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Archive for September, 2009 :

Navy To Swap Crews On Arctic Ships
September 30th, 2009

The Canadian navy is considering adopting a long-standing coast guard practice of swapping out crews for vessels assigned to the harsh environs of the Arctic.


Norway Pushes for Arctic Drilling
September 25th, 2009

Oil & gas rich Norway is looking towards the Arctic to expand dwindling reserves.


Arctic Ship Searchers Encounter Inuit Ire
September 21st, 2009

A group seeking the sunken ships of the lost Arctic Franklin expedition has come under fire from the Nunavut’s Justice Department for conducting the search without Inuit approval.


Arctic Ice Shrinks to 3rd Smallest
September 18th, 2009

Arctic sea ice coverage was up slightly this year compared to the last two years but still shows a rapid reduction in the amount of ice since records were kept.


Northern Premiers Want More for Arctic
September 18th, 2009

Canada’s northern premiers want more attention focused on Arctic communities and climate change.


Friendlier Arctic Seas Bring Opportunity, And Risk
September 18th, 2009

The Arctic is one of the Earth’s last great frontiers and as people begin to pour in the risks mount.


Russia Wins as Arctic Trade Routes Open Up
September 18th, 2009

The first commercial transit of the Northeast passage through the Russian Arctic has taken place.


Competing Northern Passages
September 18th, 2009

The battle of words for the Arctic is heating up as two commercial ships transit Russia’s Northeast Passage for the first time ever.



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