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Is There a Dark Side to Arctic Cooperation? - World Policy Institute (blog)

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:55

World Policy Institute (blog)

Is There a Dark Side to Arctic Cooperation?
World Policy Institute (blog)
The changing seascape in the Arctic has considerable implications for human activity in the region. While efforts are underway to develop new frameworks, particularly in terms of shipping and transit, some of these policies might also create challenges ...

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Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps - InsideClimate News

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 02:08

InsideClimate News

Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps
InsideClimate News
While it may seem counterintuitive, the scientists believe these bitter cold snaps are connected to the warming of the Arctic and the effects that that warming is having on the winds of the stratospheric polar vortex, high above the Earth's surface ...

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Arctic League seeks bell ringer for Christmas campaign - Elmira Star-Gazette

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:42

Arctic League seeks bell ringer for Christmas campaign
Elmira Star-Gazette
The Arctic League is seeking a bell ringer from Chemung County for its 2017 Christmas campaign. Candidates must be between the ages of 6 and 12. The selected applicant will serve as the youth ambassador for the 2017 Arctic League Christmas Campaign ...

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One of the world's most popular trees arose near the Arctic Circle - Science Magazine

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:04

Science Magazine

One of the world's most popular trees arose near the Arctic Circle
Science Magazine
Now, biologists have pieced together the past of the most dominant species of oaks and come to a startling conclusion: The mother of all oaks didn't arise in the tropics, as many botanists thought, but rather near the Arctic Circle, then spread southward.

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Arctic League searching for bell ringer - My Twin Tiers.com

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:58

My Twin Tiers.com

Arctic League searching for bell ringer
My Twin Tiers.com
The selected applicant will be the youth ambassador for the 2017 Arctic League Christmas Campaign and will represent the Arctic League at various functions, including the opening of the 'Big Book' at Arctic League Headquarters on November 10; ride on ...

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Monster arctic foxes bred to five times their normal size at sick fur farms - Metro

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:06

Metro

Monster arctic foxes bred to five times their normal size at sick fur farms
Metro
Upsetting images show arctic foxes fattened up to five times their normal weight by fur farmers. The animals often become too fat to walk for fear of breaking their legs, and sit motionless until they are killed at the farm in Finland. World's largest ...

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Russia Leads World With New Nuclear Icebreaker Ship, Putin's ... - Newsweek

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:46

Newsweek

Russia Leads World With New Nuclear Icebreaker Ship, Putin's ...
Newsweek
Russia has launched the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship in a bid to expand its strategic presence in the resource-rich, but unforgiving, terrain of ...

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Trump and Arctic Drilling - New York Times

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:32

New York Times

Trump and Arctic Drilling
New York Times
In June 2016, five fellow veterans and I were fortunate enough to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Over the course of two weeks, we canoed the Canning River for a hundred-plus river miles to the Beaufort Sea. Since I left the Army, the refuge ...

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Plastic waste now polluting Arctic Ocean, scientists find - Telegraph.co.uk

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:13

Telegraph.co.uk

Plastic waste now polluting Arctic Ocean, scientists find
Telegraph.co.uk
Plastic waste in the ocean is now so widespread it is polluting remote ice floes in the Arctic, scientists have discovered. A team from Exeter University discovered blocks of polystyrene in areas hundreds of miles from land which until recently were ...
Ocean Plastics Now Found in Arcticwaste360
The Importance of Ice Thickness in Assessing the Impact of Climate ...Pacific Standard
Take Three Guesses At What Researchers Just Found At The North ...IFLScience
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A warming Arctic can actually make our winters colder - Popular Science

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:02

Popular Science

A warming Arctic can actually make our winters colder
Popular Science
The winter of 2014-2015 is remembered, at least by many, as the winter that the city of Boston lost its mind. That is the winter when New England—a region synonymous with frost—managed to capture national attention for receiving what can only be ...

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How did that get there? Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread - The Guardian

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 18:01

The Guardian

How did that get there? Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread
The Guardian
A British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. The depressing find, only 1,000 miles from the north pole, is the first made in an area that was previously ...

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We Charted Arctic Sea Ice for Nearly Every Day Since 1979. You'll ... - New York Times

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:54

New York Times

We Charted Arctic Sea Ice for Nearly Every Day Since 1979. You'll ...
New York Times
Arctic sea ice has been in a steep decline since scientists started using satellites to measure it 40 years ago. And the 10 lowest ice extents have all been ...
Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Annual Minimum - WeatherNationWeatherNation (press release) (blog)

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