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Arctic excursion reinforces the history and awe of Alaska - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 03:07

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Arctic excursion reinforces the history and awe of Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — I hadn't been above the Arctic Circle in years, so when my wife, Karen, suggested we join a group heading north over the long Fourth of July weekend as part of a fundraiser for North for Science, I jumped at the chance. North for Science ...

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Gauging Arctic Summer Sea Ice Melting - Space Ref (press release)

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 16:52

Space Ref (press release)

Gauging Arctic Summer Sea Ice Melting
Space Ref (press release)
"Most of the central Arctic Ocean used to be covered with thick multiyear ice that would not completely melt during the summer and reflect back sunshine," said Nathan Kurtz, IceBridge's project scientist and a sea ice researcher at NASA's Goddard Space ...

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Amazon To Arctic, Part II: When Forests Tip Over - HuffPost

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 16:16

Amazon To Arctic, Part II: When Forests Tip Over
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During those three years, I traveled through some of the most important ecological zones on the planet including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Brazilian Amazon, the Peruvian Andes, the Mississippi Delta, and Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife ...

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From beach parties to the Arctic, Vacation Bible School activities for the week of 7-29-17 - Herald & Review

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 15:49

From beach parties to the Arctic, Vacation Bible School activities for the week of 7-29-17
Herald & Review
West Decatur Church of God. 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 31 to Aug. 4, West Decatur Church of God, 4500 W. Main St. Theme: "Operation Arctic: Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet." Open to ages 3 through ninth grade. (217) 422-1227. Angry.

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New Arctic The Journey - Colorado Springs Gazette

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 12:13

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New Arctic The Journey
Colorado Springs Gazette
Master Mariner Jyri Viljanen, captain of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica, looks out from the bridge after docking the ship in Nuuk, Greenland, as it arrives after traversing the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Saturday ...
Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest PassageThe Denver Post
Icebreaker sets mark for earliest Northwest Passage transitseattlepi.com
New Arctic - Associated Press NewsAssociated Press News

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'That was a tough one': SA's Lewis Pugh after latest Arctic ice swim - Times LIVE

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 09:45

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'That was a tough one': SA's Lewis Pugh after latest Arctic ice swim
Times LIVE
South African activist Lewis Pugh swam 1km alongside the edge of the Arctic sea ice on Saturday to highlight what he called “runaway climate change”. The swim in minus 0.5C water lasted 22 minutes — much longer than the 17½ minutes Pugh expected.

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Miss Arctic Circle to focus on place-based education - Arctic Sounder

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 02:18

Miss Arctic Circle to focus on place-based education
Arctic Sounder
Every year at Kotzebue's annual Fourth of July festivities, the town crowns a new Miss Arctic Circle who is tasked with representing her community, culture, and people, both within the region and at outside events. This year, Miss Sisualik candidate ...

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OPINION: Arctic not ready for spill cleanup - Arctic Sounder

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 02:18

OPINION: Arctic not ready for spill cleanup
Arctic Sounder
But when the head of the U.S. Coast Guard tells the United States Congress that we are not ready to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic, you can pretty much take that to the bank. Admiral Paul Zukunft told federal lawmakers that the agency learned a ...

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American Geographer Talks Climate Change In Arctic And Opportunities For Prince Rupert - CFTKTV

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 20:19

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American Geographer Talks Climate Change In Arctic And Opportunities For Prince Rupert
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An American geographer spent the day in Prince Rupert talking about the rapid change in the Arctic and what this could mean for the city. Dr. Mike Sfraga is the Director of the Polar Initiative at Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.. Doctor Sfraga ...

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Push for Arctic Energy Development Met With Criticism | National ... - U.S. News & World Report

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:20

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Push for Arctic Energy Development Met With Criticism | National ...
U.S. News & World Report
While lawmakers cite economic and national security reasons for arctic resource development, critics caution that drilling should focus on less-sensitive areas.

