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Slowly but surely, China is carving a foothold through the Arctic - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

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Slowly but surely, China is carving a foothold through the Arctic
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
China has made progress on its ambition to establish a foothold in the Arctic with the first voyage by its research icebreaker through the frozen waters of the Northwest Passage. In a journey spanning more than 20,000 nautical miles and 83 days, the ...
Russia to invest in Arctic tourism as visitor numbers climbAsia Times

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Arctic Sunrise to sail from NYC with supplies for Puerto Rico - NY ... - New York Daily News

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:01

New York Daily News

Arctic Sunrise to sail from NYC with supplies for Puerto Rico - NY ...
New York Daily News
The retooled ship with a rainbow logo will dock at three other U.S. cities along the way to collect goods for its humanitarian run.

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U.S. and Korea Search for Woolly Mammoth DNA in Arctic, in Race ... - Newsweek

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:51

Newsweek

U.S. and Korea Search for Woolly Mammoth DNA in Arctic, in Race ...
Newsweek
Fans of Pleistocene megafauna, rejoice: There are now two labs on Earth involved in serious attempts to clone the extinct wooly mammoth. A lab at Harvard ...

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Video Of The Week — Adorable Arctic Fox Pups Attack Hidden Camera - DOGOnews

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:46

DOGOnews

Video Of The Week — Adorable Arctic Fox Pups Attack Hidden Camera
DOGOnews
Wildlife filmmakers know to expect the unexpected when observing animals in their natural habitat. For a PBS Nature film crew trying to stealthily capture footage of Arctic foxes in the Arctic Tundra, that meant losing a hidden camera to the curious ...

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6 threats to the Arctic Refuge - Grist

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:43

Grist

6 threats to the Arctic Refuge
Grist
You already know that a changing climate is bad news for polar bears. What you might not know is exactly what that changing climate means for a region in which you might not live: the Arctic. Climate change does threaten wildlife up there, but it also ...
The Fight over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Is Back - Scientific ...Scientific American
Just say no to drilling in ArcticKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The Senate could OK the destruction of Arctic National Wildlife ...The Hill
Press Herald -Santa Fe New Mexican -Toronto Star
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The Arctic Doomsday Vault Just Got A Huge New Deposit of Hurricane-Resistant Seeds - Newsweek

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:12

Newsweek

The Arctic Doomsday Vault Just Got A Huge New Deposit of Hurricane-Resistant Seeds
Newsweek
A doomsday seed vault designed to withstand global disasters will receive a new deposit of thousands of new samples—including a hurricane resistant bean from Bermuda. Located in an abandoned Arctic coal mine on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, ...

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In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies - EUobserver - EUobserver

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:08

EUobserver

In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies - EUobserver
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The EU is requesting a status of observer at the Arctic Council, a regional forum in which Asian countries are already active.
Warming up to the Arctic Circle - Economic Times BlogTimes of India (blog)
Pacific.scoop.co.nz » Where the Pacific Meets the ArcticScoop.co.nz (press release) (blog)

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Stamps with Yamal's emblem will be issued in 2018 - Arctic.ru (press release) (blog)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:30

Arctic.ru (press release) (blog)

Stamps with Yamal's emblem will be issued in 2018
Arctic.ru (press release) (blog)
"The Commission on State Postage Stamps of the Federal Communications Agency has supported the proposal of the Yamal-Nenets government to issue stamps dedicated to the development of the Russian Arctic. It has been decided that postage stamps ...

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Polar Politics: changing Arctic climate - Geographical

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 02:38

Geographical

Polar Politics: changing Arctic climate
Geographical
During the Summer Recess, eight members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Polar Regions, chaired by James Gray MP since 2015, spent three days there to see for themselves some of the dramatic changes already unfolding in the Arctic, ...

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First Air unveils a new look with bold colours and Arctic symbol - Travel Daily News International

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 02:34

First Air unveils a new look with bold colours and Arctic symbol
Travel Daily News International
The new brand features a modern and unique version of the iconic Arctic symbol: The Inuksuk. This logo is representative of the people and land of the Arctic. In the words of one Inuit Elder consulted during the design process, "We never go anywhere ...

