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Decade of 2000s Warmest on Record

12/8/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

In a bit of irony, Winston Churchill praised his famed enemy German Field Marshal Rommel as “a skillful opponent” and a “great general.” Should similar words of “praise” go to those who are continuing to foster the false idea that […] Read more >

Safeguarding Fish In a Warming World – The Warming Arctic

8/22/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

On Thursday, the Obama Administration approved the Fishery Management Plan for the fish resources of the Arctic. The plan prevents the expansion of commercial fishing into large areas of the sea where the ice has melted due to rising temperatures […] Read more >

Arctic Ice Has Shrunk to Record Low

9/20/2007 // By Larry Schweiger

New satellite images have shown that Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the smallest size on record, down to 1 million square miles from 1.5 million square miles in 2005. This dramatic shrinkage, along with over 200 satellite images showing […] Read more >

An Arctic Tale

8/11/2007 // By Larry Schweiger

If you are concerned about the polar bear, walrus, and other wildlife of the Great North, An Arctic Tale is a must-see movie. Released last week in movie theaters, this wildlife adventure shows how these magnificent creatures are trying to […] Read more >

Scaling Mountains: The Big Guy and the Monster

8/10/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

My friend, Justin, just climbed Denali and the official expedition name was “Big Guy and the Monster”. And Denali is, indeed, a monster! Seeing Justin’s amazing summit pictures made me realize that I will never, ever, become a mountaineer. Denali […] Read more >

The Arctic Wildlife Refuge–Whose Land?

5/18/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-’in Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Rick Bass Sierra Club Books 164 pp., $19.95 With gas prices climbing, oil executives hope that lawmakers will be persuaded to open the Arctic National […] Read more >