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IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts – with new quotas

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The vote confirms a long-standing commitment to so-called aboriginal subsistence whaling for nutritional and cultural reasons – an exception to the decades-old ban on commercial whaling

WHALES. This undated handout photo released by the Australian Customs Service on February 7, 2008 shows a whale (front) and another (partly seen at right) being dragged on board a Japanese ship after being harpooned in Antarctic waters. File photo by Australian Customs Service/AFP

Climate change sinking Arctic archeological treasures

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Thousands of years of heritage are being lost, says Matthew Betts, a curator at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

May 19, 2018 - 9:30 PM

However, environmental group Greenpeace fears that the Akademik Lomonosov could become a 'nuclear Titanic' or a 'Chernobyl on ice'

NUCLEAR BARGE. Floating power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov is being towed to Atomflot moorage of the Russian northern port city of Murmansk on May 19, 2018. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Bowhead whales not only singers, but avid composers too

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Bowhead whales, in turns out, are far more versatile and would appear to improvise new songs all the time

SINGERS AND COMPOSERS. A study shows that over the course of 4 winters, not only were bowhead song types never repeated between years, each season had an entire set of new songs. File photo from Wikipedia

2ºC cap on global warming won't save Arctic sea ice – studies

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:05 AM

'I didn't expect to find that half-a-degree Celsius would make a big difference, but it really does,' says Alexandra Jahn, author of one of the studies and an assistant professor at Colorado University in Boulder

MELTING ICE. This file photo taken March 25, 2016 shows a perspective of the northeast coastline of Greenland, one of the world’s two great ice sheets (the other is Antarctica), captured by the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team. File photo from NASA

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:45 AM

The big chill follows a winter storm, dubbed a 'bomb cyclone' by forecasters, which is blamed for at least 19 deaths in the United States, based on US media reports

BOMB CYCLONE. A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Russia and climate change follow Tillerson to Arctic

May 11, 2017 - 1:42 PM

America s top diplomat is in Fairbanks Alaska to chair a meeting of the 8 nation Arctic Council a policy forum for countries with territory in the great white north

TRAVELING SECRETARY. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a photo posted by the US State Department Twitter account. Photo courtesy US State Department

Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The disappearing sea ice comes as the planet has marked 3 years in a row of record breaking heat raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of global warming

This NASA handout file photo taken March 25, 2016 shows a perspective of the northeast coastline of Greenland, one of the world’s two great ice sheets (the other is Antarctica), captured by the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team flying NASA’s G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet on March 26.  Handout / NASA

Obama moves to tie Trump's hands on Arctic, Atlantic drilling

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:03 AM

US President Barack Obama announces he is placing swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing

US President Barack Obama holds a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. Zach Gibson/AFP

Hottest Arctic on record triggers massive ice melt

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:04 AM

The report card this year clearly shows a stronger and more pronounced signal of persistent warming than any previous year in our observational record going back to 1900 NOAA says

This NASA handout file photo taken March 25, 2016 shows a perspective of the northeast coastline of Greenland, one of the world’s two great ice sheets (the other is Antarctica), captured by the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team flying NASA’s G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet on March 26.  Handout / NASA

Oil spill tests on ice prove Arctic quests risky

Apr 03, 2016 - 11:10 PM

The tests reveal just how hazardous and challenging it would be if an oil spill hits the lucrative Arctic region

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Anne KAURANEN (FILES) This file photo taken on February 5, 2016 shows Marine experts in Tornio, northern Finland, drilling holes in the sea-ice and inject dye into the water to study how it flows, to model how an oil spill would behave underneath the arctic ice.   As the world's superpowers eye the lucrative Arctic region with growing interest, unprecedented oil spill clean-up tests in icy Finnish conditions reveal just how hazardous and challenging an accident in the Arctic's pristine sea ice could be. / AFP / Sam Kingsley

6 people die in new explosion in Russia's Arctic mine – official

Feb 28, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Most of the casualties are rescuers involved in an operation following a recent incident involving 26 miners

Arctic attracting new military scrutiny

Oct 31, 2015 - 3:04 PM

When Obama visited Alaska the following month five Chinese naval vessels were spotted in the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska

File photo by Clement Sabourin / AFP

Sea level rise unavoidable, says NASA

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:06 AM

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever and oceans are warming and expanding much more rapidly than they have in years past

ICY HORIZON. A handout image dated April 2, 2012 and made available by NASA November 28, 2012 showing Arctic sea ice as seen from the window of the NASA P-3 airplane. Michael Studinger/Handout/EPA

