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Mammoth pirates plunder Russian arctic for "ethical ivory" - Boing Boing

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:49

Boing Boing

Mammoth pirates plunder Russian arctic for "ethical ivory"
Boing Boing
Reporter Amos Chapple went on an expedition with Russians engaging in the illegal but lucrative "ethical ivory" trade: pulling long-buried mammoth tusks from the permafrost, often by illegally gouging out entire hillsides. On Chapple's expedition, the ...

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High Arctic Energy Services: Contract Renewals, Acquisitions, And Another Earnings Beat - Seeking Alpha

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 22:16

High Arctic Energy Services: Contract Renewals, Acquisitions, And Another Earnings Beat
Seeking Alpha
High Arctic's shares have been under pressure over the last couple of months due to a lower oil price and fear over soon to be expiring contracts. Despite these headwinds, it seems very likely that both contracts for 103/104 and 115/116 will be renewed ...

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Armed US icebreakers could disrupt Arctic cooperation - Asia Times

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 22:04

Asia Times

Armed US icebreakers could disrupt Arctic cooperation
Asia Times
Does the US suffer from an “icebreaker gap” as against Russia and China in the Arctic? And does this warrant deploying vessels with advanced weapons at the top of the world? Admiral Paul Zukunft, who is Commandant of the US Coast Guard, told a House ...

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Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes a crunchy surprise - The Boston Globe

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:09

The Boston Globe

Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes a crunchy surprise
The Boston Globe
Alda the mermaid adorns the boxes of Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes offering fistfuls of salt crystals. The company makes the coarse sea salt in a facility on tiny Karlsey Island in Breidafjordur Bay in western Iceland, where, according to the legend ...

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MSI's X299 Tomahawk Arctic motherboard brings the chill - PC Gamer

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:22

PC Gamer

MSI's X299 Tomahawk Arctic motherboard brings the chill
PC Gamer
Built for "ice-cold domination," the X299 Tomahawk Arctic is essentially a white and gray-themed X299 Tomahawk with plenty of cooling potential. The motherboard is outfitted with six fan headers and offers full fan control through the BIOS and software.

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New report destroys prime argument for Arctic Refuge drilling ... - The Wilderness Society (press release) (blog)

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:52

The Wilderness Society (press release) (blog)

New report destroys prime argument for Arctic Refuge drilling ...
The Wilderness Society (press release) (blog)
The trans-Alaska oil pipeline is capable of continuing to operate for roughly another 50 years at current oil-flow levels. Wikimedia Commons. Trans-Alaska oil ...
Environmentalists Say Arctic Drilling Revenue Predictions 'Way Off ...Morning Consult

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Sámi concerned about Arctic railway plans - The Independent Barents Observer

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:45

The Independent Barents Observer

Sámi concerned about Arctic railway plans
The Independent Barents Observer
Also, such railroad will link Finland to a future trans-Arctic shipping lane through more and more ice-free waters on the top of the globe. Voyages along the Northern Sea Route are much shorter than today's routes through the Suez channel or around Africa.

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CCGS Terry Fox leaves NL as Arctic season gets underway - Advertiser

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:56

Advertiser

CCGS Terry Fox leaves NL as Arctic season gets underway
Advertiser
The Canadian Coast Guard has announced its annual Arctic operational season is now underway, one of the earliest starts after months of planning and preparations. The coast guard is expanding its Arctic season this year and will continue to gradually ...
Canadian Coast Guard 2017 Arctic Season UnderwayCanada NewsWire (press release)

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Aberdeen police officer battles back from cancer diagnosis by facing marathon Arctic challenge - Aberdeen Evening Express

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 03:32

Aberdeen Evening Express

Aberdeen police officer battles back from cancer diagnosis by facing marathon Arctic challenge
Aberdeen Evening Express
Mrs Milton has been off work for almost a year and is now busy training up for her Arctic adventure, which will take place in the most northern part of Sweden in the Subarctic Circle in February. Facing blistering cold temperatures as low as -30C along ...

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World War Two Arctic convoy hero to finally get his gong for bravery at the age of 92 - Scottish Daily Record

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 00:01

Scottish Daily Record

World War Two Arctic convoy hero to finally get his gong for bravery at the age of 92
Scottish Daily Record
A hero of the Arctic convoys in World War II who missed out on a medal because he was one degree too far south is finally to get his gong. Edwin Leadbetter, 92, was outraged he did not get the Arctic Star and the prestigious Ushakov medal for his ...

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3 Rhode Islanders head on a 5-week journey through the Arctic - Turn to 10

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 18:10

Turn to 10

3 Rhode Islanders head on a 5-week journey through the Arctic
Turn to 10
HOPE VALLEY, R.I. (WJAR) — In a little over a week three Rhode Islanders will begin a 5-week journey through the Arctic. They're filming their journey for an upcoming documentary to raise awareness about the problems climate change is causing to the ...

