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How Rocket Debris is Becoming a Risk to Inuit Food Security

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How Rocket Debris is Becoming a Risk to Inuit Food Security

Source: The Conversation/Tiff-Annie Kenny/Tad Lemieux - October 20, 2017

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada and Greenland over more…

Arctic Futures, Part Three

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Arctic Futures, Part Three

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - October 11, 2017

This week on World Ocean Radio: part three of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill discusses the melting of more…

Adventure Tourism Arrives to the Arctic Ocean’s Icy Waters

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Adventure Tourism Arrives to the Arctic Ocean’s Icy Waters

Source: CBC News/ - October 11, 2017

If only the weather had been better, cruise ship passengers on an expedition through the Northwest Passage might have had a chance to snorkel at the wreck more…

6 Reasons Why Americans Shouldn’t Let the ASTRO Bill Happen

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6 Reasons Why Americans Shouldn’t Let the ASTRO Bill Happen

Source: The TerraMar Project/Healthy Oceans Coalition - October 10, 2017

This Wednesday, October 11th 2017  the United States Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on a Bill designed to put more…

Arctic Futures, Part Two

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Arctic Futures, Part Two

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - October 5, 2017

This week on World Ocean Radio: part two of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines the Finland chairmanship more…

Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

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Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - October 5, 2017

The Trump administration has declined to list the Pacific walrus as endangered after deciding that the huge tusked mammals may be able to adapt to the loss more…

Arctic Futures, Part 1

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Arctic Futures, Part 1

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - September 28, 2017

This week on World Ocean Radio: part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, more…

Plastic Pollution Shows No Boundaries: Scientists Find Worrying Signs in the Arctic Ocean

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Plastic Pollution Shows No Boundaries: Scientists Find Worrying Signs in the Arctic Ocean

Source: The Guardian/Jamie Doward - September 25, 2017

A British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

The depressing find, only 1,000 more…

Two Yachts Become First to Make it Through Central Arctic Without Help From Icebreakers

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Two Yachts Become First to Make it Through Central Arctic Without Help From Icebreakers

Source: Independent/Ian Johnston - September 1, 2017

Two yachts have become the first vessels in history to sail into the Central Arctic Ocean without icebreaker support in a fresh sign of how more…

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…