Russia files UN claim over vast swathe of Arctic

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:33 PM

This would include the North Pole and potentially give Russia access to an estimated 4 9 billion tonnes of hydrocarbons according to government estimates

A picture taken on July 19, 2015 shows the Nordenskjoldbreen glacier in the Spitbergen province of the Svalbard archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET

Tracking the retreat of Arctic ice

Aug 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Ny Alesund the world s northernmost permanent human settlement offers the perfect vantage point for scientists studying the rate and effects of global warming

MISSING: ICE. A view taken on July 20, 2015 shows the Kongsfjorden fjord near the scientific base of Ny Alesund. Dominique Faget/AFP

Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

Apr 24, 2015 - 11:51 PM

While tackling climate change will be high on the US agenda as chair of the Arctic Council Washington also hopes to improve ocean stewardship maritime safety and the lives of the Arctic s four million inhabitants

Kerry to visit Arctic amid concern over ice melt

Apr 18, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Global warming is happening twice as fast in the Arctic than elsewhere on the planet

US Secretary of State John Kerry issues a statement during a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Luebeck, Germany, 15 April 2015. Photo by Carsten Rehder/ EPA

Marwan status, Bongbong diploma, Harrison Ford accident | The wRap

Mar 06, 2015 - 7:49 PM

A think tank says Marwan was never a top level terrorist Oxford confirms Bongbong Marcos did not complete a bachelor’s degree Harrison Ford survives a plane crash

Lego to drop Shell partnership bowing to Greenpeace pressure

Oct 09, 2014 - 9:47 PM

The Lego brand and everyone who enjoys creative play should never have become part of Greenpeace s dispute with Shell says Lego chief executive Joergen Vig Knudstorp

LEGO. A photo taken on July 24, 2014 shows Greenpeace activists hanging a banner in front of a Shell gas station in Santiago, Chile to protest against Shell's oil search in the Artic region, and also to demand that Lego remove Shell logos from their toys. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

35,000 walruses mass on Alaska beach 'due to climate change'

Oct 02, 2014 - 8:33 AM

The walruses are hauling out on land in a spectacle that has become all too common in six of the last eight years as a consequence of climate induced warming the US Geological Survey USGS says

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) photo obtained October 1, 2014 shows some of an estimated 35,000 walrus as they gather on shore on September 27, 2014 about 5 miles (8km) north of Point Lay, Alaska according to NOAA. AFP PHOTO/NOAA/COREY ACCARDO/HANDOUT

Ig Nobels 2014: Aha-ha-ha-ha moments

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If you thought science was just all about Aha moments then you only have to be reminded that there is such a thing as the Ig Nobel Prizes

The Arctic is worth fighting for

Sep 11, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Naderev Saño: Saving the Arctic means saving the planet Saving the Arctic means preventing catastrophic impacts the world over

FROZEN SEA. A photo made available 28 August 2013 shows a rainbow appearing over the horizon in the Arctic on Aug. 27, 2013. EPA/YNA

Arctic Monkeys talk about how far they've come, changes in their music

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Some of the old stuff just doesn t make as much sense anymore to play Or it doesn t fit into the set as well There s nothing we re ashamed of says Arctic Monkeys Matt Helders of their musical evolution

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise returns to warm welcome

Aug 10, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The ship arrived in the Netherlands almost a year after it was seized by Russia during a protest against Arctic oil drilling

The ship Arctic Sunrise arrives in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9 August 2014. Image courtesy Greenpeace

YouTube to block artists from paid music service: report

Jun 20, 2014 - 5:50 PM

Some labels haven t agreed to terms for YouTube s new subscription service and that s causing the conflict

In our response to the Arctic, we will be judged by posterity

May 14, 2014 - 1:38 PM

A call to action from a United Nations climate change negotiator

Canada boycotts Arctic Council meeting in Moscow

Apr 16, 2014 - 7:12 AM

Canada boycotts an Arctic Council meeting on global warming issues in protest of Russia s occupation of Ukraine

BARRICADE. Pro-Russian protesters build a barricade in front of air base entrance in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, 15 April 2014. Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

See the looks: Red Carpet at the BRIT Awards 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Lorde One Direction Ellie Goulding and more – see the looks at the British version of the Grammys here

BRITS RED CARPET. Photos by Andrew Cowie/Agence France-Presse

Full list: Winners of the BRIT Awards 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 7:19 AM

The Sheffield four piece Arctic Monkeys claimed the highest honors becoming the first band to win the coveted best Album and British Group awards for a third time

WINNERS. British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys members (L-R) Jamie Cook, Matt Helders, Alex Turner and Nick O'Malley arrive at The BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, 19 February 2014. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Full list: BRIT Awards nominees 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - 12:29 AM

