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Can Arctic countries adapt an energy strategy that lets the Arctic live? - Bellona

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 18:40

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Can Arctic countries adapt an energy strategy that lets the Arctic live?
Bellona
TROMSØ – How can the Arctic be preserved for future generations when the climate is changing and temptations to drill it for oil and gas seem insurmountable? What kind of adaptive measures can be applied to transition to the so-called “blue” economy?

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Compelling co-operation - The Arctic Journal

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:02

The Arctic Journal

Compelling co-operation
The Arctic Journal
The establishment of the Arctic Council in 1996 allowed not only the eight Arctic countries but also many countries situated southward, as well as international organisations, to combine efforts in the co-ordination of international and external ...

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Arctic Air Grips Connecticut - Hartford Courant - Hartford Courant

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:51

Hartford Courant

Arctic Air Grips Connecticut - Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant
Arctic air has arrived, and it will grip Connecticut for the next two days. Overnight, temperatures will be in the lows under clearing skies which will drop.

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Arctic ice forecasters help subs come up for air - The Guardian

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:32

Arctic ice forecasters help subs come up for air
The Guardian
Diminishing ice cover has increased political and economic competition for resources inside the Arctic Circle. This means more submarine operations, which are doubly claustrophobia-inducing, as a sub can only surface where the ice is comparatively thin.

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Pentagon: Arctic melt requires updated US strategy - Climate Home

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:05

Climate Home

Pentagon: Arctic melt requires updated US strategy
Climate Home
An updated US military strategy for the Arctic says “diminishing ice levels” due to warming temperatures pose a series of security risks to the country. Released this week at the request of Alaska senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican, the 16-page ...

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Petersburg mayor reports back from international arctic conference - KFSK

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:06

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Petersburg mayor reports back from international arctic conference
KFSK
Petersburg mayor Mark Jensen spent last week in northern Norway, attending an international conference on the arctic. Jensen estimates about 2000 people attended the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. Attendees heard keynote presentations ...

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Russian biologists create Arctic digital herbarium - TASS

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:02

Russian biologists create Arctic digital herbarium
TASS
YEKATERINBURG, February 2. /TASS/. Biologists of the scientific center for Arctic studies are creating a herbarium of the Arctic and sub-Arctic zones in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, the center's press service said on Thursday. "The herbarium ...

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'Tis best to give and to receive - The Arctic Journal

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:57

The Arctic Journal

'Tis best to give and to receive
The Arctic Journal
Citizens from any country are eligible to nominate candidates for the High North Hero award. The nominee may be individual, a company or an organisation that meets at least one of the following criteria: - The nominee has significantly contributed to ...

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Arctic Foresight Analysis 2013-2016 is out now! Highlights from the launch - The Arctic Journal

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:50

Arctic Foresight Analysis 2013-2016 is out now! Highlights from the launch
The Arctic Journal
The new report, Future Regional Development Policy for the Nordic Arctic: Foresight Analysis 2013–2016, shows the results of a participatory foresight project, summarized in a number of policy recommendations. It captures the everyday life and future ...

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Starvation after weather event killed caribou on remote Arctic island - CBC.ca

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:02

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Starvation after weather event killed caribou on remote Arctic island
CBC.ca
Dozens of dead caribou found on a remote, uninhabited Arctic island died from starvation, likely because of a storm, says Nunavut's Department of Environment. Last summer, 47 carcasses were found on Prince Charles Island by a group of researchers from ...

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Gleaning info about the Arctic, from the icy 'lab' of Antarctica - Anchorage Press

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 02:44

Gleaning info about the Arctic, from the icy 'lab' of Antarctica
Anchorage Press
In the Arctic, almost all the seals that reproduce on ice do so on pack ice, which is floating and mobile and unpredictable in its location. So, where the seals are going to be, year in and year out, varies. “They're hard to find,” Burns says. “In ...

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Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt - ScienceBlog.com - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:26

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Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt - ScienceBlog.com
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Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according to new ...

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Pentagon updates Arctic military strategy | Washington Examiner - Washington Examiner (blog)

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:01

Pentagon updates Arctic military strategy | Washington Examiner
Washington Examiner (blog)
Defense Department officials on Wednesday released an updated military strategy for the Arctic that previews an expansion of the U.S. Navy to deter Russian ...

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Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At ... - NPR

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:10

NPR

Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At ...
NPR
The fruit is one of the first GMOs to be marketed directly to consumers, not at farmers. It's headed to test markets this month. And it's a sign of how the science of ...

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Bellona seminar says old ship fuels should be banned in the Arctic - Bellona

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:14

Bellona

Bellona seminar says old ship fuels should be banned in the Arctic
Bellona
Bellona seminar says old ship fuels should be banned in the Arctic. TROMSج—Bellona has called for a ban on the use of heavy fuel oils in shipping in the Arctic, and said the industry should apply best available technologies to offset costs.

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Coal mine dust lowers spectral reflectance of Arctic snow by up to 84 ... - Science Daily

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:53

Science Daily

Coal mine dust lowers spectral reflectance of Arctic snow by up to 84 ...
Science Daily
Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according to new ...
Coal mine dust accelerates snow melt in the Arctic - UPI.comUPI.com

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'Beyond the extreme': Scientists marvel at 'increasingly non-natural ... - Washington Post

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:32

Washington Post

'Beyond the extreme': Scientists marvel at 'increasingly non-natural ...
Washington Post
The Arctic is so warm and has been this warm for so long that scientists are struggling to explain it and are in disbelief. The climate of the Arctic is known to ...

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Fleeting Beauty: Photo Project Captures Arctic Melting - GearJunkie

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:19

Fleeting Beauty: Photo Project Captures Arctic Melting
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“The environment is a key ingredient in all my photographic work. Having travelled to the Arctic numerous times and seeing the rate of change there, I had the idea of creating this new series,” he said. THAW arctic photographer photo gallery timo lieber 2.

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Scientists to study 'warmth isles' in Arctic city of Salekhard - TASS

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:11

Scientists to study 'warmth isles' in Arctic city of Salekhard
TASS
EKATERINBURG, February 1. /TASS/. Scientists and students of the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (MGU) have installed in Salekhard, Russia's only city on the Polar Circle (in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District), an automatic meteorology ...

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