Drones and weather balloons team up in Arctic tests - FCW.com

Arctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:20

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Drones and weather balloons team up in Arctic tests
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Arctic tests that paired drones and weather balloons could help improve data collection and provide a model for agencies looking to operate unmanned aerial systems in extreme climates. Researchers from Sandia National Laboratory combined 13 foot-tall ...

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Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice - EurekAlert (press release)

Antarctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:48

EurekAlert (press release)

Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice
EurekAlert (press release)
21, 2017) -- Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature's supreme ironies: On Earth's driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water below the ice appears to play a pivotal role in ...

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Marin history: Marin's Arctic explorer - Marin Independent Journal

Arctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:14

Marin history: Marin's Arctic explorer
Marin Independent Journal
She became enamored of the Arctic on a pleasure cruise in 1924, returned in 1926 chartering her own vessel, and went on to fund and lead six more scientific expeditions to the arctic regions of Greenland. She photographed and surveyed land that no ...

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World's Largest “Fortress For Data” To Be Built In The Arctic - IFLScience

Arctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:19

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World's Largest “Fortress For Data” To Be Built In The Arctic
IFLScience
A small town in northern Norway, on the edge of the Arctic circle, is about to host the world's largest data center. This “fortress for data” will also run on hydropower and wind, making it the world's largest data center run on 100 percent renewable ...

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Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from ... - New Scientist

Antarctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:25

New Scientist

Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from ...
New Scientist
Viruses are not like other organisms and nobody is quite sure where they originated, but a newly discovered single-celled organism seems to offer a clue.
Antarctic salt-loving microbes provide insights into evolution of virusesPhys.Org

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2017 Arctic Floating University expedition finds US explorer's base remains in the Arctic - Arctic.ru (press release)

Arctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 09:17

Arctic.ru (press release)

2017 Arctic Floating University expedition finds US explorer's base remains in the Arctic
Arctic.ru (press release)
During the 2017 Arctic Floating University expedition, researchers found spherulites (spherical stones) on Champ Island, as well as the remains of the base of US traveler Evelyn Baldwin, who tried to reach the North Pole, the website of Lomonosov ...

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The Arctic Council Could Be a Leader in Promoting the Right to Water - World Policy Institute (blog)

Arctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:59

World Policy Institute (blog)

The Arctic Council Could Be a Leader in Promoting the Right to Water
World Policy Institute (blog)
This article is part of an Arctic in Context series featuring Winter 2017 Arctic Research Fellows from the International Policy Institute, in the Henry M. Jackson School at the University of Washington. This Arctic research program is dedicated to ...

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Coast Guard Divers Return to Arctic, with Assist from Navy - Military.com

Arctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:20

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Coast Guard Divers Return to Arctic, with Assist from Navy
Military.com
BANGOR -- After 11 years and some big changes, the Coast Guard is diving in the Arctic again, with an assist from the Navy. Three Bangor sailors participated in the first Arctic dives since two Coast Guard members died during one on Aug. 17, 2006.
Coast Guard icebreaker patrols the North Pole, solving mysteries and paying homage to the deadThe San Diego Union-Tribune

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Antarctic ice-mapping project will fly for the last time in October - Phys.Org

Antarctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:50

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Antarctic ice-mapping project will fly for the last time in October
Phys.Org
The Ross Ice Shelf covers an area the size of France, measures a few hundred meters thick and plays a critical role in maintaining the West Antarctic Ice Sheet by buttressing the ice that is constantly moving over the land surface. Where the East and ...

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Scientists probe Antarctic warming - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

Antarctic News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:10

Scientists probe Antarctic warming - News.com.au
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A UN scientific agency says it is starting to see a "warming signal" in the western part of Antarctica which could have big implications for global weather.

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Images from the Arctic Triple - Lofoten Triathlon - Slowtwitch

Arctic News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:03

Images from the Arctic Triple - Lofoten Triathlon
Slowtwitch
The Extreme edition of the Lofoten Triathlon takes place north of the arctic circle in the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights. There was also an Olympic distance offering the same weekend that attracted about 100 starters but we focused ...

