Arctic

 
Chemical killing the killer whales
Chemical killing the killer whales
Orcas, or killer whales (Orcinus orca) have been around for 11-million years. An apex predator, only humans dare hunt them. Evolved to...
​It’ll cost R6.5-trillion to save the Arctic, but it’ll be worth it
​It’ll cost R6.5-trillion to save the Arctic, but it’ll be worth it
The world’s climate is changing at such a dramatic rate that the solutions have to be equally monumental to keep up. Where politicians fail to...
Arctic melt threatens to unravel global climate
Arctic melt threatens to unravel global climate
The Arctic didn’t quite break its record for low ice cover this nothern summer. It came second. But temperatures on that top part of the world have...
Shell fuels anger over Arctic oil
Shell fuels anger over Arctic oil
Environmental groups and specialists hit out at the United States government this week following its announcement that the Anglo-Dutch oil giant...
Navigating the Arctic minefield
Navigating the Arctic minefield
London Mining, a British mineral company, is trying to attract Chinese and other international investors to build a £1.5-billion iron ore...
Freed Arctic 30 activist would risk freedom again
Freed Arctic 30 activist would risk freedom again
Anthony Perrett, the first of six Britons among the Greenpeace Arctic 30 to be released on bail, has revealed details of the group's two months...
Dutch take Russia to maritime court over Greenpeace ship
Dutch take Russia to maritime court over Greenpeace ship
The 30 were protesting Arctic oil drilling last month.
On thin ice: Arctic shelf shrinks to record low
On thin ice: Arctic shelf shrinks to record low
Sea ice cover in the Arctic shrank to one of its smallest extents on record this week, bringing forward the days of an entirely ice-free Arctic...
Activists call for North Pole oil drilling to end
Activists call for North Pole oil drilling to end
Expedition members of lobby group Greenpeace on Monday cut a hole in the ice and lowered the "flag for the future" onto the seabed along...
Coca-Cola to fund WWF's Arctic campaign
Coca-Cola to fund WWF's Arctic campaign
The campaign will seek to protect the Arctic from the devastating effects of global warming.
Scientists worried as Arctic has record ozone loss
Scientists worried as Arctic has record ozone loss
An ozone hole five times the size of California has opened over the Arctic this spring, matching ozone loss over Antarctica for the first time on...
Scientists warn melting Arctic ice releases banned toxins
Scientists warn melting Arctic ice releases banned toxins
The warming of the Arctic is releasing toxic chemicals that had been trapped in the ice and cold water, scientists have discovered.

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