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Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Editor’s note: Anyone who is paying attention knows that global climate breakdown is accelerating faster than the worst IPCC predictions. Still, emissions continue to rise, setting records year-after-year. There is no evidence that governments, civil society, or corporations are able to address this in any meaningful way. In fact, all the evidence shows the opposite. … Continue reading Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Bristol Bay Outrage as Trump EPA Scores Backroom Deal With Pebble Mine

Featured image: Bristol Bay Leadership at a press conference in Dillingham, AK on Pebble & EPA settlement.      by United Tribes of Bristol Bay / Intercontinental Cry DILLINGHAM, AK –Bristol Bay leaders are outraged by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) settlement concerning the proposed Clean Water Act protections for the Bristol … Continue reading Bristol Bay Outrage as Trump EPA Scores Backroom Deal With Pebble Mine

Dahr Jamail interviewed by Derrick Jensen about US Navy’s Northern Edge

This interview was conducted by Derrick Jensen for his Resistance Radio series. Find options to listen to this interview, or any in the series, at the Resistance Radio archive. Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. … Continue reading Dahr Jamail interviewed by Derrick Jensen about US Navy’s Northern Edge

Land grab bill passes U.S. House, threatening wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, and national parks

By The Wilderness Society Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of anti-wilderness bills (H.R. 2578), including H.R. 1505, the “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act.” H.R. 1505 would hand over “operational control” of federal public lands within 100 miles of the Canadian and Mexican borders to the U.S. border patrol, and … Continue reading Land grab bill passes U.S. House, threatening wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, and national parks

Scientists raise estimate for methane releases after studying seeps in Arctic

By Sara Reardon / New Scientist Melting Arctic permafrost could put even more methane – a potent greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere than previously thought, with worrying implications for the pace of global warming. Many ice sheets that sit like caps over rock crevices trap natural seeps of methane; when they melt, the gas … Continue reading Scientists raise estimate for methane releases after studying seeps in Arctic

Climate change forcing Yup’ik Eskimo community in western Alaska to evacuate

By Thin Lei Win / AlertNet The 400-strong Eskimo community in Newtok in western Alaska is living on shaky ground. Literally. The permafrost – the permanently frozen subsoil – on which the village is located is melting as temperatures warm. Advanced erosion caused by the Ninglick River next to the village and seasonal flooding and … Continue reading Climate change forcing Yup’ik Eskimo community in western Alaska to evacuate

Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

By ICTMN Staff The Alaska Native group REDOIL has joined with eight environmental groups in an effort to stop a drilling ship from drilling in Arctic waters, the Associated Press reports. The drilling ship Noble Discoverer, operating for Shell Oil, was granted an air quality permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to drill three … Continue reading Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

U.S. House votes to open ANWR and coasts to oil drilling

The House of Representatives voted on Feb. 16 to open the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and along almost every acre of our coastline including off the East Coast, West Coast, the protected eastern Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Bristol Bay to oil drilling all under the guise of funding this year’s transportation bill. ... Continue reading →

Climate change killing ancient cedars in Alaska

By Bob Berwyn, Summit Voice Forest Service scientists say huge Alaska tracts of yellow-cedar trees have been dying because their roots are freezing during cold weather in late winter and early spring, when there’s no snow to protect the roots. Most climate models suggest that coastal Alaska will less snow but a persistence of periodic cold … Continue reading Climate change killing ancient cedars in Alaska