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Arctic drilling off Norway set for record - WorkBoat (blog)

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:24

WorkBoat (blog)

Arctic drilling off Norway set for record
WorkBoat (blog)
(Bloomberg) — Explorers look set to drill a record number of wells in Norway's Arctic waters this year, undeterred by oil prices apparently stuck below $60 a barrel. After making a discovery of as much as 100 million barrels of oil in the Barents Sea ...

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Baltimore Co. High School Take Trip to Study Canadian Arctic - CBS Local

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:41

CBS Local

Baltimore Co. High School Take Trip to Study Canadian Arctic
CBS Local
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A high school in Baltimore County is working to have a global impact. As Mike Schuh reports, the Park School has been awarded a $156,000 grant from the Canadian government to document climate change in the arctic. You'll have to ...

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The Naval Crisis In The Arctic That America Refuses To Fix - Jalopnik

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:39

Jalopnik

The Naval Crisis In The Arctic That America Refuses To Fix
Jalopnik
Coast Guard Vice Commandant Admiral Charles Michel stressed to the Committee on Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment on Monday that the service could not guarantee year-round access to the Arctic Circle because its icebreaker fleet is not reliable.

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Getting their man. In the end - The Arctic Journal

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:19

The Arctic Journal

Getting their man. In the end
The Arctic Journal
As part of our continuing efforts to bring you as much information about our region as possible we offer readers a press release service that allows private firms, public agencies, non-governmental organisations and other groups to submit relevant ...

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Science's latest plan to save the Arctic: Refreeze it - New York Post

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:15

CNN

Science's latest plan to save the Arctic: Refreeze it
New York Post
Scientists have developed an insane plan that uses 10 million wind-powered pumps to “refreeze” the Arctic. Researchers at Arizona State University have proposed the 10-year, $500 billion project as a potential solution to the Arctic's rapidly melting ...
Arctic and Antarctic sea ice hit record low in January: UNThe Globe and Mail
These scientists think giant machines could help refreeze the ArcticCNN
The Arctic Is in Such Bad Shape That Scientists Propose Refreezing It OurselvesGizmodo
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NGA Releases Biggest Collection of Arctic Elevation Data Yet at Esri FedGIS Conference - Yahoo Finance

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:33

Yahoo Finance

NGA Releases Biggest Collection of Arctic Elevation Data Yet at Esri FedGIS Conference
Yahoo Finance
Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, together with the ArcticDEM project—a public-private initiative to produce high-resolution, high-quality digital elevation models (DEM) of the Arctic—has released the largest addition of new elevation ...

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What Trump Can and Can't Do to Reverse President Obama's Arctic Protections - Truth-Out

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:06

What Trump Can and Can't Do to Reverse President Obama's Arctic Protections
Truth-Out
And while not permanent protections, Obama did take the entire Arctic Ocean -- including that one crucial stretch of the Beaufort Sea -- out of the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Five Year Program 2017-2022 (aka the Five Year Program). So ...

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Canadian Army's Exercise Arctic Bison to start on Friday - Ottawa Citizen

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:56

Ottawa Citizen

Canadian Army's Exercise Arctic Bison to start on Friday
Ottawa Citizen
Approximately 200 members of the Canadian Army will be participating in Exercise ARCTIC BISON 2017 in Gimli, Manitoba, from February 17 to 26, the army says. The exercise will see around 100 members of the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) ...

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Engineers help arctic ships assess ice buildup - Phys.Org

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:10

Phys.Org

Engineers help arctic ships assess ice buildup
Phys.Org
The R/V Melville, a now-retired Navy research vessel, was used by the Cornell research team to test their model for inferring a ship's role gyradius. Credit: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications. As global temperatures rise and arctic ice melts, more ...

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From inspiration to action, from action to institution - The Arctic Journal

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 06:30

The Arctic Journal

From inspiration to action, from action to institution
The Arctic Journal
The need to enhance environmental impact assessment in the Arctic is today more topical than ever before due to manifold plans, strategies and activities for exploitation that have intensively been developed. Rapidly evolving technologies and the ...

