In the Arctic, a great change is taking place. Permafrost, which covers around 25 percent of exposed land in the Northern Hemisphere, is melting.
Are recent headlines declaring that “The Arctic is on Fire!” just sensationalist reports or do these fires represent an unprecedented and alarming danger?
In his new book Tides, author & conservationist Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides…
Senate Democrats Michael Bennet and Ed Markey introduced legislation last December calling for permanently designating the most sensitive sections of ANWR as wilderness off limits to development.
The Arctic is an “indicator region” for the rest of the planet: small changes there can have profound ecosystem impacts elsewhere in the world…
Dear EarthTalk: How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008, and what efforts are underway to protect them? —Melissa Underhill, Bangor, MER Biologists estimate that as many as 25,000 polar bears […]
Asdis Birgisdottir is a designer as well as a certified trekking guide. She has traveled Iceland on foot, by horseback and by super-jeep and has worked at the Þingvellir National Park as a supervisor with diving and as a ranger… EarthTalk: What was Iceland like prior to human habitation and what was the state of […]
Rising global temperatures mean that the abundance of permafrost is decreasing at unprecedented levels.