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Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic Report

Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

Rebecca Lefton

Saving the Arctic Report
Melt water rushes along the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet through a supraglacial stream channel, southwest of Ilulissat, Greenland. (AP/Ian Joughin)

Saving the Arctic

The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.

Rebecca Lefton, Cathleen Kelly

Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North Report
Inupiat hunter Karlin Itchoak coils the rope of a subsistence net after pulling in a beluga whale at Cape Nome near Nome, Alaska, as the sun sets on November 8, 2005. (AP/Laurent Dick)

Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North

Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council and consider both immediate and longer-term goals if he wants to take decisive action upon becoming the Arctic Council chairman in 2015.

Cathleen Kelly, Michael Conathan, Vikram Singh

Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy Report
An Inuit hunter and fisherman steers his boat past a melting iceberg and along a fjord leading away from the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy

The United States needs to take the lead on reining in climate change in the Arctic and globally and addressing the environmental, economic, and national security implications of warming in the High North.

Cathleen Kelly

Super Pollutants 101 Report
In this Wednesday, March 16, 2011, file photo, exhaust rises from smokestacks in front of piles of coal at NRG Energy's W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station in Thompsons, Texas. (AP/David J. Phillip)

Super Pollutants 101

Reducing super pollutants is necessary to avoid disastrous impacts of global warming and to safeguard public health.

Rebecca Lefton

Caution vs. Recklessness in the Arctic Article
Ships bringing oil drilling equipment to Alaska, left, pass through Seattle's Elliott Bay as a Washington State Ferry passes on its way into Seattle, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP/Donna Gordon Blankinship)

Caution vs. Recklessness in the Arctic

Michael Conathan shows how the oil-and-gas industry could learn from fishermen’s approach to Arctic resources.

Michael Conathan

More Drilling Won’t Lower Gas Prices Article
A sign displays gas prices at a gas station Friday, February 17, 2012, in San Diego, California. (AP/Gregory Bull)

More Drilling Won’t Lower Gas Prices

Michael Conathan explains why the bumper-sticker slogan “drill, baby, drill” won’t ease Americans’ pain at the pump.

Michael Conathan

Putting a Freeze on Arctic Ocean Drilling Report
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy escorts the Russian-flagged tanker Renda 250 miles south of Nome on January 6. The vessels are transiting through ice up to five-feet thick in this area. (AP/US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis)

Putting a Freeze on Arctic Ocean Drilling

Kiley Kroh, Michael Conathan, and Emma Huvos outline the shortcomings in the United States' response capabilities to an oil spill in the Arctic.

Kiley Kroh, Michael Conathan, Emma Huvos