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Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic - Alaska Dispatch News

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:23

Alaska Dispatch News

Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic
Alaska Dispatch News
More than 100 million years ago, a sudden period of global warming – possibly brought on by a series of volcanic eruptions – released a massive upwelling of previously frozen methane gas from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean into the water, new research ...

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Cook Inlet gas leak sparks debate over Hilcorp's Arctic drilling plans ... - Alaska Public Radio Network

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:15

Alaska Public Radio Network

Cook Inlet gas leak sparks debate over Hilcorp's Arctic drilling plans ...
Alaska Public Radio Network
Hilcorp's design plans for the gravel island it aims to build in federal waters in the Beaufort Sea, as submitted to federal regulators in 2015. (Image courtesy ...

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Arctic “foie gras” - Iceland Monitor

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:38

Iceland Monitor

Arctic “foie gras”
Iceland Monitor
According to Guðmundur Davíðsson CEO of iCan, producer of cod livers in cans, cod liver is sometimes referred to as the poor man's foie gras. “We describe our product as “Arctic foie gras”. We are working on enhancing its image as a quality product.”.

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Cook Inlet gas leak sparks debate over Hilcorp's Arctic drilling plans - KTOO

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:30

KTOO

Cook Inlet gas leak sparks debate over Hilcorp's Arctic drilling plans
KTOO
But the oil and gas company and its allies are still struggling to contain another issue: environmental groups, which argue that Hilcorp's problems in Cook Inlet disqualify the company from drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Earlier this month, Lois ...

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Ocean 'conveyor belt' brings billions of plastic particles into Arctic waters - CBC.ca

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:37

CBC.ca

Ocean 'conveyor belt' brings billions of plastic particles into Arctic waters
CBC.ca
A boy collects plastic materials near a polluted coastline in Manila, Philippines. The plastic found in the Arctic comes up the Atlantic Ocean from as far away as the eastern coast of North America and the northwestern coast of Europe. (Cheryl Ravelo ...
Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the ArcticSmithsonian
The Arctic Ocean Is Clogging With Billions of Plastic BitsThe Atlantic
Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic WatersNew York Times
TheInertia.com -Waste Dive -Science Advances -Washington Post
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Of course, all our plastic crap ends up in the Arctic - Popular Science

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:04

Popular Science

Of course, all our plastic crap ends up in the Arctic
Popular Science
The Arctic, as a physical place, is directly connected to the same ecosystems that we humans are polluting closer to home. It's foolish to think that harming one part of a connected ecosystem doesn't harm the others, as a study released on Wednesday ...
Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the ArcticSmithsonian
Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic WatersNew York Times
The Arctic Ocean Is Clogging With Billions of Plastic BitsThe Atlantic
CBC.ca -Washington Post -Science Advances -The Verge
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45% of Arctic shorebirds are disappearing - here's the plan to save ... - BirdLife International

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:39

BirdLife International

45% of Arctic shorebirds are disappearing - here's the plan to save ...
BirdLife International
45% of Arctic-nesting shorebirds are decreasing. The Pacific Americas Shorebird Conservation Strategy aims to identify the threats and develop strategies to ...

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Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic ocean - Washington Post

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 08:02

Washington Post

Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic ocean
Washington Post
More than 100 million years ago, a sudden period of global warming — possibly brought on by a series of volcanic eruptions — released a massive upwelling of previously frozen methane gas from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean into the water, new ...

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Nasa images reveal the incredible beauty of the Arctic | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:58

Daily Mail

Nasa images reveal the incredible beauty of the Arctic | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
From sky high icebergs to gaping valleys iced with a glistening layer of snow, these stunning aerial images capture the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic.

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Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell - Phys.Org

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 01:46

Phys.Org

Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell
Phys.Org
Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell. April 21, 2017 by Pierre-Henry Deshayes. Rising winter temperatures in Norway's Lapland are a threat to reindeer. Winter temperatures in Norway's Lapland could rise dramatically this century, with potentially ...

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Marine Corps packs are failing in the Arctic - Marine Corps Times

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:07

Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps packs are failing in the Arctic
Marine Corps Times
Marines training in the Arctic region of Norway last year reported that many of the Corps' standard-issue FILBE pack frames were cracking and breaking because of the intense cold and harsh winter environment. The cold weather-related problems have ...

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Vanishing Views - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:20

U.S. News & World Report

Vanishing Views
U.S. News & World Report
NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past nine years. Getty photographer Mario Tama joined NASA scientists on research flights to monitor ice loss in the Arctic, one of the regions hardest hit by climate change.

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SHOCK WEATHER FORECAST: Arctic blast to bring April SNOW, hail and sleet to UK - Express.co.uk

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:24

Express.co.uk

SHOCK WEATHER FORECAST: Arctic blast to bring April SNOW, hail and sleet to UK
Express.co.uk
A freak change in the weather will pull a colossal plume of freezing air from the Arctic across the whole of the UK, experts warn. Early weather models predict significant snowfall in Scotland and across high ground of the north before hail and sleet ...

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A Chunk of the Arctic Stops By for a Photo Shoot - New York Times

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:29

New York Times

A Chunk of the Arctic Stops By for a Photo Shoot
New York Times
An iceberg ran aground over Easter weekend just off the small Newfoundland town of Ferryland, population 465, drawing knots of tourists eager to catch a glimpse. Some are locals or travelers who happened to be nearby, but many are a special Canadian ...
Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning signMashable
Towering iceberg draws hundreds to Newfoundland townCTV News
Massive iceberg on Newfoundland's Southern Shore attracts shutterbugsCBC.ca
CNN -The Guardian
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The Arctic Ocean Is Clogging With Billions of Plastic Bits - The Atlantic

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:24

The Atlantic

The Arctic Ocean Is Clogging With Billions of Plastic Bits
The Atlantic
The Arctic Ocean is small, shallow, and—most importantly—shrouded. Unlike the other large oceans of the world, it is closely hemmed in by Asia, Europe, and North America, with very few watery entrances in and out. Some oceanographers call it the ...
How Trash Polluted the Arctic Even Though Few People Live ThereTIME
'Hotspot' of Plastic Trash Found in the ArcticNewser
The Arctic Ocean Is Becoming A 'Dead End' For Your TrashHuffington Post
New York Times -Washington Post -One Green Planet -Science Advances
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Large-Scale Fracking Comes to the Arctic in a New Alaska Oil Boom - R & D Magazine

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:30

R & D Magazine

Large-Scale Fracking Comes to the Arctic in a New Alaska Oil Boom
R & D Magazine
Arctic lands and waters hold irresistible allure for global oil companies. Despite opposition from environmental groups and President Obama's 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters, exploration in Alaska has revealed massive new volumes of oil.

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Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing - Eos

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:05

Eos

Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing
Eos
River icings form when Arctic groundwater reaches the surface and solidifies on top of frozen rivers. They grow throughout the winter until river valleys are choked with ice. Some river icings have grown to more than 10 square kilometers (4 square ...

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