Julia Conley, staff writer
"This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Text from the plaque that will mark the site where Ok glacier once was. (Photo: Rice University)
"With this memorial, we want to underscore that it is up to us, the living, to...
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
The Arctic is melting rapidly. Ice and glaciers are at record low levels in the North Pole.
"The latest data shows that after a month of record temperatures in the Bering...


Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”