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VIDEO: Alaska’s Last Wilderness for Sale – Trump Opens Arctic Refuge for Oil Drilling

One of the world’s last remaining Arctic wildernesses is under threat. The Trump administration has recently finalized plans to open up Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling: a move that could totally destroy this area of natural beauty. One of the reasons this is […]

Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090

Permafrost has begun thawing in the Canadian Arctic more than 70 years early because of climate change, according to new research. A “series of anomalously warm summers” has dramatically accelerated melting rates at three sites despite average annual ground temperatures remaining low. Ponds and hillocks have formed as a result. It had been thought that the permafrost […]