• Antarctic ozone hole smaller than in 2011
    GENEVA (Reuters) – The hole in the ozone layer, the earth’s protective shield against ultraviolet rays, is expected to be smaller this year over the Antarctic than last, showing how a ban on harmful substances has stopped its depletion, the United Nations said on Friday. But the hole is probably larger than in 2010 and a complete recovery is still a long way off. The signing of the Montreal Protocol 25 years ago to phase out chemicals that deplete the ozone layer has helped prevent millions of cases of skin cancer and eye cataracts as well as harmful effects on the environment, the U.N. …
  • Plans for giant Antarctic marine sanctuary falter

    In this Dec. 1, 2006 photo released by Fish Eye Films, a small group of emperor penguin stand on the edge of an ice drift in the Ross Sea in the Antarctic. Antarctica’s Ross Sea is often described as the most isolated and pristine ocean on Earth, a place where seals and penguins still rule the waves and humans are about as far away as they could be. But even here it has proven difficult, and maybe impossible, for nations to agree on how strongly to protect the environment. (AP Photo/Fish Eye Films, John Weller) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEAntarctica's Ross Sea is often described as the most isolated and pristine ocean on Earth, a place where seals and penguins still rule the waves and humans are about as far away as they could be. But even there it has proven difficult, and maybe impossible, for nations to agree on how strongly to protect the environment.

  • Institutes Call Out Obama Administration Over Green Jobs
    The way the Obama Administration calculates green jobs and how much money has been spent creating them has come under fire from the Manahattan Institute for Policy Reasearch and the Institute for Energy Research. Here are the details.
  • Glaciers Morph Lickety-Split as Climate Changes

    Glaciers Morph Lickety-Split as Climate ChangesArctic glaciers grew rapidly in response to sudden climate change 8,200 years ago, a new study finds.