Arctic heat wave melting ice at record pace – US news – Environment – –

Arctic sea ice has melted away with astonishing speed in the first half of July, at an average rate of about 46,000 square miles per day, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo. That’s equivalent to an area roughly the size of Pennsylvania melting into the sea every 24 […]

Arctic scientist who exposed climate threat to polar bear is suspended

IW:  Another example of the Obama administration persecuting whistleblowers. Tim DeChristopher. Bradly Manning. Some question why Monnett, employed by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, has been suspended at this moment. The Obama administration has been accused of hounding the scientist so it can open up the fragile region to drilling […]