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ARS NATURA: Romance on Ice

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21st century artists call forth a new romantic relationship with one precious, melting resource.

When art history books are written about the early part of the 21st century, an entire chapter will likely be devoted to our culture’s newfound romance with ice. The Copenhagen climate talks, though a political failure, nevertheless established an important moment in history – an acknowledgement by the world’s global leadership of one simple fact – the Arctic is melting and may in fact......read more

Experts Warn of a Changed Arctic

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A return to previous Arctic conditions is unlikely, says a new NOAA report.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released its 2010 Arctic Report Card, and things aren't looking good. The report warns that the Arctic is warming at such a rate that it's becoming increasingly unlikely that "normal" Arctic conditions will return in the near future. The first half of 2010 saw average Arctic temperatures 7 degrees higher than normal, the......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-3-10

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Weekly links: Obama nixes offshore plans, mercury turns birds gay, and more.

Adorbs alert! Discovery assembled an "awwww"-inspiring slide show of endangered baby animals. Are fixies over? We have no idea, but this bamboo joint from Germany's Arndt Menke-Zumbragel tells us no. Lance Armstrong is down too. The world's most famous cyclist called it a "killer wooden bike" on his Twitter. Can't disagree. Check out those rear forks! ......read more

Kevin Cooley: Take Refuge

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New show in LA explores humanity's relationship with nature

"The whole history of humanity could be framed within our relationship with nature," says Kevin Cooley on the subject of his latest solo exhibition, "Take Refuge," which runs through the end of February at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. In the show, featuring 10 gorgeous, large-scale photographs, along with some video work, the NYC-based artist explores humanity's connections and......read more

Why Drilling in the Arctic is a Bad Idea

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The argument against pushing for fossil fuel extremes in Alaska

The Arctic Ocean is one of the wildest, most extreme places on earth. When you put the most technologically advanced, best equipped offshore drilling rig up against it, the rig loses. The grounding of a Shell Oil drilling rig in Alaska earlier this year proves it. That's the central tenet of a Natural Resources Defense Council statement, quoted by Andy Revkin at Dot Earth, arguing against any......read more

Arctic Methane Emissions an 'Economic Timebomb'

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Rapid thawing of Arctic permafrost could cost the global economy $60 trillion, study says

Methane release in the Arctic could aggravate the effects of climate change to the tune of $60 trillion over coming decades, according to a paper published in the journal Nature. Governments and industry have expected an economic boon from widespread warming of the Arctic, allowing for the exploitation of new gas and oilfields and enabling faster shipping between Europe and Asia. But the release......read more

Niccolo Bonfadini: Sentinels of the Arctic

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Frozen trees of Finnish Lapland

In the northern reaches of Scandanavia lies Lapland, a winter wonderland where the Aurora Borealis shines bright above a snow-covered landscape blanketed in forests and dotted with lakes. Italian nature photographer Niccolo Bonfadini visited Finnish Lapland and captured some of the magic of the place. Bonfadini's Sentinels of the Arctic series features frozen pine and spruce trees, bowing under......read more

What We Can Do Now for the Arctic

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Richard Branson: It's not all doom and gloom up north

Richard Branson for The Huffington Post: Last week I was in New York, where policy makers and the public alike spoke out about climate change. None of us are strangers to the realities of climate change -- steadily climbing temperatures and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, melting ice and rising sea levels. However, fewer people are aware of how they can help to tackle the problem. While we often......read more

President Obama will travel to Alaska on Monday to call for urgent and aggressive action to tackle climate change, capitalizing on a poignant tableau of melting glaciers, crumbling permafrost and rising sea levels to illustrate the immediacy of an issue he hopes to make a central element of his legacy. But during a three-day trip choreographed to lend spectacular visuals and real-world examples......read more

The Clash's Paul Simonon Arrested for Oil Rig Occupation

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Rock star went undercover with Greenpeace to protest Arctic drilling

Greenpeace has revealed that veteran rock bassist (The Clash, Gorillaz) Paul Simonon was among the activists arrested in June for occupying an Arctic oil rig. Simonon had joined the Greenpeace crew anonymously, working as an assistant cook. The oil rig, operated by Cairn Energy, one of Europe's largest oil and gas companies, was boarded on June 3 by the Greenpeacers, who demanded that the......read more

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