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Greenland traders to keynote Maine summit on Arctic trade | The ... - Seattle Times

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:09

Greenland traders to keynote Maine summit on Arctic trade | The ...
Seattle Times
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland law firm is hosting an event about business growth in the Arctic in which a pair of Greenland executives will provide the ...

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Where the Pacific Meets the Arctic - Scoop.co.nz (press release) (blog)

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:28

Where the Pacific Meets the Arctic
Scoop.co.nz (press release) (blog)
This week in Reykjavik, Iceland, Pacific fisheries and ocean experts took part in a two-day exchange to explore the similarities between these two extreme regions of the planet. Cook Islands Prime Minister H.E. Henry Puna and Kiribati's Minister of ...

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Warming up to the Arctic Circle - Economic Times Blog - Times of India (blog)

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:58

Times of India (blog)

Warming up to the Arctic Circle - Economic Times Blog
Times of India (blog)
By Milind Deora I'm writing in from Reykjavik, Iceland, where I'm attending the annual assembly of the Arctic Circle, an organisation that aims to facilitate a ...
Pacific.scoop.co.nz » Where the Pacific Meets the ArcticScoop.co.nz (press release) (blog)

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Snow Dragon's Flight: China Goes to the Arctic With Russia - Sputnik International

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 07:19

Sputnik International

Snow Dragon's Flight: China Goes to the Arctic With Russia
Sputnik International
With China prioritizing the use of the Arctic transport routes as part of its One Belt, One Road megaproject, and having signed a raft of agreements with Russia on the joint exploration of the Arctic region, a RIA correspondent looks at the prospects ...

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Arctic Oil Promise Keeps Norway's Disappointed Wildcatters Going ... - Bloomberg

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 05:15

Bloomberg

Arctic Oil Promise Keeps Norway's Disappointed Wildcatters Going ...
Bloomberg
It's been a bad year for oil explorers in Norway's Arctic: a record campaign in the Barents Sea yielded little; the most exciting well in years proved to be a flop; ...

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Arctic refuge is a treasure - Las Vegas Sun

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:01

Arctic refuge is a treasure
Las Vegas Sun
Recently, I traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with our federal representatives about the attempt to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The refuge is one of the last remaining wild places in the United States, and is an ...

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Slowly but surely, China is carving a foothold through the Arctic - South China Morning Post

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 00:36

South China Morning Post

Slowly but surely, China is carving a foothold through the Arctic
South China Morning Post
It was China's eighth scientific expedition to the Arctic and came after President Xi Jinping reiterated in Moscow in July that China wanted to work with Russia to develop an “Ice Silk Road” along the Northern Sea Route to be a “new growth driver” of ...

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What does melting Arctic ice mean to the world, major libraries ask - Washington Post

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:31

Washington Post

What does melting Arctic ice mean to the world, major libraries ask
Washington Post
The Arctic's expanse of ice has mesmerized humans for millennia — and now it is slowly disappearing. What might that mean for humanity? For the next year, Arctic Imagination, a multi-library collaboration, will search for answers with events ...

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Daphne Bramham: Dean Hadley's 98-year journey from the Arctic to space - Vancouver Sun

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:14

Vancouver Sun

Daphne Bramham: Dean Hadley's 98-year journey from the Arctic to space
Vancouver Sun
The historic Arctic voyage from 1940 to 1942 was a grand and, at times, frightening adventure. It was the first of many for the man whose curiosity took him to the one of the most remote places on Earth and engaged him in space travel. Nothing had ...

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Sturgeon wants to split from Britain but cosies up to ARCTIC ... - Express.co.uk

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:36

Express.co.uk

Sturgeon wants to split from Britain but cosies up to ARCTIC ...
Express.co.uk
NICOLA Sturgeon has tried desperately to split from her British neighbours but has found odd new bedfellows in the fringe Arctic Circle.
Sturgeon sets out a green vision for the 'baby box generation' at ...The National

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