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Arctic Cat execs move on after Textron acquisition - Powersports Business (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 07:50

Arctic Cat execs move on after Textron acquisition
Powersports Business (press release) (subscription) (blog)
Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., sent the following statement: "As we integrate Arctic Cat into Textron Specialized Vehicles, we have realigned our leadership team accordingly so that we can operate as a single, ...

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Fracking comes to the Arctic in a new Alaska oil boom - The Conversation US

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 21:02

The Conversation US

Fracking comes to the Arctic in a new Alaska oil boom
The Conversation US
Arctic lands and waters hold irresistible allure for global oil companies. Despite opposition from environmental groups and President Obama's 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters, exploration in Alaska has revealed massive new volumes of oil.

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Russia unveils Arctic air defence systems - IHS Jane's 360

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 19:58

IHS Jane's 360

Russia unveils Arctic air defence systems
IHS Jane's 360
Russia has displayed versions of the KBP Instrument Design Bureau Pantsyr-S1 and Almaz-Antey Tor-M2 air defence systems integrated onto Vityaz DT-30-series all-terrain tracked carriers (ATTCs) optimised for Arctic operations. An Arctic Tor-M2 is seen ...

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Arctic sea ice at a historic low - KVOA Tucson News

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:06

KVOA Tucson News

Arctic sea ice at a historic low
KVOA Tucson News
NASA scientists and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), have determined that sea ice in the Arctic appears to have reached its lowest wintertime extent calculated on March 7. This is the lowest in 38 years of satellite recording, and at a ...
Another month, yet another record low for Arctic sea iceDiscover Magazine (blog)

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Climate Change: Stunning Aerials Show Toll in the Arctic | Time.com - TIME

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:55

TIME

Climate Change: Stunning Aerials Show Toll in the Arctic | Time.com
TIME
The impact of rising temperatures on the Arctic is unprecedented, with researchers recently ringing the alarm with a historic statistic: this year's maximum sea ice ...
Arctic sea ice at a historic low - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, ArizonaKVOA Tucson News

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Watch Gorgon City in The Smirnoff Arctic Dsico - Mixmag

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:21

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Watch Gorgon City in The Smirnoff Arctic Dsico
Mixmag
On the top of a mountain in an igloo complete with two dancefloors and a chill out area. It's The Smirnoff Arctic Disco at Snowbombing. Mixmag TV was there to film Gorgon City's special 'Kingdom' set for our channel. 'Kingdom Radio' is the UK duo's ...

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Russia's Arctic Troops Are Getting These Specialized Mobile Air Defenses - The Drive

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:22

The Drive

Russia's Arctic Troops Are Getting These Specialized Mobile Air Defenses
The Drive
It's no secret that Russia is building up its forces for combat north of the Arctic Circle and we have previously explored how the frigid wastes are increasingly a point of contention between officials in Moscow and their counterparts in other ...

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Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces - UPI.com

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:49

UPI.com

Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
UPI.com
April 12 (UPI) -- The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions. Russian defense officials disclosed the move during a Defense Ministry Board meeting in Moscow on Wednesday.

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How the Arctic Council Sets the Tone for International Cooperation - World Policy Institute (blog)

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:11

How the Arctic Council Sets the Tone for International Cooperation
World Policy Institute (blog)
In partnership with the Arctic Yearbook, Arctic in Context is pleased to be running a series of interviews with the authors of the peer-reviewed articles that appeared in the 2016 edition. The authors with whom we will speak are among the Arctic ...

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Arctic fox spotted roaming around Hangzhou, netizens worry that it escaped after being bought as a pet - Shanghaiist

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:28

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Arctic fox spotted roaming around Hangzhou, netizens worry that it escaped after being bought as a pet
Shanghaiist
While they may be cute, Arctic foxes don't make the best pets, particularly when they grow up. They can be both aggressive and smelly with some very pungent piss. Last year, the Hangzhou Zoo received several Arctic foxes from owners who no longer ...
Arctic fox roams warm east Chinaecns

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NASA Expedition Flies Planes Over Arctic to Assess Ice Levels ... - NBC New York

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:15

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NASA Expedition Flies Planes Over Arctic to Assess Ice Levels ...
NBC New York
NASA has been examining how polar ice has changed over the last decade or so. Scientists with Operation IceBridge have flown a set of eight-hour research ...

