A ship has made a winter crossing of the Arctic without an icebreaker for the first time as global warming causes the region’s ice sheets to melt. The tanker, containing liquefied natural gas, is the first commercial vessel to make such a crossing alone during the winter months. The voyage is a significant moment in the story of climate change in the Arctic and will be seized on by those with concerns about thinning polar ice and its implications for the environment.
In the 'iffy' era of weather apps, the National Weather Service is an essential value for the United States. Cutting its budget and laying off meteorologists are dangerous.
Climate skeptics are rallying from a recent defeat by promoting another candidate who has questioned humans' role in climate change for a top White House environment job.
Globally, sea ice is at record lows as the polar regions warm faster than the rest of the planet. Along the Alaska coast, it's affecting people's lives.
Funding for farm conservation programs would be slashed by $13 billion over 10 years, impacting the environment and farmers alike.
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