Notes from a rare planet: Arctic catch totals may been under reported by almost 75 times

Arctic Ice Bergs

Arctic fish catch vastly under reported (by hundreds of thousands of metric tons) for 5 decades (Mongbay)

  • “The total Arctic catch from 1950 to 2006 is likely to have been nearly a million metric tons, almost 75 times the FAO’s official record.”

Year of the Tiger ends with roadmap to save species (WWF)

  • “The International Tiger Forum, held in St. Petersburg, Russia in November 2010 marked the first time an international summit was convened to focus on a single, non-human species. The Forum produced the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP), a collaboration between the 13 countries that still have wild tigers. It has set a goal of doubling wild tigers by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022.”

Fewer polar bear births tied to less sea ice (MSNBC)

  • “Loss of Arctic sea ice is linked to a decrease in polar bear birth rates in Canada’s Hudson Bay, according to new research. If the trend continues, the polar bears in the region could be facing a population crisis.”

U.S. Commits $50.5 Million to Promote Offshore Wind Industry (Yale 360)

  • The U.S. is looking for 54 gigawatts of electricity from offshore turbines by 2030.

Incredible video of what thundersnow looks like (

  • Incredible to see a snowy night lit up like this.