Britain s version of the Grammys is set to feature performances by Katy Perry Pharrell Williams and Arctic Monkeys

BRITISH SINGLE. Who will take home the top prizes? Screen grab from the BRIT Awards Facebook Page

Rappler Newscast | January 8, 2014

Jan 08, 2014 - 8:23 PM

DPWH clueless about standards for shelters Still no electricity in most parts of typhoon hit Tacloban Colder than Mars in some US areas hit by an arctic chill

Rappler Newscast | January 6, 2013

Jan 06, 2014 - 8:11 PM

Lacson investigating alleged kickbacks on Yolanda bunkhouses Singson: I will resign if bunkhouses are overpriced Arctic blast strikes US

Putin orders military to boost Arctic presence

Dec 10, 2013 - 6:58 PM

President Vladimir Putin ordered its military to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled its intention to claim the North Pole

TO NORTH POLE. President Vladimir Putin ordered its military to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled its intention to claim the North Pole. Photo by EPA/Maxim Shipenkov

Greenpeace says Russia moving jailed activists to St Petersburg

Nov 02, 2013 - 12:09 AM

The 30 crew which includes activists and journalists have stayed since September in a jail in Murmansk and have complained of cold cells and lack of suitable clothing and food

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Stars in global vigil over activists held in Russia

Oct 06, 2013 - 12:09 AM

Pressure mounts to release Greenpeace protesters against Arctic oil drilling

CLAMOR. Damon Albarn of British band Blur and actor Jude Law in London rally. Photo: Carl Court/AFP

Russia to charge Greenpeace activists with piracy – report

Oct 02, 2013 - 9:33 AM

If found guilty the 30 detained activists could face a maximum punishment of 15 years in jail

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Greenpeace to appeal Russia detention of activists

Sep 27, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Greenpeace: We will not be intimidated we will appeal these detentions and together we will prevail

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Russian court detains Greenpeace activists for two months

Sep 26, 2013 - 10:05 PM

None of the activists has so far been charged with a crime but are being detained during an investigation into their September 18 protest in the Arctic Sea

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Putin: Greenpeace activists 'not pirates' but broke law

Sep 25, 2013 - 11:13 PM

The Russian president s comments indicate that charges of piracy may be dropped

IN THE NAME OF THE ARCTIC. Putin said at a forum on the Arctic that Russia would significantly expand the nature conservancy zone in the Arctic and called attention to the conservation of rare wildlife species. Photo from EPA/ALEXEY DRUGINYN/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN POOL

Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

Sep 25, 2013 - 10:27 AM

The group had been trying to highlight the dangers of Russian led efforts to develop the Arctic as ice floes break up due to global warming

SEIZED. The seized Greenpeace ice breaker 'Arctic Sunrise' (front) is towed by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (behind) along the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 40 kilometers from Murmansk, Russia, 24 September 2013. EPA/Angela Kolyada

Science wRap: Arctic ice, 'wired microbes', brave mice

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:06 PM

In this week s Science wRap: a revelation from Mars energy from bacteria Arctic ice and more

Bowie heads Britain's Mercury Prize shortlist

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Rock icon carries on musical comeback after considerable stint in acting

DARKLY ELEGANT. Back to music, after acting. Photo from the David Bowie Facebook fan page

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too - ESA

Sep 12, 2013 - 8:52 AM

ESA said that in April this year the Arctic s crust of ice was the thinnest observed in three years by its science satellite CryoSat

FROZEN SEA. A photo made available 28 August 2013 shows a rainbow appearing over the horizon in the Arctic on Aug. 27, 2013. EPA/YNA

Greenpeace ship defies Russia by entering Arctic route

Aug 24, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Russian officials have said the ship owner was violating Russian law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

IN PROTEST. Greenpeace 'Arctic Sunrise' entered the Northern Sea Route in protest to the plans by Russia's top oil firm Rosneft and its US partner ExxonMobil to drill near the Russian Arctic National Park. Photo by EPA/NICK COBBING/GREENPEACE

Science wRap: From false memories to methane 'bomb'

Jul 29, 2013 - 2:24 PM

This week: False memories dolphin whistles a photobomb from space and light stopped in its tracks

Arctic methane breach an 'economic time bomb'

Jul 25, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Massive leakage of methane from thawing shoreline in the Arctic would devastate the world s climate and economy

ICY NORTH. An aerial view of the research ship 'Polarstern' (North Star) sailing on the Artic Ocean at the North Pole, October 6, 2011. Photo by EPA/Stefan Hendriks / Alred Wegener Institute handout