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Whaling festival a welcome respite for Arctic cyclists - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:22

Whaling festival a welcome respite for Arctic cyclists
The Arctic Sounder
In part one, Homer residents Bjorn Olson, Kim McNett, Daniel Countiss, and Alayne Tetor flew to Point Hope to attempt a human-powered expedition, by fat-bike and packraft, to Utqiaġvik. Twelve days after leaving Point Hope, the party made it to Point ...

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Arctic explorers tell how they put Petersburg's flag on ocean's bottom - TASS

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:49

Arctic explorers tell how they put Petersburg's flag on ocean's bottom
TASS
ST. PETERSBURG, August 4. /TASS/. The crew of the Arktika (Arctic) 2007 expedition, which made the first ever under-ice submersion to the ocean's bottom at the North Pole's geographic point, celebrates the tenth anniversary of the outstanding event.

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Massacre of polar bears by 'trophy hunters' on remote Arctic island - The Siberian Times

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:22

The Siberian Times

Massacre of polar bears by 'trophy hunters' on remote Arctic island
The Siberian Times
The expedition was sent to the island to remove Soviet-era waste as part of the Green Arctic project. The island is nine kilometres wide and about 18 km long, or 40 km including Vostochnaya Spit. Discovered in 1874, it was named after Lieutenant ...

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Legendary endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completes kilometre-long Arctic swim - The South African

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 02:18

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Legendary endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completes kilometre-long Arctic swim
The South African
British born and Cape Town based endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed an epic one-kilometre swim in the Arctic, to raise awareness of runaway climate change in the region. The swim took place along the edge of the Arctic sea ice in -0.5°C ...

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Executive Summary for August 4th - News Deeply

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 02:10

Executive Summary for August 4th
News Deeply
We review the latest Arctic news, including a new record set for the earliest traverse of Canada's Northwest Passage, concerns that the U.S. may have trouble claiming its share of the Arctic seabed, and a new Russian military strategy for the Arctic.

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High Arctic to Announce Second Quarter Results and Host Q2 Conference Call - BOE Report (press release)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 21:10

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High Arctic to Announce Second Quarter Results and Host Q2 Conference Call
BOE Report (press release)
03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX:HWO) (“High Arctic” or the “Corporation”) will release its 2017 second quarter results on Wednesday August 9, 2017 after markets close and will host a conference call on August 10, ...
$0.02 EPS Expected for High Arctic Energy Services, Inc. (HWO)Finance News Daily

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Climate change and oil prices should bury Arctic drilling forever - The Hill (blog)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 16:50

The Hill (blog)

Climate change and oil prices should bury Arctic drilling forever
The Hill (blog)
The demand for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the ultimate political zombie, and it is back yet again. The House Budget Resolution would require the Natural Resources Committee to achieve at least $5 billion of savings over the next ...

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Arctic mega-tsunami caused by landslide, not a quake - The Weather Network

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 16:24

The Weather Network

Arctic mega-tsunami caused by landslide, not a quake
The Weather Network
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 5:14 - Recent research into a June tsunami on the west coast of Greenland says the event, which killed four people, was actually caused by a massive landslide about 12 miles (20 km) away. On June 17, substantial amounts of ...
Arctic remains at risk from tsunamis, experts warnNunatsiaq News

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Arctic swells ranks with experienced duo | TradeWinds - TradeWinds (subscription)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:06

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Arctic swells ranks with experienced duo | TradeWinds
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Roald and Hammer clocked on at Arctic's Haakon VIIs gate 5 head office in Oslo for the first time this week.

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Filmmakers braved brutal arctic conditions to make this stunning film - Boing Boing

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:28

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Filmmakers braved brutal arctic conditions to make this stunning film
Boing Boing
Ghosts of the Arctic is a collaboration by Untitled Film World that captures some remarkably intimate images of wildlife in the coldest and most remote corners of the world. Director Abraham Joffe shot the film with Dom West. They write: During the ...

