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Archive for March, 2011 :

Miners Gearing Up in Nunavik
March 28th, 2011

Mining companies are gearing up to develop iron deposits along Nunavik’s Labrador Trough, which stretches deep into the region, south from Ungava Bay.


Science in an Extreme Environment
March 28th, 2011

An elite group of scientists is heading to one of the coldest places on Earth — the Arctic Circle, to carry out vital research on global warming.


Climate Change in the Arctic Could Trigger Diseases in Humans and Animals
March 27th, 2011

Climate change in the Arctic could change the balance of power between humans, animals and the germs or pathogens that make them both sick.


Trouble Aboard a U.S. Submarine in the Arctic
March 27th, 2011

The machine that produces fresh air aboard the USS New Hampshire submarine failed during a mission under the vast ice cap of the Arctic Ocean last week, prompting the submarine to use an alternate oxygen candle system instead.


Mysterious End of the Franklin Expedition Might be Answed by Old Bones
March 26th, 2011

It’s perhaps the coldest of Canadian cold cases: Whose skeleton was recovered from a High Arctic island in 1869 and entombed in a British memorial dedicated to the lost Franklin Expedition?


Inuit 2007 Uranium Policy to Undergo Review
March 21st, 2011

NTI’s (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.) board adopted its current uranium policy in September 2007, but will take into account existing legal obligations to guide its actions when handling applications from uranium exploration firms.


Study Says U.S. Navy Better be Prepared for Arctic Melt
March 21st, 2011

As other nations rush to claim the Arctic Ocean’s resources in the wake of climate change, the National Academy of Sciences reports that the U.S. Navy better be prepared.


Arctic Wetland — A Case for Permanent Protection
March 21st, 2011

A new research has underlined the critical importance of western Arctic Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake region to tens of thousands of birds.


NASA Begins Climate Science Mission in the Arctic
March 21st, 2011

NASA researchers and university partners are in Greenland to continue what’s billed as the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown.


Foreign Minisers to Discuss Future Challenges in the Arctic
March 17th, 2011

Future challenges in the Arctic will be the main for discussions by foreign ministers from the eight member states of the Arctic Council when they meet in Nuuk, capital of Greenland, two months from now.


Gulf Oil Spill Commission Gave Recommendations for Arctic Offshore Drilling
March 17th, 2011

The government panel tasked with investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill made their recommendations for regulating oil drilling in the challenging environment off the coast of Alaska.


Two U.S. Subs Participate in Ice Exercise Off Arctic Ocean
March 17th, 2011

The submarines USS New Hampshire and USS Connecticut are participating in the 2011 Ice Exercise in the Arctic Ocean, the Navy said Tuesday.


“Space Men” Landed in Brutal Arctic Conditions
March 17th, 2011

American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian space station crewmates landed safely in brutally arctic conditions Wednesday on the wind-and-snow swept steppes of Kazakhstan, prompting a hurry-up recovery.


140 Years Later, Arctic Explorer’s Identity Changes Anew
March 17th, 2011

Modern analysis indicates that an Arctic explorer who died 140 years ago, and was thought to have been identified, is actually another person. Researchers are now making cross matches of available photos of the Franklin expedition crews.


Congress Urged to Ratify U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty
March 16th, 2011

A special state House committee on economic development last week urged Congress to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea composed of 160 nations as parties.


U.S. Navy and Coast Guard’s Preparation for Arctic Disputes is Very Poor
March 16th, 2011

Significant climate changes in the Arctic region are creating a potential military, economic and geopolitical battle zone for which U.S. naval forces appear to be poorly unprepared, according to a new report.


Beijing Laying Out Diplomatic Strategy to Partake in the Arctic
March 16th, 2011

A paper recently released by the Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute points out that Beijing is laying out a diplomatic strategy in which Canadian sovereignty over the Arctic would be acknowledged but that allow all other nations — China, of course, included.


Expediting Company Hopes to Cash in on Nunavut Mining
March 16th, 2011

A new expediting company hopes to get in on Nunavut’s booming mineral exploration industry.


A Refuge for Sea Ice During Arctic Summer
March 16th, 2011

With the top of the world leaning back toward the sun, warmth is returning to the far north, where scientists observed in January and February 2011 new record lows in the extent of the giant jigsaw puzzle of sea ice that floats on the Arctic Ocean.


Norway: No Oil Drilling in Arctic Shelf Until 2013
March 15th, 2011

Norway’s government has extended a 30-year moratorium on oil production on its Arctic shelf until 2013 under pressure from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the environmental organization said.


BP May Find Russian Solution Expensive
March 15th, 2011

BP now feels “thorn in the throat” with battle between the company and its Russian joint venture, TNK-BP, which is d


Arctic Situation: Thinning Ice Sheets, Growing Ozone Hole
March 15th, 2011

Extremely cold temperatures in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic have triggered a “massive” loss of ozone in just the past few weeks, a situation that could create the most severe ozone hole yet observed in the Far North, according to Europe’s leading Arctic research group.


