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The military thinks bolstering its presence in the Arctic is necessary - Arctic Sounder

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:07

The military thinks bolstering its presence in the Arctic is necessary
Arctic Sounder
WASHINGTON — An otherwise complete military strategy for the U.S. Arctic is on hold during the transition between presidential administrations, but Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan shared what he knows of its contents — including concerns about growing ...

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Warming oceans bring widespread ecological changes - Arctic Sounder

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:07

Warming oceans bring widespread ecological changes
Arctic Sounder
New research presented last week at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium shows how higher water temperatures harm Arctic cod eggs and larvae and favor lower-latitude, lower-fat fish that have been moving north: Pacific cod and walleye pollock.

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Increased activity in warming Arctic piques interest of Lower 48 ... - Alaska Dispatch News

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 21:51

Alaska Dispatch News

Increased activity in warming Arctic piques interest of Lower 48 ...
Alaska Dispatch News
Sam Alexander, an instructor with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, presents information on Arctic Domain and Security Orientation during the 2017 National ...

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Arctic's indigenous Sami people to celebrate national day - Fox News

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 14:30

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Arctic's indigenous Sami people to celebrate national day
Fox News
HELSINKI – The indigenous people of Europe's Arctic north are celebrating their national day this week with hundreds of events across Nordic lands. Monday's start to weeklong festivities marks the centenary of the Sami people's first congress in ...

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Arctic air to plunge back into midwestern, eastern US at midweek - AccuWeather.com

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 11:59

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Arctic air to plunge back into midwestern, eastern US at midweek
AccuWeather.com
Following two storms, arctic air will briefly surge back into the Midwest and East at midweek.

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On the shoulders of Tråante - The Arctic Journal

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 02:19

The Arctic Journal

On the shoulders of Tråante
The Arctic Journal
As part of our continuing efforts to bring you as much information about our region as possible we offer readers a press release service that allows private firms, public agencies, non-governmental organisations and other groups to submit relevant ...

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Flight bound for sunny LA forced to land in Arctic Canada - UPI.com

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 19:33

TravelPulse

Flight bound for sunny LA forced to land in Arctic Canada
UPI.com
4 (UPI) -- Passengers aboard a Swiss Air flight bound for Los Angeles were close to trading in their sunscreen for snowshoes after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Arctic Canada. Swiss Air Flight 40, a Boeing 777, left Zurich with ...
No Arctic Sightseeing for These Swiss Air PassengersTravelPulse
Watch: Plane makes emergency landing in Arctic CanadaKhaleej Times

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Inside the Gates: Arctic gear to stay in the field and in the fight - KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 16:01

KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska

Inside the Gates: Arctic gear to stay in the field and in the fight
KTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska's Arctic warriors have to be ready to fight in any weather, no matter the cold. They get special gear, issued only here. When they're in the field, the soldiers are often outside in the snow for hours. “There's certain points where the cold just ...

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Open Road Films Picks Up 'Arctic Justice' - Animation Magazine

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 08:32

Open Road Films Picks Up 'Arctic Justice'
Animation Magazine
Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to 3D CG family feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Media Group. The pick-up was announced by Open Road Films' CEO, Tom Ortenberg. The distributor is ...

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Research Finds Hope in Slowing Arctic's Climate-Warming Black ... - InsideClimate News

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 07:45

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Research Finds Hope in Slowing Arctic's Climate-Warming Black ...
InsideClimate News
With rare data from the Siberian Arctic, scientists find a way to pinpoint the source of pollution, a known accelerator of global warming. Sabrina Shankman ...

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Arctic expedition yields research, children's book - Sidney Daily News (subscription)

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 21:37

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Arctic expedition yields research, children's book
Sidney Daily News (subscription)
Hammerschmidt says one of the big scientific questions to be answered is why mercury concentrations in Arctic wildlife have increased by a factor of six to 10 in the past 150 years compared to only a factor of three in the United States. The trip was ...

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US Releases Revised Arctic Strategy - The Maritime Executive

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:56

The Maritime Executive

US Releases Revised Arctic Strategy
The Maritime Executive
The U.S. Department of Defense has released an updated Arctic Strategy identifying threats and shortfalls for the military in Alaska. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, pushed for an upgrade to the Arctic strategy. “After nearly two years of advocacy and ...

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Study traces black carbon sources in the Russian Arctic ... - Science Daily

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:26

The Independent Barents Observer

Study traces black carbon sources in the Russian Arctic ...
Science Daily
Transport and residential heating could be responsible for a greater contribution of black carbon in the Russian Arctic compared to gas flaring or power plants, ...
This was Russia's Arctic weather in 2016 | The Independent Barents ...The Independent Barents Observer
In the Shadow of Trump's First Week, Climate Scientists Gather in WashingtonPacific Standard

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Swiss Boeing 777 diverts to remote Arctic Canada - USA TODAY

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:48

USA TODAY

Swiss Boeing 777 diverts to remote Arctic Canada
USA TODAY
Passengers bound for sunny Southern California made an unexpected visit to Canada's Arctic region Wednesday when their Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777 made an emergency landing in tiny Iqaluit. Swiss Flight 40 was headed from Zurich to Los ...

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'I'm walking, skiing and canoeing from the Russian Arctic all the way to Istanbul' - The Guardian

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 06:08

'I'm walking, skiing and canoeing from the Russian Arctic all the way to Istanbul'
The Guardian
I'm looking forward to reacquainting myself with Moscow, where we'll have some time before taking the 40-hour train ride up to Vorkuta in the Arctic Circle. From there we continue more than 100 miles to the island of Levdiyev to start the journey south.

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Report from the Arctic near abroad - The Arctic Journal

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 05:16

The Arctic Journal

Report from the Arctic near abroad
The Arctic Journal
As expected, a joint-committee in the European Parliament approved on Tuesday a draft of an Arctic strategy for the European Union. The measure, which passed by a vote of 111-8, will now be considered by the full parliament on March 2 (not February 2, ...

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This was Russia's Arctic weather in 2016 - The Independent Barents Observer

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 04:47

The Independent Barents Observer

This was Russia's Arctic weather in 2016
The Independent Barents Observer
The year 2016 became the warmest on the northern hemisphere on record, and temperatures in the Arctic were by far the most extreme, the research center says in a sum-up of the year. Among the most extreme examples is the Island of Vize, the land ...
Ban for landfill sites in Arctic unable to settle problem of territory pollution — expertsTASS

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Cold snap dressing: your urban Arctic survival kit - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 02:02

Telegraph.co.uk

Cold snap dressing: your urban Arctic survival kit
Telegraph.co.uk
It's worth focusing on layering as part of your Urban Arctic Survival Kit, focusing on thin knits that can be worn against one another; a chunky cardigan shawl-neck cardigan with a lightweight polo neck has a touch of Frank Sinatra about it, for example.

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Here's what's in the Defense Department's new Arctic strategy - Alaska Dispatch News

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 22:03

Alaska Dispatch News

Here's what's in the Defense Department's new Arctic strategy
Alaska Dispatch News
While it's more in-depth than prior Arctic strategies out of the department, the document isn't a deep dive; it's only 17 pages long. The new strategy details military responsibilities in the Arctic and long-term needs. But there is little discussion ...

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