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Cruise Ships in Arctic Take Titanic Risk

11 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

More and more floating pleasure palaces are plying the increasingly ice-choked and unstable waters near the poles. What could possibly go wrong?

Preserving the Languages of the Arctic.

Lorraine Boissoneault writes in Jstor Daily about the 2008 Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium and the link between linguistic preservation and biological diversity in the Arctic; here’s the conclusion: The Saami aren’t the only indigenous people collaborating with scientists to better document the effects of climate change. Show More Summary

Battle for the Arctic: Canada Boosts Military Presence in the Far North

In a bid to consolidate its grip on the Arctic, Canada aims to expand its military presence in the region and make the stay for its troops as comfortable as possible.

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany on Shooting in the Arctic and Making a Boston Marathon Bombing Movie With Jake Gyllenhaal

We all already know that Tatiana Maslany has some serious range, being that she's played an array of clones on BBC America's Orphan Black. But this year at Cannes she got to show off her intimate side, as well as some serious Canadian winter fortitude, in director Kim Nguyen's Two Lovers ... More »

Arctic Ocean methane does not reach the atmosphere

250 methane flares release the climate gas methane from the seabed and into the Arctic Ocean. During the summer months this leads to an increased methane concentration in the ocean. But surprisingly, very little of the climate gas rising...Show More Summary

Americans to Visit Chukotka in Effort to Reunite Arctic Island Families

A group of Americans will travel to Russia’s Chukotka in June in an attempt to reunite families separated during the Cold War on both sides of the Bering Strait, President of Anchorage-based company Circumpolar Expeditions (CPE) told Sputnik.

The U.S. Navy’s Underwater Robots Patrol the Arctic

Kris Osborn U.S. Navy, arctic Navy scientists are using unmanned underwater autonomous robots, or drones, to examine what's called the marginal ice zone The Navy is analyzing research findings from efforts to deploy underwater drones beneath the ice in the Arctic Ocean to assess how quickly the ice is melting and understand how soon the U.S. Show More Summary

The Arctic Heat Wave Is Literally Off the Charts Right Now

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

So far, 2016 has been a record hot year however you slice it—but the Arctic is on fire. A recently updated graph by the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Andrew Slater shows just how freakishly warm it’s been in what is ostensibly one of the coldest regions of our planet. Read more...

Video: Tracking a Snowy Owl Returning Home to the Arctic

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

NPR followed in the footsteps of a GPS-tagged owl named Baltimore from Maryland to Canada.

McDonald's Vows To Protect Fish In The Arctic

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

More than a dozen seafood industry giants, including McDonald's and British grocery retailer Tesco, have joined forces to protect a large swath of the Arctic from increased fishing. The voluntary agreement, signed Wednesday, commitsShow More Summary

What Happened When One Guy Set Out To Follow A Snowy Owl's Path

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

People know surprisingly little about snowy owls -- including what sparks the iconic Arctic birds' occasional mass migrations south. That’s one of the main reasons that scientists Scott Weidensaul and David Brinker launched Project Snowstorm...Show More Summary

Flipping the coin for the Arctic

The tide is turning on Arctic protection. Actors that you may not have expected to play a role, are now stepping up to protect the Arctic; to embrace it as global commons, rather than exploit it. Some of the world's largest seafood and...Show More Summary

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air

Black carbon aerosols--particles of carbon that rise into the atmosphere when biomass, agricultural waste, and fossil fuels are burned in an incomplete way--are important for understanding climate change, as they absorb sunlight, leading...Show More Summary

Home Away From Home: Sweden Moves Arctic Town Being Devoured by the Earth

Your ordinary city is something stationary that generally avoids unnecessary movement. However the town of Kiruna in polar Sweden is packing its bags for fear of being swallowed into the ground.

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air

Black carbon aerosols are important for understanding climate change. Unfortunately, current simulation models consistently underestimate the amount of these aerosols in the Arctic compared to actual measurements. Now, scientists used...Show More Summary

Putin Inaugurates First Oil Shipment Via Russia's New Arctic Gate Terminal

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday officially opened Russia's new Vorota Arktiki (Arctic Gate) terminal with the loading of the first oil shipment at the facility.

US-Russia Cooperation in Arctic Focused on Environment, Science

US-Russian collaboration in the Arctic is concentrated on the environment, science and the indigenous peoples issues, Deputy Head of the Economic Section of the Russian Embassy to the United States Grigory Zasypkin told Sputnik.

Greenland’s Arctic Oil Exploration Unlikely to Bring Results in 5-10 Years

Greenland is not expecting any real outcome of its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic over the next five to 10 years, Greenland’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Jorgen Hammeken-Holm told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Barry Lopez, Arctic Nature Writer

BarryLopez.com Barry Lopez is the fourth in our series about Nature writers who have shaped my understanding of the world. His Arctic Dreams - Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape stands as one of the most encompassing and evocative portraits of a natural place as I have ever read. Show More Summary

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