“Sick” Arctic, Symptom of Climate Change Status Worldwide
March 15th, 2011

A spate of scientific papers indicate that the health of the Arctic is a reflection of what’s happening on the climate change front.


Braving the Arctic: Equip Yourself with Expert Tips
March 15th, 2011

If you ever desire to try your limits and brave the Arctic, it is best to get some tips from an expert — such as Pen Hadow. These are his top survival tips.


Study Reveals Importance of Arctic’s Teshekpuk Lake
March 15th, 2011

A new study has revealed the critical importance of Teshekpuk Lake region in Arctic, where tens of thousands of birds breed during the brief, but productive arctic summers.


Ottawa OKs Mackenzie Pipeline Project
March 14th, 2011

The proposed Mackenzie natural gas pipeline has received a final nod of approval from Ottawa, bringing to a close seven years of regulatory filings and decades of planning.


Most Arctic Seabirds Have Plastics Inside Their Bellies, Researchers Found
March 14th, 2011

Many birds swallow trash show biologists findings that 84% tested had junk in their guts.


Former Alaska Lt. Gov. is the New Arctic Research Commission Chairwoman
March 14th, 2011

President Obama has named former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer as chairwoman of the Arctic Research Commission.


Mysterious “Flu-like” Outbreak Hits Sanikiluaq
March 14th, 2011

Many people in Sanikiluaq had no idea what caused a disease outbreak that led to more than 100 residents getting sick earlier this winter.


Norway’s New Oil Minister More Open to Drilling in the Arctic
March 14th, 2011

Norway appointed a rising politician as oil and energy minister, who is more open than his predecessor to the prospect of drilling in a pristine Arctic archipelago.


Russian PM: Partnership May Help Develop Arctic Oil
March 14th, 2011

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said an oil partnership TNK-BP may help develop Kara Sea oil fields if agreeable terms are offered to Russian companies.


Russian Defence Minister Doesn’t Want Arctic Militarization
March 14th, 2011

Russia’s Defence Minister Anatoly Serdiukov has said that Russia opposes the militarization of the Arctic.


Climate Change Presents New Health Risks in the Arctic
March 14th, 2011

Climate change presents new risks for food care, sanitation and wellbeing in the Arctic, but little research has been done in remote villages experiencing some of the biggest temperature swings.


Fed’s Arctic Oil Spill Analysis, A Step in the Right Direction
March 14th, 2011

The federal government is taking a step in the right direction by asking for an oil spill analysis, says conservation groups.


Arctic Plankton Blooms as Observed from Space
March 14th, 2011

Climate-driven changes to the Arctic sea-ice could have a significant impact on the blooming of tiny planktonic plants (phytoplankton) with important implications for the Arctic ecosystem.


Gas Pipeline Plan Progressing with New Talks
March 3rd, 2011

The plan to build a gas pipeline from the Canadian Arctic is progressing with the concerned parties already aiming to schedule new discussions next week.


Total Buys Stake in Arctic Gas Project
March 3rd, 2011

The company Total has just joined in Novatek’s Arctic gas project by paying $4 billion.


Russia’s Border Guard Service to Strengthen Control in the Arctic
March 3rd, 2011

The Russian border guard service plans to establish a monitoring network in the Arctic from Murmansk to the Wrangel Island.


Explorers to Test Arctic Waters
March 3rd, 2011

Two British explorers will be braving temperatures as low as -75C on a 60-day Arctic trek to test the sea waters in the area.


Warming Arctic and the Big Freeze, What’s the Connection?
March 3rd, 2011

The freak big freezes that have paralysed parts of Europe and US has been linked to the breakdown of an Arctic weather system named the “Polar Vortex”.


Bashneft Won the Tenders for Development of Two Oil Fields
March 1st, 2011

Russian oil company Bashneft has won the tenders for development of the oil fields Trebs and Titov in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.


Largest Tanker to Sail the Northern Sea Route
March 1st, 2011

A Sovcomflot vessel will this summer be the largest tanker ever to sail the Northern Sea Route with condensate to Asia.


Global Security: What it Means for Canada’s Arctic Interests
March 1st, 2011

The extent of Canada’s public support for traditional views about territorial integrity and national defence should give us pause as we debate the meaning of security in a globalized world.


Arctic Oil and Gas Surveys Yield Discovery of Fish Species
March 1st, 2011

Spurred by the rush to develop the Arctic’s offshore oil and gas riches, scientists are unlocking some mysteries about the marine environment off Alaska’s northern coast.


Ice Age Peoples’ Remains Found in Alaska Burial Site
March 1st, 2011

A newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska contains the cremated remains of one of the earliest inhabitants of North America.


Have Technological Advances Stopped Us From Evolving?
March 1st, 2011

Did we pull ourselves out from the natural selection and progression of species, when we decided to use tools and technology?



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