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Trump Green Lights Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat - EcoWatch

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:44

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Trump Green Lights Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat
EcoWatch
The Trump administration released an environmental review Thursday of Hilcorp Alaska's Arctic offshore drilling development. Hilcorp plans to build a 9-acre artificial island and 5.6-mile pipeline in the Beaufort Sea for its offshore drilling project ...
Trump Approves Drilling In The Arctic | The Daily CallerThe Daily Caller

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Executive Summary for August 18th - News Deeply

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:09

Executive Summary for August 18th
News Deeply
We review the latest Arctic news, including plans for a massive data center in northern Norway, a new Canadian conservation area, and some crazy climate change records set in the Arctic in 2016.

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90 years after it sank, Nunavut returning Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen's ship to Norway - National Post

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:17

National Post

90 years after it sank, Nunavut returning Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen's ship to Norway
National Post
CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut — Nearly 90 years after she sank into Nunavut's Arctic seabed, the ship that took famed explorer Roald Amundsen on his second polar expedition is finally ready to sail back home to Norway. Now only sea ice in the Northwest ...

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There's a new Arctic drilling battle brewing…and it's not in ANWR ... - Alaska Public Radio Network

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:49

Alaska Public Radio Network

There's a new Arctic drilling battle brewing…and it's not in ANWR ...
Alaska Public Radio Network
The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska encompasses important habitat for migratory birds. The vast region is also increasingly promising for oil development.
An Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan Advances, but Impact Statement ...InsideClimate News
Feds move forward with review of Hilcorp's Arctic drilling plansKTOO

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There's a new Arctic drilling battle brewing…and it's not in ANWR - KTOO

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:33

KTOO

There's a new Arctic drilling battle brewing…and it's not in ANWR
KTOO
The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is a region in the Arctic bigger than many U.S. states. But it's flown under the radar for years, unlike a different chunk of federal land located just to the east: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
Hilcorp's Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan Advances, but Impact Statement Cites ConcernsInsideClimate News
Trump Administration Advances Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear HabitatCenter for Biological Diversity (press release)
Feds move forward with review of Hilcorp's Arctic drilling plansAlaska Public Radio Network

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The Arctic Sunrise has been seized. Here's why: - Greenpeace International (blog)

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:57

Greenpeace International (blog)

The Arctic Sunrise has been seized. Here's why:
Greenpeace International (blog)
Today, activists from the Arctic Sunrise on inflatable boats and kayaks entered the exclusion zone of Statoil's Korpfjell well, Norway's most northern oil drilling site to date, and attached a giant globe to the rig Songa Enabler. The globe carried ...
Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic wellReuters
Greenpeace vessel seized, activists arrested as Arctic protest gets heatedEnergy Voice
Greenpeace activists stop Statoil rig drilling in the ArcticScoop.co.nz
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As Arctic Sea Ice Disappears, 2000 Walruses Mob Remote Alaska Beach - InsideClimate News

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:06

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As Arctic Sea Ice Disappears, 2000 Walruses Mob Remote Alaska Beach
InsideClimate News
Arctic sea ice extent for July 2017 averaged 3.17 million square miles, marking the fifth lowest July in satellite records going back to 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. Last month's ice coverage was 610 ...
Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out EverEcoWatch

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Interior Department poised to approve Arctic oil-drilling island - Washington Examiner

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:20

Washington Examiner

Interior Department poised to approve Arctic oil-drilling island
Washington Examiner
The Interior Department stands poised to approve an energy company's proposed plan to build a gravel island off the coast of Alaska to begin drilling for Arctic oil, while admitting that the move would contribute to climate change. The Interior ...

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Canada's forests are burning, and the smoke is drifting into the Arctic - Mashable

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:45

Mashable

Canada's forests are burning, and the smoke is drifting into the Arctic
Mashable
Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high ...

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Greenpeace Activists Interrupt Operations at Arctic Oil Drilling Site - EcoWatch

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:31

EcoWatch

Greenpeace Activists Interrupt Operations at Arctic Oil Drilling Site
EcoWatch
Peaceful activists, including one American, from a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, have stalled Statoil's oil operations in the Barents Sea off the Norwegian ...

