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Arctic shipping a challenge but 'fun' - Paterson - TradeWinds (subscription)

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:07

TradeWinds (subscription)

Arctic shipping a challenge but 'fun' - Paterson
TradeWinds (subscription)
After 25 years in Canada, Tom Paterson, who heads Fednav's Arctic shipping projects, knows full well the ups and downs of shipping in the Arctic as major mining projects open and close. But he says “the trend is generally upwards". About two decades ...

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ATV Adventures: Changes coming to Arctic Cat - Standard-Examiner

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:18

Standard-Examiner

ATV Adventures: Changes coming to Arctic Cat
Standard-Examiner
With the purchase of the Arctic Cat brand, Textron is set to be a stiff competitor in the market. While Textron will phase out the Arctic Cat name on its line of dirt products (ATVs and side-by-sides), the Alterra, Wildcat, and Prowler labels will remain.

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The Arctic coast proves shifting frontier - Greenfield Daily Reporter

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:39

Greenfield Daily Reporter

The Arctic coast proves shifting frontier
Greenfield Daily Reporter
The Arctic, however, is a unique case study in the changes we have already seen and the ways that those changes will affect us in the future. Why should you care about the Arctic, you ask? It's just a snowy wasteland crisscrossed by polar bears anyway ...

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Lost art in the Arctic: Igloo making - Grand Forks Herald

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:01

Grand Forks Herald

Lost art in the Arctic: Igloo making
Grand Forks Herald
Canadian investment in the Arctic was negligible until the Cold War, when the region had a string of military bases to guard against Soviet attack. Well into the 1950s, the Inuit followed their ancient ways, living off the land. Even today, many Inuit ...

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Norway Opens Arctic Lease Sale - The Maritime Executive

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:45

The Maritime Executive

Norway Opens Arctic Lease Sale
The Maritime Executive
Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced its 24th offshore licensing round consisting of 102 blocks, nine in the Norwegian Sea and 93 in the Barents Sea. The 93 blocks proposed in the Barents Sea exceed the previous record of 72 blocks ...

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Norway Opens Arctic Lease Sale - The Maritime Executive - The Maritime Executive

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:45

The Maritime Executive

Norway Opens Arctic Lease Sale - The Maritime Executive
The Maritime Executive
Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced its 24th offshore licensing round consisting of 102 blocks, nine in the Norwegian Sea and 93.

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Arctic Museum Participates in #MuseumWeek on Social Media - Bowdoin (press release) (blog)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:21

Bowdoin (press release) (blog)

Arctic Museum Participates in #MuseumWeek on Social Media
Bowdoin (press release) (blog)
This week, June 19-25, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is participating in #MuseumWeek. A UNESCO project, #MuseumWeek was the first worldwide cultural. event to take place exclusively on social media. #MuseumWeek provides cultural institutions ...

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Supporting the role of subnational governments and the value they add to our interests in the Arctic - The Hill (blog)

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:44

The Hill (blog)

Supporting the role of subnational governments and the value they add to our interests in the Arctic
The Hill (blog)
Today a new, but similar laboratory is emerging in the Arctic, as regional and local leaders are connecting to share experiences and best practices. As the United States transitions away from its chairmanship of the Arctic Council, we would do well to ...

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Norway opens up record 93 blocks for Arctic oil exploration - Financial Times

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:22

Financial Times

Norway opens up record 93 blocks for Arctic oil exploration
Financial Times
Norway has infuriated environmental groups by opening up a record number of blocks in the Arctic for oil exploration. The oil ministry is offering 93 blocks in the Barents Sea, entirely in the Arctic Circle, with applications by companies expected by ...
Norway Offers Record Number of Blocks for Arctic Oil Exploration ...New York Times
Norway offers record number of blocks for Arctic oil explorationReuters
Norway To Auction Record Number Of Arctic Oil Exploration BlocksOilPrice.com
The Independent Barents Observer
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An Uneasy Alliance: The Limits of the China-Russia Arctic Partnership - News Deeply

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:22

News Deeply

An Uneasy Alliance: The Limits of the China-Russia Arctic Partnership
News Deeply
China isn't as eager to invest in the Russian Arctic as once hoped, and it only seems inclined to do so if it's able to drive a hard bargain, says Ekaterina Klimenko, a researcher with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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Will a vast new Russian Arctic offshore oil field impact global prices - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:02

Russia Beyond the Headlines

Will a vast new Russian Arctic offshore oil field impact global prices
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company, has discovered the first major oil field in the Eastern Arctic, and it could possibly be the largest on the shelf. The oil field has already ignited great expectations for a boom when extraction begins in four years.
Rosneft, partners to invest over $8 billion in Russian offshore energy sectorOffshore Oil and Gas Magazine

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Ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate ... - Science Daily

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:01

Ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate ...
Science Daily
There is a clear potential for practical and useful predictions of northwestern European and Arctic climate based on the state of the ocean, new research ...

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The ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate - Phys.Org

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:10

The ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate
Phys.Org
The Gulf Stream's poleward pathway. The figure shows how the warm Gulf Stream is gradually cooled on its northward journey through the North Atlantic and Nordic Seas until it eventually meets the Arctic sea ice (grey shading). The green boxes show the ...

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The Latest: Armenian asylum-seekers enter Norway via Arctic - New York Daily News

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:04

New York Daily News

The Latest: Armenian asylum-seekers enter Norway via Arctic
New York Daily News
A Norwegian official has asked Russia how come six asylum-seekers from Armenia were able to enter Norway via a remote Arctic border post despite a bilateral border agreement that doesn't allow them to cross there. Police chief at Norway's Storskog ...

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A Lost Art in the Arctic: Igloo Making - New York Times

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:27

New York Times

A Lost Art in the Arctic: Igloo Making
New York Times
Canadian investment in the Arctic was negligible until the Cold War, when the region had a string of military bases to guard against Soviet attack. Well into the 1950s, the Inuit followed their ancient ways, living off the land. Even today, many Inuit ...

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Study Finds Remote Arctic Beaches Are More Polluted Than Our City Beaches - Konbini US

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:32

Konbini US

Study Finds Remote Arctic Beaches Are More Polluted Than Our City Beaches
Konbini US
In May, an expedition led by Dutch scientists on the Jan Mayen and Svalbard islands located between the Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean revealed that the region is turning into a dump covered in garbage carried there by the Gulf Stream. The ocean ...

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Arctic Silver Samsung Galaxy S8 Up For Pre-Orders At UK'S EE - Android Headlines

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:20

Android Headlines

Arctic Silver Samsung Galaxy S8 Up For Pre-Orders At UK'S EE
Android Headlines
EE, a UK-based wireless carrier, is now accepting pre-orders for the Arctic Silver variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8. This comes around two weeks after the carrier announced that it would exclusively sell the said variant of Samsung's flagship device in ...
EE now taking pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S8 in Arctic SilverGSMArena.com

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Take a cool virtual tour of the new Arctic Gallery at Ottawa's Museum of Nature - CBC.ca

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:07

CBC.ca

Take a cool virtual tour of the new Arctic Gallery at Ottawa's Museum of Nature
CBC.ca
It's dark and cool when you first step into the new Arctic Gallery at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature, as the sights and sounds of the Far North are projected onto ice. From there, guests can expect a Northern tour depicting the flora, fauna ...

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Tracking Nitrogen in Arctic Plants - Eos

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:06

Eos

Tracking Nitrogen in Arctic Plants
Eos
The Arctic is warming more than any other region on Earth, which creates feedback loops that are notoriously difficult to predict. Thawing permafrost releases trapped carbon and methane into the air, fueling further warming. However, the thaw also ...

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