Once considered a frigid wasteland, the Arctic is now hotly contested as it emerges as a region of vital economic and military importance. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the politics of the poles. McKenzie Funk, Oran Young and Jessica Shadian joined the conversation. Listen now.
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Scientists released a report that says the ocean's vast coral reefs -- the building blocks of marine life -- are under serious threat from climate change. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses how carbon emissions on land are impacting the underwater environment.
A recent poll shows that economic concerns have taken priority above the environment, a response to the economic crisis being faced around the globe.
Steven Cohen of the Earth Institute discusses the impact of the financial crisis on the Obama administration's approach to fighting climate change and the U.S. role in encouraging developing nations to reduce their carbon footprint.