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AP PHOTOS: Scenes beneath the midnight sun in the Arctic - ABC ... - ABC News

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 06:32

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AP PHOTOS: Scenes beneath the midnight sun in the Arctic - ABC ...
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The sun dips below the horizon at midnight as trainee Maatiusi Manning takes in the view from aboard the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails toward ...
AP PHOTOS: Scenes beneath the midnight sun in the ArcticFairfield Citizen

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Ice melt opens up increased Arctic maritime and military activity - IHS Jane's 360

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 04:57

Ice melt opens up increased Arctic maritime and military activity
IHS Jane's 360
The Arctic has been gradually warming since the middle of the 19th century, and since 1950 this trend has accelerated. It has heated up twice as rapidly as the rest of the planet, and average temperatures are now higher than at any time in at least the ...

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson, an Iowa grad, was an Arctic explorer, reindeer expert - The Daily Nonpareil

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:06

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson, an Iowa grad, was an Arctic explorer, reindeer expert
The Daily Nonpareil
By then, Stefansson had become a world-renowned celebrity. At one time he had dreamed of being a poet, but, after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1903, his career veered in a very different direction, taking him to the Arctic where he ...

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More ships in Arctic raises risk and fears of disaster - Toronto Star

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:28

Toronto Star

More ships in Arctic raises risk and fears of disaster
Toronto Star
As global warming reduces the extent of sea ice in the Arctic, more ships — cargo carriers as well as liners like the Serenity taking tourists to see the region's natural beauty — will be plying far northern waters. Experts in maritime safety say ...

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How melting sea ice is changing the Arctic and fuelling global warming: 360 video - Toronto Star

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:01

Toronto Star

How melting sea ice is changing the Arctic and fuelling global warming: 360 video
Toronto Star
Sea ice cracks in front of an icebreaker in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Sea ice helps maintain ocean and atmospheric currents that affect weather which is characteristic for certain parts of the world, such as the comparatively mild temperatures ...
Gauging Arctic's summer sea ice melt | Earth | EarthSkyEarthSky
How loss of Arctic sea ice further fuels global warming - San ...San Francisco Chronicle

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Edmonton high school student set for expedition to High Arctic - Edmonton Journal

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:19

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton high school student set for expedition to High Arctic
Edmonton Journal
Devon Island in Canada's High Arctic, north of Baffin Island across Lancaster Sound, is the world's largest uninhabited island. Huge areas are covered in ice sheets hundred of metres thick. The rest is mostly a plateau ecosystem of rocks stripped bare ...

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'Massive' black bear visits home, gets trapped in arctic entryway - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:56

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'Massive' black bear visits home, gets trapped in arctic entryway
Juneau Empire (subscription)
Johnson said she does not keep her trash in the arctic entry but she did have some recycling in a bag. There was food in a freezer in the space, including a turkey, but the bear didn't eat any of it, she said. Johnson was quick to give her pint-size ...

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Portals to new worlds: Martian exploration near the North Pole - UPI.com

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:22

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Portals to new worlds: Martian exploration near the North Pole
UPI.com
The Arctic has long been a frontier for exploration, and now it's being used to open horizons on other planets. Last week, the Mars 160 mission launched phase two of its program, sending an international team to the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station.

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Archaeologists in Arctic Circle discover tomb of war lord's child buried inside bronze bowl 1000 years ago - Mirror.co.uk

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:11

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Archaeologists in Arctic Circle discover tomb of war lord's child buried inside bronze bowl 1000 years ago
Mirror.co.uk
Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a 1,000-year-old war lord's child buried inside a bronze bowl in the Arctic Circle. Remains of the skull of this ancient polar potentate's heir were discovered buried inside a rare and valuable bronze bowl ...

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Sir John Franklin's Arctic medal found in Orkney museum - BBC News

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:09

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Sir John Franklin's Arctic medal found in Orkney museum
BBC News
A medal that has been on display in Orkney's Stromness Museum for years has just been identified as one awarded posthumously to Sir John Franklin. He led an ill-fated Arctic expedition to identify the North West Passage. It isn't inscribed to Franklin ...
Franklin medal mystery solvedThe Orcadian

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