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$5.2 billion service contract awarded for Canada's new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships - Globalnews.ca

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:56

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$5.2 billion service contract awarded for Canada's new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships
Globalnews.ca
The Canadian subsidiary of French defence giant Thales has been awarded a multibillion-dollar contract to service Canada's new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships and joint support vessels. The federal government says Thales Canada, in a joint ...
Update: Thales Canada adding 60 Ottawa jobs with $800M Arctic ship support contractOttawa Business Journal
$800M 8-year maintenance contract awarded for new navy shipsCBC.ca

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Trump Administration Advances Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:44

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Trump Administration Advances Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Trump administration released an environmental review today of Hilcorp Alaska's Arctic offshore drilling development. Hilcorp plans to build a 9-acre artificial island and 5.6-mile pipeline in the Beaufort Sea for its offshore ...
Hilcorp's Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan Advances, but Impact Statement Cites ConcernsInsideClimate News

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Woman tries to sell baby Arctic fox on Craigslist - New York Post

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:53

New York Post

Woman tries to sell baby Arctic fox on Craigslist
New York Post
A woman reportedly tried to sell this baby Arctic fox on Craigslist for $600. NYS DEC. A cold-hearted New York woman was cited for trying to sell an Arctic fox on Craigslist. Modal Trigger NYS DEC. Officials say they received a call about an ad for an ...
Woman tries to sell Arctic fox pup she bought in MichiganWXYZ
Kenmore woman accused of trying to sell arctic fox pup onlineWKBW-TV
Kenmore woman tried selling arctic fox pup on Craigslist, DEC saysBuffalo News

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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever - EcoWatch

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:25

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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever
EcoWatch
Hundreds of Pacific walruses have hauled out of Arctic waters near Alaska's Point Lay due to declining sea ice levels, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday. It's the earliest haul out the agency has ever seen, and scientists fear a ...

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Minister McKenna opens new arctic research facility - Markets Insider

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:06

Minister McKenna opens new arctic research facility
Markets Insider
The Pond Inlet Research Facility will support Environment and Climate Change Canada's arctic wildlife programs, including research and monitoring of polar bears and migratory birds as well as monitoring the impacts of contaminants and climate change on ...

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World's largest data center being built in the Arctic - New Atlas

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:43

New Atlas

World's largest data center being built in the Arctic
New Atlas
Data centers chew through a huge amount of power, thanks largely to the cooling demands involved. To help fight that on both fronts, the world's largest data center is set to be built in northern Norway, making use of the chilly Arctic climate to keep ...
The Arctic will house the world's biggest data centerBetaNews
Arctic Data Center Designed to Break Records for Size and EfficiencyeWeek
World's largest data centre to be built in Arctic Circlewww.computing.co.uk
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Unconstrained Chinese Investment in the Arctic Questioned - The Maritime Executive

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:45

The Maritime Executive

Unconstrained Chinese Investment in the Arctic Questioned
The Maritime Executive
Chinese investment in the Arctic and near-Arctic above 60 degrees latitude has reached roughly $90 billion, and the opening of the Arctic to resource exploration has created the need for a unified response to such investments from the six Arctic nations.

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Famed Arctic explorer's ship to sail back to Norway after 90 years in Nunavut - Toronto Star

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:25

Toronto Star

Famed Arctic explorer's ship to sail back to Norway after 90 years in Nunavut
Toronto Star
CAMBRIDGE BAY, NUNAVUT—Nearly 90 years after she sank into Nunavut's Arctic seabed, the ship that took famed explorer Roald Amundsen on his second polar expedition is finally ready to sail back home to Norway. Now only sea ice in the Northwest ...

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Arctic explorer's ship to return to Norway after 90 years in Nunavut - rdnewsnow.com

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:30

Arctic explorer's ship to return to Norway after 90 years in Nunavut
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CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut — Nearly 90 years after she sank into Nunavut's Arctic seabed, the ship that took famed explorer Roald Amundsen on his second polar expedition is finally ready to sail back home to Norway. The Maud, which has been raised ...

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