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Archive for August, 2011 :

Is the Media In Connivance With Russia to Trap the US?
August 31st, 2011

An article in the Christian Science Monitor is an indication that the media support the “treaty trap” option favoring the Russians and not the building of any new icebreakers to counter the Russian advantage.


Oil Company Guard Shot A Polar Bear to “Protect” Workers
August 31st, 2011

The shooting of a polar bear marked the first time one of the Arctic region’s iconic bears — listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act — has died during a hazing operation.


Arctic Cannibal Planned to Eat Ten People
August 31st, 2011

Authorities have a clue as to what drove the man to resort to cannibalism.


Scientist Who Exposed Climate Threat to Polar Bears Is Suspended
August 31st, 2011

In the guise of “integrity inquiry” the US government tries to silence an Arctic Scientist to protect the oil firms wanting for Arctic permits.


Arctic Claimants “Agree” on Certain Points
August 31st, 2011

In spite of their strong claims over the Arctic, the claimant states came to a consensus on certain Arctic policies to abide with.


China Moving In On Iceland
August 31st, 2011

There may not be nothing wrong if a wealthy Chinese businessman buys an island. But if that happens to be near the Arctic, there’s cause for suspicion.


Opening of Two Arctic Sea Routes Due to Ice Loss
August 31st, 2011

The opening of two major Arctic Ocean sea routes can only mean one thing: the Arctic is experiencing massive ice loss.


Canada Still Not Ready to Secure Arctic Region
August 31st, 2011

In spite of its claims, Canada is still far back behind in securing its Arctic region.


Oil Is Coming to An End
August 31st, 2011

The scuffle for oil even in the remote areas such as the Arctic is proof that oil is becoming closer to its end.


Canada’s Arctic a “Telecommunications Backwater”
August 31st, 2011

Arctic Canada is a telecommunications backwater and without a federal strategy to increase bandwidth and reduce costs, the North risks falling even further behind.


Arctic Ocean, Coastal and Meteorological Data Shared
August 29th, 2011

NOAA, Shell Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E&P Inc. have signed an agreement to improve collaboration on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic.


New Report Confirms Arctic Melt Accelerating
August 29th, 2011

Arctic ice is melting faster than expected and could raise the average global sea level by as much as five feet this century.


Denmark Unveils ‘Arctic Strategy’
August 25th, 2011

Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen, along with counterparts from the Faroe Islands and Greenland, unveiled an arctic strategy for the next 10 years.


New Icelandic Current Could Change North Atlantic Climate
August 24th, 2011

An international team of researchers has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland that could significantly influence the ocean’s response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways.


Experts say Boeing Crash Shows Need for Arctic Capability
August 22nd, 2011

Saturday’s fatal crash of a large passenger airplane in the High Arctic proves the need for Canada to be able to mount fast, effective search and rescue efforts in the North, say Arctic experts.


More Co-Operation than Competition among Arctic Nations
August 18th, 2011

This development mocks the ludicrous media hype suggesting that there is a bitter rivalry involving Canada, Russia, the United States and Denmark (Greenland) over their sometimes competing claims and interests in the Arctic.


Greenland Publishes Arctic Oil Spill Plan
August 16th, 2011

Following criticism by Greenpeace, Greenland’s government on Monday decided to release Cairn Energy PLC’s oil spill plan for its deepwater drilling in the Arctic.


Russia’s Arctic ‘Sea Grab’
August 15th, 2011

Russia is expected within months to claim to the United Nations its right to annex about 380,000 square miles of the Arctic.


Governor General Set for 1st Eastern Arctic Visit
August 15th, 2011

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife Sharon leave Monday for Nunavut, their first official visit to Canada’s Arctic as the vice-regal couple — but not their first as Canadians.


Arctic Ice Melt Clears Shipping Route to Asia
August 12th, 2011

Arctic sea ice is melting at a near-record pace, opening shipping lanes for cargo traffic between Europe and Asia, according to Russia’s environmental agency.


Melting of Arctic Ice May Halt Temporarily
August 12th, 2011

The retreat of Arctic ice might get a short reprieve in the next decade, a new study finds, but the long-term trend is still toward a complete summer melt.


Canada, U.S., Russia Overcome ‘Suspicions’ in Arctic
August 11th, 2011

It took a major Arctic military exercise to help thaw old Cold War suspicions between Canada, the U.S. and Russia, according to a Canadian Forces report.


Arctic Cruise Explores Changing Ocean
August 11th, 2011

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will embark on a research cruise to the Arctic Ocean August 15 to collect water samples and other data to determine trends in ocean acidification from the least explored ocean in the world.


Rising Temperatures Cause Record Melting of Arctic Ice
August 9th, 2011

Soaring temperatures in July left the amount of Arctic ice at its lowest level on record, continuing a trend of diminishing ice masses that reflects a steady increase in the planet’s temperature.


Russia to beat Canada in Arctic Shipping: France
August 9th, 2011

Russian Arctic shipping routes would attract more traffic than Canada’s Northwest Passage — both made increasingly accessible by melting polar ice — a French envoy predicted Monday.


Solar Storms Are Set to Hit the Earth
August 7th, 2011

Solar storms are brewing about 93 million miles from Earth in what could be the next global crisis.


Arctic Ice Loss Has Been Much Worse Historically
August 5th, 2011

The meltdown underway in the Arctic is remarkable, but an international team of beachcombers has uncovered evidence it’s been much worse before.


Canada to Use Drones to Patrol Arctic
August 5th, 2011

Canada is deploying unmanned surveillance aircraft to the High Arctic for the first time, as part of the largest military exercise ever in the Far North.



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