The Republican majority in Congress has blocked a U.S. sea-ice monitoring program that supplies data to scientists worldwide about the world's dwindling sea ice levels. Story here.
Permafrost is ground that remains frozen year after year. This article in the New York Times predicts that Alaska's permafrost could be gone by 2050. Bloomberg reports that he thawing permafrost has buckled segments of the Alaska Highway, the key artery connecting the state with Canada and the northwestern U.S.
It's a resource allocation issue. Article here.
World scientists will gather next week to discuss the problem of resource consumption. The meeting aims to connect the dots between social behavior and ecosystem destruction. Read the story in The Guardian.