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

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:20

FCW.com

Drones and weather balloons team up in Arctic tests
FCW.com
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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Marin history: Marin's Arctic explorer - Marin Independent Journal

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

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:19

IFLScience

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

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)

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

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:20

Military.com

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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Images from the Arctic Triple - Lofoten Triathlon - Slowtwitch

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

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

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

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

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

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:51

Greenpeace International (blog)

Norway Removes Greenpeace Ship From Statoil Arctic Drill Site
OilPrice.com
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
The New Indian Express -Upstream Online -Newsline
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Canada C3: Arctic tourism heats up as ice conditions change - CTV 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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What it's like to ride a 6000-ton icebreaker through Arctic waters - South China Morning Post

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)

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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Dives broadcast live offer watery window on Arctic - Times Colonist

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:10

Times Colonist

Dives broadcast live offer watery window on Arctic
Times Colonist
The two dives, which will take place off a dock in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, will be the first to be broadcast live across Canada from the Arctic. Viewers will be able to watch online via facebook.com/CanadaC3 and in certain facilities and museums ...

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Dentist Roots Out Clues to Doomed Arctic Expedition - Arizona Daily Star

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:22

Dentist Roots Out Clues to Doomed Arctic Expedition
Arizona Daily Star
"The tuberculosis-Addison's hypothesis results in a deeper understanding of one of the greatest mysteries of Arctic exploration." Taichman and colleagues reported this theory recently in the journal Arctic. More information. For more about Addison's ...

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Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy - Kitsap Sun

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:34

Kitsap Sun

Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy
Kitsap Sun
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.

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Weather by the numbers: Mosquitoes in the Arctic, a sunless summer in Quebec and devastation in Sierra Leone - Washington Post

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:22

Washington Post

Weather by the numbers: Mosquitoes in the Arctic, a sunless summer in Quebec and devastation in Sierra Leone
Washington Post
50.76 percent. The flight punctuality rate for China's commercial airline traffic in July. China's airports hold the dubious distinction of having the worst on-time departure rate in the world. There are a multitude of reasons for China's poor ...

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Dentist Roots Out Clues to Doomed Arctic Expedition - Philly.com

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:08

Dentist Roots Out Clues to Doomed Arctic Expedition
Philly.com
Eventually the ships became icebound near King William Island in the Canadian Arctic. None of the 129 men, including Franklin, survived. They died while waiting about two years for the ice to melt around them so they could leave. There's been ...

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