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Agnico Eagle to invest $1.2 bln in Arctic gold mines - Nasdaq

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 20:04

Nunatsiaq News

Agnico Eagle to invest $1.2 bln in Arctic gold mines
Nasdaq
By Nicole MordantFeb 15 (Reuters) - Agnico Eagle Mines <AEM.TO> said on Wednesday it would invest more than $1.2 billion in building a gold mine in Canada's Arctic and expanding another, making it one of the few gold companies to be constructing ...
Gold miner Agnico to invest $1.2B in two mines in Canadian ArcticCanadianManufacturing.com

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Canada's Arctic glaciers now a major contributor to sea-level rise - Globalnews.ca

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 20:02

Globalnews.ca

Canada's Arctic glaciers now a major contributor to sea-level rise
Globalnews.ca
Up until 2005, two factors were nearly equal contributors to Arctic ice loss. Icebergs breaking off into the ocean from glacier fronts accounted for 52 per cent of the loss, while surface melting on glaciers (ice that was exposed to sun and air) was ...
Canadian glaciers now major contributor to sea level changeChandigarh Tribune

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Canadian Prime Minister Bans Arctic Drilling… For Now - Yahoo Finance

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:53

Canadian Prime Minister Bans Arctic Drilling… For Now
Yahoo Finance
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended his government's decision to ban all drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic for the next five years—for starters—in response to a local mayor's cries that the bank will cost jobs for communities ...

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Canadian Prime Minister Bans Arctic Drilling… For Now - OilPrice.com

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:04

Canadian Prime Minister Bans Arctic Drilling… For Now
OilPrice.com
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended his government's decision to ban all drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic for the next five years—for starters—in response to a local mayor's cries that the bank will cost jobs for communities ...

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Historic Number of Alaska lawmakers vote against drilling in Arctic Refuge coastal plain - The Wilderness Society (press release) (blog)

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:23

The Wilderness Society (press release) (blog)

Historic Number of Alaska lawmakers vote against drilling in Arctic Refuge coastal plain
The Wilderness Society (press release) (blog)
In a historic move, four Alaska legislators from across the state this morning voted against House resolution HJR 5, which urges Congress to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration. Five representatives were ...

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These scientists think giant machines could help refreeze the Arctic - CNN

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:51

CNN

These scientists think giant machines could help refreeze the Arctic
CNN
But the need to solve the problem is urgent, said professor of astrophysics Steven Desch. He and a team of scientists published a study about how to refreeze parts of the Arctic in the December 2016 issue of the "Earth's Future" journal. The ...
The Arctic Is in Such Bad Shape That Scientists Propose Refreezing It OurselvesGizmodo
Scientists propose refreezing Arctic in battle against climate changeCBC.ca
Scientists Have Announced a Plan to 'Refreeze' the Arctic - and It's WildScienceAlert
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Auks transform Arctic ecosystems. - The Earth Times

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 05:20

The Earth Times

Auks transform Arctic ecosystems.
The Earth Times
Little auks are the supreme ecosystem engineers of the High Arctic. Many other seabird colonies have the same effect, but these extreme climates are highly likely to be affected by global warming. The more northerly ecosystems such as these have no ...

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What Oil Crisis? Arctic Drilling Off Norway Set for Record - Bloomberg - Bloomberg

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 02:12

Bloomberg

What Oil Crisis? Arctic Drilling Off Norway Set for Record - Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Explorers look set to drill a record number of wells in Norway's Arctic waters this year, undeterred by oil prices apparently stuck below $60 a barrel.
Greenpeace's historical lawsuit against Norway for Arctic drilling has been approved for courtBusiness Insider Nordic
Arctic drilling suit heads for courtViews and News from Norway

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Scientists Have Announced a Plan to 'Refreeze' the Arctic - and It's Wild - ScienceAlert

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:29

InsideClimate News

Scientists Have Announced a Plan to 'Refreeze' the Arctic - and It's Wild
ScienceAlert
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with temperatures near the North Pole hitting an unheard-of 20°C (36°F) warmer than average last year, things in the Arctic are undeniably grim right now. But rather than sit by and watch as the sea ice ...
Heat Waves Scorch the Arctic, Australia, Parts of USInsideClimate News
Scientists Have Come Up With A Plan To Manually Refreeze The ArcticHuffington Post UK
Climate Scientists Want To Spend $500 Billion To Re-Freeze The ArcticKonbini US
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