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Filmmakers braved brutal arctic conditions to make this stunning film ... - Boing Boing

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:27

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Filmmakers braved brutal arctic conditions to make this stunning film ...
Boing Boing
Ghosts of the Arctic is a collaboration by Untitled Film World that captures some remarkably intimate images of wildlife in the coldest and most remote corners of ...

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'A very different type of Canadian pride': Saskatoon student to return to Nunavut with international expedition - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:52

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

'A very different type of Canadian pride': Saskatoon student to return to Nunavut with international expedition
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Afsohneh Amirzadeh, a 16-year-old student at Walter Murray Collegiate Institute, is one of a handful of students selected for a two-week Arctic expedition this month with the Students on Ice program. Amirzadeh visited Nunavut on a five-day trip in ...

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Gekko exec on the challenges of working in the Arctic - MINING.com

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:58

Gekko exec on the challenges of working in the Arctic
MINING.com
Gekko Systems' execs usually talk very proudly about the company's Python process plant installed at TMAC Resources' (TSX:TMR) Hope Bay Project, located in Nunavut, Canada. Speaking to MINING.com's Michael McCrae at the Prospectors & Developers ...

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Arctic dog breeds growing in demand through popular culture, then abandoned - ABC Local

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:44

ABC Local

Arctic dog breeds growing in demand through popular culture, then abandoned
ABC Local
With arctic dog breeds gaining popularity through Game of Thrones and the movie Snow Dogs, many people are finding their new pets are more difficult to manage than they first realised, and abandon them. But according to Janelle Wyatt, dogs really are ...

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Canadian military developing surveillance system to monitor Arctic waters - CBC.ca

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:09

CBC.ca

Canadian military developing surveillance system to monitor Arctic waters
CBC.ca
The roots of the station itself are a throwback to the Cold War, when the location acted as a choke point to monitor any Soviet submarines passing through the Arctic. Vessels travelling the most common route down Lancaster Sound have to pass within ...

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Forget Ukraine, Britain is at the heart of Russia's new Arctic showdown with the West - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:45

Telegraph.co.uk

Forget Ukraine, Britain is at the heart of Russia's new Arctic showdown with the West
Telegraph.co.uk
The world is not short of hotspots: Syria; North Korea; Libya; Ukraine … But one of the hottest is also one of the coldest – the Arctic, which is rapidly becoming the front line in a new Russian game of expansion. On Franz Josef Land, an ice-covered ...

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Alaska's whale hunters wait for Trump's Arctic oil plan - BBC News - BBC News

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:09

Alaska's whale hunters wait for Trump's Arctic oil plan - BBC News
BBC News
The BBC's Claire Marshall travels more than 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle to meet the Inupiat, who call the ocean their "garden".

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This Speedo-Clad Environmentalist Is Swimming Through the ... - Atlas Obscura

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:33

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This Speedo-Clad Environmentalist Is Swimming Through the ...
Atlas Obscura
Endurance athlete Lewis Pugh is braving subzero water to draw attention to the effects of climate change. by Cara Giaimo. August 02, 2017 ...
One kilometre along the Arctic sea ice – my hardest ever swim ...Climate Home

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Jersey guy takes on challenge of rowing across the Arctic Ocean | Di Ionno - NJ.com

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:23

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Jersey guy takes on challenge of rowing across the Arctic Ocean | Di Ionno
NJ.com
In a few days from now, Tyler Carnevale will be on top of the world -- in the physical and spiritual sense. He will be rowing about 1,200 miles across the Arctic Ocean with five other men, trying to complete the kind of record-breaking endurance ...

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Zukunft: US Presence in Arctic Won't Stop Chinese, Russian Encroachment Without Law of the Sea Ratification - USNI News

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:30

USNI News

Zukunft: US Presence in Arctic Won't Stop Chinese, Russian Encroachment Without Law of the Sea Ratification
USNI News
The Coast Guard commandant warned that his service's presence in the Arctic may not be enough to ward off Chinese and Russian encroachment unless the U.S. signs the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea – and that even if the U.S. signed ...
Coast Guard Commandant: Warming in the Arctic Leading to Territorial DisputesNewsmax

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