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Arctic voyage notes global warming's impact on ice, animals ... - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Arctic News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 03:03

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Arctic voyage notes global warming's impact on ice, animals ...
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer ...
What it's like to ride a 6,000-ton icebreaker through Arctic waters ...South China Morning Post

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Live-streamed underwater dives will offer watery window on Arctic life - Times Colonist

Arctic News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 00:25

Times Colonist

Live-streamed underwater dives will offer watery window on Arctic life
Times Colonist
A pair of Arctic ocean dives organized by two UVic alumni will be broadcast live across Canada next weekend, marking a national first. The Fish Eye Project, founded by University of Victoria education graduate Mike Irvine and Maeva Gauthier, now an ...

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Victorian trainer Neil Dyer continues hot streak at Fannie Bay with Arctic Song - NT News

Arctic News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:34

NT News

Victorian trainer Neil Dyer continues hot streak at Fannie Bay with Arctic Song
NT News
Basking in the glory following Royal Request's victory in the $200,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m) on August 7, Dyer had cause for further celebration yesterday. Arctic Song ($3.30), who streeted Benchmark 73 opposition by nine lengths en route to ...

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An Unusually Large Wildfire Has Burned for Weeks in Icy Greenland ... - NBCNews.com

Arctic News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:13

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An Unusually Large Wildfire Has Burned for Weeks in Icy Greenland ...
NBCNews.com
There's something curious happening in icy Greenland: a wildfire that has been burning for weeks. The wildfire appears to be historic in both its size and its ...

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Norway Removes Greenpeace Ship From Statoil Arctic Drill Site - OilPrice.com

Arctic News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:51

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Norway Removes Greenpeace Ship From Statoil Arctic Drill Site
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Norway's coast guard has removed Greenpeace protestors from a safety zone near Statoil drilling operations in the Korpfjell field of the Barents Sea, according to a new report in the Maritime Executive. The protestors used kayaks to infiltrate a 500 ...
The Arctic Sunrise has been seized. Here's why:Greenpeace International (blog)
Norwegian Coast Guard tows «Arctic Sunrise» to TromsøThe Independent Barents Observer
Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic wellReuters
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Canada C3: Arctic tourism heats up as ice conditions change - CTV News

Arctic News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:45

CTV News

Canada C3: Arctic tourism heats up as ice conditions change
CTV News
When we got up this morning on the C3, Tom Zagon from the Canadian Ice Service, gave us a briefing about about ice in the Arctic. For a lot of people, ice may not seem like the most engaging of topics, but it was fascinating to hear Tom speak about it.

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World's Largest Volcanic Range ... - CleanTechnica

Antarctic News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:49

CleanTechnica

West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Hide World's Largest Volcanic Range ...
CleanTechnica
The ice sheets of Antarctica may be hiding the world's largest volcanic range, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The new work ...
Edinburgh student uncovers Antarctica volcanoes 'in spare time' - STVSTV News
Almost a hundred volcanoes found in Antarctica - Gears Of BizGears Of Biz

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What it's like to ride a 6000-ton icebreaker through Arctic waters - South China Morning Post

Arctic News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:02

South China Morning Post

What it's like to ride a 6000-ton icebreaker through Arctic waters
South China Morning Post
The midnight sun shines across sea ice along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Sunday, July 23, 2017. The melting ice is one reason why modern ships have an easier time going through the Northwest Passage, 111 years after ...

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Houston firm's plan moves ahead to become first to drill in Arctic waters - Dallas News (blog)

Arctic News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:00

Dallas News (blog)

Houston firm's plan moves ahead to become first to drill in Arctic waters
Dallas News (blog)
The Liberty project is being weighed at a time when the Trump administration is trying to open up more of the Arctic, including the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to oil development. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump also directed the ...

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