be expected as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. Cities are constructing plans to protect themselves from future storms—Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Russia expects spat over arctic oil and gas –

MOSCOW, July 1 (UPI) — Rivals looking at the potential development of oil and natural gas in arctic regions may work to thwart Russia’s ambitions, the deputy prime minister said. Energy explorers are examining emerging developments in arctic regions as warming trends leave northern seas free of ice for longer periods of time during the […]