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Shake-up at Department of Interior includes Arctic, BIA - Must Read Alaska (blog)

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 14:18

Must Read Alaska (blog)

Shake-up at Department of Interior includes Arctic, BIA
Must Read Alaska (blog)
As many as 50 senior bureaucrats at the Department of Interior are being shuffled into other roles than the ones they had under President Barack Obama, according to The Washington Post. Some of them have ties to work that impacts Alaska. Interior ...

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78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway - ChicagoNow (blog)

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:33

ChicagoNow (blog)

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway
ChicagoNow (blog)
In the case of our latest adventure, north of the Arctic Circle to Svalbard, Norway, it was wayyyy off the path. Google Maps won't even let you scroll any further north. Elliot first read about Svalbard, and its main town Longyearbyen, in an airplane ...

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Russia's Rosneft Finds Offshore Oilfield in Eastern Arctic - Fortune

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 09:57

Fortune

Russia's Rosneft Finds Offshore Oilfield in Eastern Arctic
Fortune
MOSCOW, June 18 (Reuters) - Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Sunday it had found its first oilfield in the Laptev Sea in the eastern Arctic, making a breakthrough in the search for hydrocarbons in the harsh and far-flung region despite ...
Russia's Rosneft says oilfield discovered offshore Eastern ArcticReuters
Rosneft Discovers Possible Largest-Ever Oil Deposit on Arctic Sea ShelfSputnik International
Russian natural resources ministry expects more big discoveries on Arctic shelfTASS
The Maritime Executive -Xinhua
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Blowers Chapel 'Operation Arctic' VBS grades K-6 June 18-22 - Wadena Pioneer Journal

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:32

Blowers Chapel 'Operation Arctic' VBS grades K-6 June 18-22
Wadena Pioneer Journal
The "cool" theme of "Operation Arctic" will include some real-time exploration as children will be studying "the coolest Book on the planet!" There will be a VBS kickoff Sunday at Blowers Chapel at 42772 County Highway 19 in rural Sebeka between ...

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Russia's Rosneft Finds First Oilfield Offshore Eastern Arctic - New York Times

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 07:15

RT

Russia's Rosneft Finds First Oilfield Offshore Eastern Arctic
New York Times
MOSCOW — Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Sunday it had found its first oilfield in the Laptev Sea in the eastern Arctic, making a breakthrough in the search for hydrocarbons in the harsh and far-flung region despite Western sanctions ...
Rosneft Strikes First Oil In Eastern ArcticOilPrice.com
Russia's Rosneft discovers vast new oil deposit on Arctic shelfRT
Rosneft finds first oilfield offshore eastern ArcticSeeking Alpha
Reuters -The Independent Barents Observer
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MSI To Release X299 Tomahawk in a White Arctic Edition - guru3d.com (press release)

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:48

guru3d.com (press release)

MSI To Release X299 Tomahawk in a White Arctic Edition
guru3d.com (press release)
If you like something all white PCB wise check this out, MSI is launching a X299 Tomahawk motherboard, the Arctic Edition. You kind of need to really like it, or probably hate the looks. The new X299 TOMAHAWK illustrates the evolution of the next ...

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How Sea Ice Can Still Be Thick in Places in a Warming Arctic - DeSmog (blog)

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:02

DeSmog (blog)

How Sea Ice Can Still Be Thick in Places in a Warming Arctic
DeSmog (blog)
It might seem to you that unusually thick local sea ice contradicts scientists' predictions of declining Arctic sea ice cover, but that would be an overly simplistic and incorrect assumption. That misconception of both climate science and the behavior ...

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Photographs Document Arctic Change on Our Frozen Seas - Hyperallergic

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 06:00

Hyperallergic

Photographs Document Arctic Change on Our Frozen Seas
Hyperallergic
“The Arctic is melting faster than any other place in the world,” writes Diane Tuft, in an introduction to her photo book The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape. What she means, of course, is that the Arctic is warming at an alarming rate ...

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Putin Says Arctic Security is Critical - The Maritime Executive

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:59

The Maritime Executive

Putin Says Arctic Security is Critical
The Maritime Executive
Russian President Vladimir Putin told a media event on Thursday that Arctic security was a top priority: “we are back.” According to the President, foreign tour guides in Franz Josef land now tell tourists that the islands once belonged to the Soviet ...
Russia will pour resources into Arctic, Putin saysCBC.ca
The Latest: Putin says Russia will focus on Arctic regionNew York Daily News
Putin emphasizes significance of Arctic's location from Russia's security perspectiveTASS
Construction.RU -Arctic.ru (press release)
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