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NASA Expedition Flies Planes Over Arctic to Assess Ice Levels - NBC Bay Area

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 09:13

NBC Bay Area

NASA Expedition Flies Planes Over Arctic to Assess Ice Levels
NBC Bay Area
NASA has been examining how polar ice has changed over the last decade or so. Scientists with Operation IceBridge have flown a set of eight-hour research flights over ice sheets and the Arctic Ocean to monitor Arctic ice loss. They found on March 7 ...

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Strong Arctic winds could harm polar bears' hunting - RTE.ie

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 07:38

RTE.ie

Strong Arctic winds could harm polar bears' hunting
RTE.ie
Polar bears may be at further risk from climate change because stronger winds projected in the Arctic could damage their ability to hunt by smell, research suggests. The apex predator is already threatened by melting sea ice destroying hunting grounds ...
Polar bears rely on smell and wind direction to hunt, study confirmsToronto Star
Ill wind blows for polar bears with climate change set to make hunting seals harderThe Independent
Changing winds another tough break for polar bears: University of Alberta studyEdmonton Sun
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Alaska's Arctic policy adviser falls victim to fake news -- in Russia - Alaska Dispatch News

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:36

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska's Arctic policy adviser falls victim to fake news -- in Russia
Alaska Dispatch News
Craig Fleener, the Arctic policy adviser for Gov. Bill Walker, was at a conference in Russia at the end of March when he was approached by a reporter who asked him two questions: Do Alaskans today wish the state had remained under Russian rule? And did ...

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ARCTIC ICE IN RETREAT - TIME

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:36

TIME

ARCTIC ICE IN RETREAT
TIME
The effects of climate change can be felt growing slowly but subtly in most parts of the world as temperatures inch up and extreme weather occur more frequently. But the shift in the Arctic has been sudden and dramatic with temperatures rising more ...

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Another runner-up Arctic Man finish for Montalbo, Johnson - Alaska Dispatch News

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:38

Alaska Dispatch News

Another runner-up Arctic Man finish for Montalbo, Johnson
Alaska Dispatch News
As Marco Sullivan zoomed to a record sixth Arctic Man victory this weekend, the duo of Scott Montalbo and former Iron Dog champion Tyson Johnson were runners-up for the second-consecutive year – this time by less than a second. Victory was worth ...

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Amateur husky racers brave -24C in Arctic wilderness - Reuters

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 09:41

Amateur husky racers brave -24C in Arctic wilderness
Reuters
Amateur dog-sled racers pushed themselves to the limits to complete a 300 km journey in temperatures as low as -24 degrees Celsius in the Arctic wilderness. Some 30 competitors led more than 200 Alaskan and Siberian Huskies between Signaldalen in ...

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Russia sets up early warning system to detect when its mysterious ... - Mirror.co.uk

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 08:30

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Russia sets up early warning system to detect when its mysterious ...
Mirror.co.uk
Russia is setting up an early warning system of seismic sensors hoping to predict new permafrost explosions leading to the formation of bizarre Arctic craters.
Siberia Has Installed Its First 'Exploding Pingo Detector' - Atlas ...Atlas Obscura

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Russia reveals ATTC-mounted Pantsir-S1 for Arctic operations - IHS Jane's 360

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:17

IHS Jane's 360

Russia reveals ATTC-mounted Pantsir-S1 for Arctic operations
IHS Jane's 360
Russia has displayed a version of the KBP Instrument Design Bureau Pantsir-S1 air defence missile and gun system integrated onto a DT-10PM all-terrain tracked carrier (ATTC) optimised for Arctic operations. The DT-10PM ATTC, which has a typical ...

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