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The European Parliament heading towards icy Arctic waters – again - The Arctic Institute

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:28

The Arctic Institute

The European Parliament heading towards icy Arctic waters – again
The Arctic Institute
The European Parliament's new Arctic resolution on an integrated European Union policy for the Arctic was published on 16 March 2017. It is the EP's fourth take on Arctic matters since its controversial position on Arctic governance back in 2008, and ...

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Building an ice road - The Arctic Journal

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:14

The Arctic Journal

Building an ice road
The Arctic Journal
During the past month, there has been a noticeable upturn in China's rapidly emerging diplomacy in the Arctic, including visits by high-level officials to Arctic states. Many of these meetings culminated in formal statements which included promises of ...

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UK weather: Brits to endure widespread frosts and sleet as Arctic winds send temperatures plummeting to -7C ... - The Sun

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 01:06

The Sun

UK weather: Brits to endure widespread frosts and sleet as Arctic winds send temperatures plummeting to -7C ...
The Sun
“Wednesday into Thursday is looking milder, however another front moves in later on Friday bringing Arctic Maritime air across Britain. “This weekend looks like bringing a repeat performance of the start of the week, so it is looking very chilly again.”.

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What's Driving Investment Opportunities in the Arctic? - Bloomberg

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 19:17

Bloomberg

What's Driving Investment Opportunities in the Arctic?
Bloomberg
The Arctic benefits from co-operation between the five coastal nations: Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States. Why is multilateralism the preferred approach to managing the challenges facing the Far North? In an interview with Bloomberg ...

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Russian MoD offers interactive 360° tour of state-of-the-art military ... - Mirror.co.uk

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 08:07

Russia Beyond the Headlines

Russian MoD offers interactive 360° tour of state-of-the-art military ...
Mirror.co.uk
Russia's defence ministry has opened up 360-degree access of its formidable Arctic military base where soldiers train in sub-zero temperatures all year round.
3D tour of secret Russia Arctic military baseRussia Beyond the Headlines
Russian Defense Ministry Unveils Virtual Tour of Unique Arctic ...Sputnik International
Russian Defense Ministry offers virtual tour of Arktichesky Trilistnik baseArctic.ru (press release)

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Stunning Aerials From NASA's Surveys of the Arctic | WIRED - WIRED

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 07:06

WIRED

Stunning Aerials From NASA's Surveys of the Arctic | WIRED
WIRED
When Mario Tama gazed through the window of a Lockheed P-3 flying 1,500 feet over the Arctic, he found himself awed by the scenery. He saw majestic ...

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Science Diplomacy in the Arctic - CIMSEC

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:12

CIMSEC

Science Diplomacy in the Arctic
CIMSEC
As icecaps melt and access to natural gas and oil reserves increase, the Arctic rises in importance on the geopolitical stage. In addition to the various groups of indigenous people who reside in the Arctic, eight countries Russia, Finland, Sweden ...

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Arctic refuge needs our help - Las Vegas Sun

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 04:09

Arctic refuge needs our help
Las Vegas Sun
I recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in Alaska Wilderness Week. As part of a group of concerned citizens from across the country, I learned about current issues facing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Arctic Ocean, heard ...

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'It scares me': Permafrost thaw in Canadian Arctic sign of global trend - CBC.ca

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 04:02

CBC.ca

'It scares me': Permafrost thaw in Canadian Arctic sign of global trend
CBC.ca
For decades, the community of Tuktoyaktuk, on the shore of the Arctic Ocean, has relied on an ice road from Inuvik in winter. But because of warmer temperatures, the road's season is shorter and faces periodic closures as the ice shifts and becomes ...
7000 massive methane gas bubbles under the Russian permafrost could explode anytimeThinkProgress

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Concerns with Canada's Arctic Oil-Spill Response Plans - HazMat Management Magazine (subscription)

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 23:35

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Concerns with Canada's Arctic Oil-Spill Response Plans
HazMat Management Magazine (subscription)
The World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-C), the Canadian arm of the international not-for-profit environmental activist organization, recently issued a report on Canada's preparedness for cleaning up an oil spill in the Arctic. In short, the WWF-C is of ...

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Arctic Shamrock: Russian MoD offers interactive 360° tour of unique ... - RT

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 20:00

RT

Arctic Shamrock: Russian MoD offers interactive 360° tour of unique ...
RT
The Russian Defense Ministry has provided a glimpse into its state of the art Arctic air defense base, offering an interactive tour of the facility known as the Arctic ...
Russian Defense Ministry Unveils Virtual Tour of Unique Arctic ...Sputnik International

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BP Struggles to Control Damaged Well in Alaskan Arctic - New York Times

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 12:36

New York Times

BP Struggles to Control Damaged Well in Alaskan Arctic
New York Times
The British oil giant BP worked through the weekend to control a damaged oil well on Alaska's remote North Slope that had started spewing natural gas vapors on Friday morning, the company and Alaska officials said. There have been no injuries or ...
Oil well leaking out of control on Arctic Alaska North SlopeThe Denver Post
Alaska Has a New Oil Boom Thanks to Large-Scale FrackingNewsweek
BP struggles to contain a natural gas leak in AlaskaThinkProgress

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22000 years of history evaporates after freezer failure melts Arctic ice cores - The Guardian

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 10:03

The Guardian

22000 years of history evaporates after freezer failure melts Arctic ice cores
The Guardian
A freezer malfunction at the University of Alberta in Edmonton has melted part of the world's largest collection of ice cores from the Canadian Arctic, reducing some of the ancient ice into puddles. “For every ice-core facility on the planet, this is ...
Thousands of years of Arctic ice samples destroyed after University ...National Post
22000 years of historical records destroyed as ice cores melt after freezer failureThe Independent

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Pierce, Jukka-Pekka to give keynote speeches at Arctic Broadband Forum - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 03:22

Pierce, Jukka-Pekka to give keynote speeches at Arctic Broadband Forum
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — Quintillion President and CEO Elizabeth Pierce has been named keynote speaker of the Arctic Broadband Forum, May 8-9 at the Wood Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Pierce will be speaking about Quintillion's sub-sea cable ...

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Red Dog Mine, NW Arctic Borough propose new PILT agreement - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 03:16

Red Dog Mine, NW Arctic Borough propose new PILT agreement
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
“We are very pleased to have reached this new agreement through discussion and cooperation between Red Dog and the Northwest Arctic Borough,” Red Dog Operations General Manager Henri Letient said in the news release. “This agreement will provide ...

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Oil well leaking out of control on Arctic Alaska North Slope - The Denver Post

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 03:09

The Denver Post

Oil well leaking out of control on Arctic Alaska North Slope
The Denver Post
An oil pipeline runs from an on-shore facility. The Caelus Energy Oooguruk Development Project is situated on a six-acre gravel island in the Beaufort Sea that's home to several producing oil wells, on the North Slope in Harrison Bay, Alaska, on Feb ...
Alaska Has a New Oil Boom Thanks to FrackingNewsweek

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How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Arctic Mystery - National Geographic

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 02:30

National Geographic

How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Arctic Mystery
National Geographic
This was his fourth Arctic expedition, his third as commander. He had almost starved to death on an overland expedition, and became known in the press as “the man who ate his boots” because he ate his shoe leather to get out of the Arctic alive. He was ...

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Arctic Tern takes the long route - The Australian

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 22:35

The Australian

Arctic Tern takes the long route
The Australian
The Arctic tern emerges as the long-distance champion, covering an average of 1.5m miles in its lifetime - the equivalent to three return visits to the moon. The bar-tailed godwit holds the title for the longest non-stop journey, with one bird covering ...

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