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Archive for September, 2011 :

Canadian Ice Shelves Breaking Up at Record Speed
September 29th, 2011

Region lost almost half its ice shelves in last six years.

Global Warming Silver Lining? Arctic Could Get Cleaner
September 27th, 2011

Increased global rainfall may scour pollution from atmosphere, study predicts.

Putin Touts Arctic Northeast Passage
September 27th, 2011

Russian PM Putin pledged to turn the Northeast passage into a key shipping route and modernise its Arctic infrastructure as Moscow seeks to stake out a claim over the energy-rich region.

Russians Move to Bolster Arctic Forces
September 27th, 2011

Just days after Gen. Walt Natynczyk, Canada’s chief of defence staff, left Moscow after meeting his counterpart last weekend.

Offshore Oil Drilling Debated at Arctic Meetings
September 13th, 2011

The National Energy Board is in the final stretch of a year-long review of the safety and environmental requirements for possible Arctic offshore petroleum operations.

PEW Urges Canada to Suspend Arctic Oil Exploration
September 12th, 2011

An environmental group urged Canada to suspend oil exploration in the Arctic, warning that otherwise it risks an environmental disaster worse than the BP spill.

Arctic Ice Set to Match All-Time Record Low
September 8th, 2011

Satellite measurements reveal that volumes have fallen consistently over past 30 years.

8-year-old With Rare Disease Conquers Arctic
September 5th, 2011

When 8-year-old Kareem Ghadban completed the 14-km trek into the Arctic Circle, he claimed victory not just for himself but also for all people with rare disorders.

Insight: Arctic has Great Riches, but Greater Challenges
September 5th, 2011

In parts of the Canadian and U.S. Arctic, buildings are already starting to collapse and roads crumble as the frozen ground warms up.

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