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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice is Changing One of Earth’s Largest Water Circulation System

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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice is Changing One of Earth’s Largest Water Circulation System

Source: Phys.org/Yale University - August 1, 2017

Arctic sea ice is not merely a passive responder to the climate changes occurring around the world, according to new research.

Scientists at Yale University more…

Russia and the Arctic

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Russia and the Arctic

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - July 21, 2017

As Finland begins to outline its Arctic Council agenda for the next two years, Russian involvement and investment in the region continues to grow at more…

Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

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Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

Source: The Hill/Timothy Cama - July 18, 2017

The Trump administration has approved an oil company’s new plan to drill for oil and natural gas in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska.

The more…

Polar Bears Versus People: Researchers Investigate Conflicts Between the Arctic’s Two Main Predators

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Polar Bears Versus People: Researchers Investigate Conflicts Between the Arctic’s Two Main Predators

Source: Hakai Magazine/Gloria Dickie - July 13, 2017

On William Barents’s second Arctic expedition in 1595, the Dutch navigator’s crew had a deadly encounter. While searching for diamonds on an islet near Russia’s more…

Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change

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Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change

Source: Science Daily/University of Manitoba - June 19, 2017

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the more…

A World Affected by Climate Change: The Arctic Shows Signs of What’s to Come

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A World Affected by Climate Change: The Arctic Shows Signs of What’s to Come

Source: Phys.org/Mike Fisher - May 12, 2017

As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development. University of Calgary researchers more…

An Emerging Ocean

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An Emerging Ocean

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - May 3, 2017

Arctic ice is melting at record levels, revealing an ocean open and vulnerable to enterprise and extraction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host more…

New Study Shows Plastic Pollution Building Up in Arctic Waters

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New Study Shows Plastic Pollution Building Up in Arctic Waters

Source: Phys.org/Science Advances - April 21, 2017

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which more…

A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - March 24, 2017

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of more…

Ocean Acidification on the Rise in Western Arctic Ocean

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Ocean Acidification on the Rise in Western Arctic Ocean

Source: Clean Technica/James Ayre - March 6, 2017

Ocean acidification is increasing at a rapid pace in the western Arctic Ocean — both with regard to area and also depth — new research from an more…