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Archive for November, 2009 :

East Antarctica, Long Stable, Is Now Losing Ice
November 25th, 2009

A new study in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests that since about 2006, East Antarctica started declining, just like the world’s other great ice sheets.

Northwest Passage Shipping Could Lead To Trade Rows
November 23rd, 2009

A war will likely never be fought over the Arctic, Canada’s top soldier said Saturday, but its opening up could spark new clashes as far away as the Middle East and between trading nations.

Aboriginals Want Culture Reflected in Northwest Passage Renaming
November 23rd, 2009

Canada’s MPs are pressed to consider the views of Nunavut’s aboriginal population and to honour the millennium of Inuit history in Canada’s North before proceeding with plans to rename the Northwest Passage.

Oil-paid Study Says Arctic Spills Easier To Clean
November 23rd, 2009

Oil spills in Arctic ice may be easier to clean than those in open water, according to research funded by oil companies that are seeking offshore exploration in federal waters.

Tipping Points: Melting Ice, Rising Oceans
November 23rd, 2009

The climate system can pass tipping points, such that large change continues out of our control. An example is ocean warming that leads to melting of ice shelves.

US Navy Braces for Arctic Resources Fight
November 23rd, 2009

The US navy has issued its Arctic roadmap, outlining the potential for competition, conflict and climate change in the waters of the icy north.

‘Corrosive’ Water To Affect Arctic Marine Life
November 23rd, 2009

Scientists have uncovered a large expanse of “corrosive” water in the Canadian Arctic that is putting the marine food web at risk.

Chill-seekers Surf The Arctic Circle
November 14th, 2009

An Australian has joined a group of world-class surfers in riding the freezing waves of the Arctic Circle.

Hundreds of Migrating Reindeer Drown in Collapsing Arctic Ice
November 14th, 2009

Hundreds of reindeer on their annual migration across a frozen lake above Sweden’s Arctic Circle have drowned as ice collapsed beneath them.

Nevada Researcher Gets Grant To Study Ice Cores
November 14th, 2009

A scientist at the Desert Research Institute in Reno has been awarded more than $3.2 million in grant funding to study ice cores and climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stranded Teen on Arctic Ice Kills Polar Bear in Three-night Ordeal
November 14th, 2009

A teenage boy survived by shooting dead a charging polar bear after getting stranded on a chunk of drifting Arctic ice for three nights off Canada.

Time Running Out to Avert Climate Disaster
November 9th, 2009

While people still debate the climate change that is already happening, time is running out to avert massive disaster.

Oceans Ambassador Calls for Arctic Useage Study
November 5th, 2009

FISHING: Slow approach best, oceans ambassador tells group.

Alaskans Fret Over Cruise Ship Pollution Rules
November 5th, 2009

Some Alaska ports of call, along with Gov. Sean Parnell, have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rethink — or at least slow down — its plans to impose stricter air-quality requirements for cruise ships and other large oceangoing vessels.

Walrus Carcasses Found on Arctic Coast
November 5th, 2009

Up to 200 dead walruses have been spotted on the shore of Chukchi Sea on Alaska’s northwest coast.

Subarctic Goose Finds Alaska Warmer Than Mexico
November 5th, 2009

Has global warming become so powerful that Alaska is a better place to spend winter than Mexico? Apparently, some Pacific brant — a small, dark sea goose — think so.

Greenpeace Leader Admits Arctic Ice Exaggeration
November 5th, 2009

The outgoing leader of Greenpeace has admitted his organization’s recent claim that the Arctic Ice will disappear by 2030 was “a mistake.”

Arctic Off Limits To Commercial Fishing Dec. 3
November 3rd, 2009

A plan that puts a large area of the Arctic off-limits to commercial fishing goes into effect Dec. 3, federal officials said Tuesday.

Panic At 2 a.m. — the Search for Multiyear Arctic Ice
November 3rd, 2009

When you’re looking for shrinking packs of multiyear ice in the Arctic Ocean, bizarre things tend to happen.

A Melted Arctic: Gold Mine or Honey Trap?
November 3rd, 2009

As the melting Arctic ice cap opens a new ocean to the world, governments and private speculators are rushing to cash in on lucrative resource deposits and shipping lanes. But they may find these virgin waters a dangerous place to do business…

The State of the Arctic
November 3rd, 2009

The Arctic Report Cards are a timely source of clear, reliable and concise information on the state of the Arctic.

Breaking The Ice About Sassats
November 3rd, 2009

A biologist documented the sassats in Lancaster Sound, which are a cluster of swimming pool-sized air holes in the solid sea ice, that serve as the only lifelines for whales trapped from open water by a sudden advance in the ice edge.

Nunavut Flu-shot Campaign Kicks Off
November 2nd, 2009

Hundreds of Iqaluit residents poured innto Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School, some lining up for as long as an hour before the 11 a.m. opening time, as Nunavut’s two-week mass vaccination campaign against swine flu kicked off Nov. 1.

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