December 27, 2011

Leaders of Arctic Methane Project Clarify Concerns

Andrew Revkin, New York Times

AP Photo

I’ve been in touch with Natalia Shakhova and Igor Semiletov, the intrepid Russian researchers, based at the International Arctic Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, who for more than a decade have been leading an important international project analyzing methane plumes rising from the seabed in the shallow Arctic waters spreading north from eastern Siberian shores. (Here’s video of Shakhova describing the...

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Arctic Methane: Is Catastrophe Imminent?
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The Geopolitics of the Arctic
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The Jobs Created By A Pipeline
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Environmentalists Get Down To Earth
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AT a fall retreat, board members of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the environmental advocacy group, listened as a political consultant gave a critique of the green movement. . . more ››
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A Call For Climate Solutions
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In his Dec. 4 column, “The Decadent Left,” Ross Douthat paints the Keystone XL pipeline protests as furthering the agendas of narrow interests. In fact, they are the opposite. They are about protecting resources Americans... more ››