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Archive for January, 2010 :

Arctic Sovereignty At Stake As Federal Funding Sources Lessen
January 26th, 2010

Arctic experts are concerned that Canada is running the risk of losing some of its great land mass to more-organized countries like Russia.


Survey Finds ‘Tropical’ Diseases Are Common in Arctic Dwellers
January 26th, 2010

The kind of worm and protozoan infections that are often called neglected “tropical” diseases are also common among aboriginal peoples living in the Arctic, according to a recent survey.


2010 Census Count Officially Begins Today, North of the Arctic Circle
January 26th, 2010

The Census count officially begins today with a choreographed event in a remote Alaskan village, where U.S. Census Director Robert Groves will hand-deliver a questionnaire to the first of roughly 300 million Americans.


Emblem For Winter Olympics Inspired By Inukshuk
January 26th, 2010

The emblem of the Olympic Winter Games is a colourful humanoid with arms spread wide, a contemporary interpretation of a stone landmark called an Inukshuk with a history stretching back more than 3,000 years in Inuit culture.


Physicist Shares Arctic Circle Adventures With Youngsters
January 26th, 2010

Through photos of sled dogs and Arctic explorers, the display of survival gear and the words of a man who’s been to the top of the world, the North Pole was brought to a classroom filled with 4- and 5-year-olds attending the Community Cooperative Nursery School in Rowayton on Monday.


Rescue Near for Hunter Stranded On Ice Floe
January 25th, 2010

A hunter trapped on an Arctic ice floe since Friday was expected to be rescued late last night, Canadian military forces said.


Battle Over Fossils, Coal Brews In High Arctic
January 25th, 2010

A Vancouver-based mining company is seeking for Nunavut government’s approval to mine a world renowned fossil site, by letting fossil experts join them during the digging.


Shell Faces Legal Fight Over Arctic Wells
January 25th, 2010

Shell paid $2.2bn for leases to drill for oil off Alaska. But conservation and indigenous groups claim US government skimped on review of dangers.


Faulty Battery Let Down Arctic Trio
January 25th, 2010

A faulty battery thwarted plans to study the rate of global warming in the Arctic using cutting edge technology, a Westcountry explorer has admitted.


Arctic Explorer Featured
January 25th, 2010

A member of the first expedition to cross the frozen Arctic Ocean by dog team spoke to the Jan. 20 speaker’s meeting of the history committee of the Orillia Museum of Art and History.


Climate Scientists Underestimating Amount of Arctic Warming
January 25th, 2010

Environment Canada says climate scientists who track global temperature trends may be underestimating the amount of warming in the Canadian Arctic, because they are working with data from a declining sample of weather stations across the region.


Arctic Outpost Gives Canada Chance to Heal G-7 Split
January 25th, 2010

The Canadian Finance Minister says he will have a chance to push for reforms and unity among his Group of Seven counterparts as they face few distractions when they meet in an Arctic outpost to rein in diverging policies on the future of bank regulation.


Arctic Fiber-optic Cable Could Benefit Far-flung Alaskans
January 14th, 2010

Alaska Native corporations and a multinational firm are planning to build the first fiber-optic cable between Asia and Europe through the Arctic.


Most Norwegians Want Arctic Drilling Study: Survey
January 14th, 2010

An industry-backed survey published on Thursday shows most Norwegians favor an impact study that could pave the way to open a pristine, fish-rich Arctic area to oil activities and prolong Norway’s energy boom.


Arctic Researchers Frozen Out of Gov’t Funding: Scientist
January 14th, 2010

Canadian researchers are being left out in the cold by the Ottawa bureaucracy that is grounding critically important Arctic expeditions, says a top polar scientist.


Arctic Polar Bears Imperilled By Man-made Pollution
January 14th, 2010

The long term survival of polar bears is being threatened by man-made pollution that is reaching the Arctic.


Arctic a Growing Security Issue for U.S.
January 14th, 2010

The CIA normally concerns itself with terrorism and other threats to U.S. security, so the recent revelation that it is routinely monitoring the Arctic’s rapidly shrinking ice cap, and now sharing spy satellite photos with climate-change scientists, caught some by surprise.



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