In the Middle of Winter, Bering Strait Sea Ice Is Disappearing

By Jeremy Hodges (Bloomberg) -- The ice cover in the Bering Sea is at its lowest on record for this time of year after losing an area about the size of Montana at the height of winter.It’s the second consecutive year that the ice extent in the area has retreated at record pace. It shrank from 566,000 square kilometers (219,000 square miles) to 193,000 square kilometers between … [Read more...]

Europe’s Most Important River Is Running Dry as Glaciers Shrink

By William Wilkes, Vanessa Dezem and Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) -- Kevin Kilps’s car ferry churns the waters of Germany’s Rhine river as he steers toward the bank opposite Kaub, a scenic village just south of the rocky outcropping named after the legendary siren Lorelei. It’s typically a busy stretch of waterway. On a normal day, the commuter ferry vies for space with cargo … [Read more...]

Norway Awards Equinor License to Build CO2 Storage Under North Sea

OSLO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Equinor has won a license to develop carbon dioxide (CO2) storage under the North Sea, Norway's oil ministry said on Friday, part of a push to combat climate change. Equinor is expected to submit a development plan this year, with parliament making a final decision in 2020 or 2021. Proponents of carbon capture and storage (CCS) say countries need … [Read more...]

Climate Risk Report Warns of Falling Norwegian Offshore Values

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) -- A key climate report commissioned by the Norwegian government warned that climate change could hurt the value of its remaining oil resources and even make pumping oil more dangerous due to extreme weather. “Norway is well placed to manage climate risk, but the implications of major climate change are potentially severe and challenging to … [Read more...]

Arctic Posts Second Warmest Year On Record in 2018 -NOAA

By Richard Valdmanis Dec 11 (Reuters) - The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth's weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. "Arctic air temperatures for the past five years have exceeded all previous records … [Read more...]