No Rest for Shell Oil and President Obama

Blog Post | March 20, 2013 | Alex Levinson
I was hopeful that some real progress would be made when the Department of the Interior suspended Shell’s drilling program in the Arctic because of the company’s chain of embarrassing failures...

Solar Power in Rural Siberia

Blog Post | February 28, 2013 | Evan Sparling
Thanks to Oksana Engoyan, traditional shepherds now carry solar cells instead of diesel generators to their summer pastures in Altai’s mountains. Sandwiched along the border with Mongolia and China, Altai is...

Arctic Beats Back Shell Oil

Blog Post | February 28, 2013 | Alex Levinson
When Shell announced yesterday that it was giving up on its plans to drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic this year, I was elated—but not exactly surprised. A chain of embarrassing...

Ship Traffic Threatens Arctic

Blog Post | February 28, 2013 | Kevin Harun
Climate change is melting the Arctic ice cap at an alarming rate. As the ice recedes, it gives way to new new sea routes—setting the stage for a dramatic increase in ship traffic...