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Shell Submits Revised Arctic Drilling Plan – Report

Aug 29 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc has sought permission from the U.S. government to drill in the Arctic Ocean and is keeping open the possibility that it could [...] The post Shell Submits Revised Arctic Drilling Plan – Report appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Putin thinks of the past when talking Ukraine – but the Arctic is where he sees Russia’s future

3 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Vladimir Putin is a history buff, and he has made all sorts of historical allusions when talking about Ukraine over the past few days. First, there's the use of the word "Novorossiya," a historical region of the Russia Empire that is now part of Ukraine. The Russian president has referred to Novorossiya in passing before, but the use […]

Climate Change Boosts Some Arctic Industries

Shipping, fishing and tourism in the Arctic are getting a boost from climate change — but at a price, says Reuters, adding the economic benefits aren’t a “cold rush.” Temperatures in the Arctic are rising twice as fast at the world average. This thaw has brought new industries to the icy region: a first cruise ship […]

Commodities Today: Drilling In The U.S. Arctic And Looking At A Permian Driller

By Matthew Smith: With the remarks from President Obama yesterday, along with the intelligence community now suggesting that ISIS could move on to terrorist acts it seems that the West is shifting their focus away from the Ukraine and back towards the Middle East. Show More Summary

Kennewick Man and the Dorsets

It’s the  most beautiful morning ever here in Washington, but I’ve got Greenland on the brain, and the High Arctic, and permafrost, and seal meat. If you lived in the frozen north back in the day, you hunted seals, maybe lurking around the airholes so that when one popped up for a breath you could […]

Ocean Roundup: 20 Coral Species to Gain Federal Protection, Shell Files New Plan for Arctic Drilling, and More

Rough cactus coral, one of the new coral species to be listed as threatened. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it will list 20 new species of coral as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, largely because of climate change. Show More Summary

Prehistoric migrations: DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic

A new DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic. We know people have lived in the New World Arctic for about 5,000 years. Archaeological evidence clearly shows that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate in Alaska, Canada and Greenland for thousands of years. Despite this, there are several unanswered questions about these people.

Rosneft Restores Meteorological Observations System in Kara Sea

As part of a large-scale summer Arctic research expedition "Kara-Summer - 2014" a meteorological station was installed that meets the latest modern requirements for such equipment,

New Evidence Suggests The Arctic's First Settlers Died In Isolation

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An unprecedented genetic study of more than 150 ancient human remains has turned up new clues about the sudden extinction of Paleo-Eskimos, the earliest-known settlers of the Canadian Arctic. Read more...

DNA shows Arctic group's isolation lasted 4,000 years

22 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

A long-gone group of ancient people known as Paleo-Eskimos lived in isolation in the North American Arctic for more than 4,000 years, said a study on Thursday. They trekked from Siberia across the Bering Strait to their new home, and...Show More Summary

The Lost Hobbits of the Eastern Arctic

Scientists never understood what became of the Paleo-Eskimos who once peopled the north. Now they know—and there's new reason to miss them

The prehistory of New World Arctic (Raghavan et al. 2014)

Science 29 August 2014: Vol. 345 no. 6200 DOI: 10.1126/science.1255832 The genetic prehistory of the New World ArcticMaanasa Raghavan et al. The New World Arctic, the last region of the Americas to be populated by humans, has a relatively well-researched archaeology, but an understanding of its genetic history is lacking. Show More Summary

Genes show mysterious PaleoEskimos survived 4,000 years until sudden demise

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity.Show More Summary

No Descendants Are Left from the First Eskimos

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Ancient human DNA is shedding light on the peopling of the Arctic region of the Americas, revealing that the first people there did not leave any genetic descendants in the New World, unlike previously thought. The new findings suggest the Paleo-Eskimos apparently survived in near-isolation for more than 4,000 years.

Warming Aids Arctic Economies, but Short of 'Cold Rush'

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures

Collaboration Tackles Sea Spray Icing Challenges

Sea spray icing is one of the major challenges when operating in Arctic conditions. DNV GL is now launching an industry collaboration which will develop a simulation

DNV GL’s Arctic Map Shows Complex Risk Picture

The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity,

Why the Arctic is worth more than the entire US economy

Title: arctic gas Alt Text: arctic gas Analysts calculates that resources hidden under ice sheets are worth at least $17.2 trillion One-Minute Read Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:08pm As the ice caps recede, the battle to own the Arctic...Show More Summary

Bucket Of Water Fails To Melt Sarah Palin

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the clip: I accept Wasilla Arctic Cat’s #icebucketchallenge to #strikeoutALS and will donate to the Pete Frates #3 Fund. Watch my video to see whom I challenge. Hat tip to actor Patrick Stewart for reminding everyone with his video...Show More Summary

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