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Long-missing ships of Franklin's Arctic expedition have been found, but mysteries remain - Alaska Dispatch News

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Long-missing ships of Franklin's Arctic expedition have been found, but mysteries remain
Alaska Dispatch News
Despite the best efforts of dozens of British, American and Canadian search parties over the many decades since, they remained hidden beneath the Arctic waters. The lengths to which Franklin's widow, Lady Jane Franklin, went to convince others to find ...

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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling - Boston Herald

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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling
Boston Herald
FILE - This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. President Donald Trump's proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic ...

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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling - PBS NewsHour

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 14:59

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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling
PBS NewsHour
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running ...
Trump priority: Opening Alaska's Arctic Refuge to oil drillingDigital Journal

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Russia plans to build an Arctic military research center - Business ... - Business Insider

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:42

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Russia plans to build an Arctic military research center - Business ...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin himself reportedly ordered the building of the military research center.

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Arctic Stronghold of Seeds Flooded After Permafrost Melts - Climate Central

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:50

Climate Central

Arctic Stronghold of Seeds Flooded After Permafrost Melts
Climate Central
It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world's most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity's food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been ...

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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:15

Digital Journal

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling
Minneapolis Star Tribune
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running ...
Trump priority: Opening Alaska's Arctic Refuge to oil drillingDigital Journal

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Trump administration sought last-minute changes to soften Arctic Council climate-change commitment - Alaska Dispatch News

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:20

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Trump administration sought last-minute changes to soften Arctic Council climate-change commitment
Alaska Dispatch News
When foreign ministers from all eight Arctic nations signed a declaration this month committing their countries to fighting climate change, they had to reckon with a new U.S. president who has dismissed climate science as a hoax and threatened to pull ...
CFR: US Should Increase Strategic Commitment to ArcticGlobal Trade Magazine (blog)
Freeland praises Tillerson's work on Arctic Council climate change statementAppsforPCdaily

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Interior Secretary Zinke will make Alaska stops from Arctic to ... - Alaska Dispatch News

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:07

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Interior Secretary Zinke will make Alaska stops from Arctic to ...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks prior to President Donald Trump signing an executive order reviewing national monument designations in Washington on ...
Interior secretary Zinke to visit Alaska this weekendKTVA.com - Anchorage, Alaska

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'Brain Drain': Arctic Mayors' List of Concerns Include Exodus of Youths from Towns, Villages - KUAC

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:04

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'Brain Drain': Arctic Mayors' List of Concerns Include Exodus of Youths from Towns, Villages
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Leaders of communities in Scandinavia and Iceland who roundtable participants said for the most part that's not an issue in their part of the Arctic. But they and the other mayors at the meeting held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks shared many ...

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Early Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice Is Another Ominous Sign of Rapid ... - Seeker

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:06

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Early Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice Is Another Ominous Sign of Rapid ...
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The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the lower latitudes, and scientists report sea ice across the Nares Strait just collapsed two mont...

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Diverse Alliance Calls on Interior Secretary to Protect Arctic and Atlantic From Drilling - ColorLines magazine

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:36

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Diverse Alliance Calls on Interior Secretary to Protect Arctic and Atlantic From Drilling
ColorLines magazine
Yesterday (May 25), 38 groups of Latinx, Black, Asian American, indigenous and allied groups sent a joint letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to stop offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic. President Donald Trump signed ...

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Methane seeping from Arctic seabed may have an upside - UPI.com

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:11

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Methane seeping from Arctic seabed may have an upside
UPI.com
May 26 (UPI) -- It's been called the Arctic methane time bomb: a vast reservoir of frozen methane buried beneath the Arctic Ocean floor that, if were to melt and somehow reach the atmosphere, could trigger catastrophic climate change. It's the ultimate ...

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The Ice by Laline Paull review – allegory in the Arctic - The Guardian

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:00

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The Ice by Laline Paull review – allegory in the Arctic
The Guardian
Her second novel, The Ice, focuses on human intrigue in the warming Arctic: in its opening pages, a glacier calves to reveal a body, several years dead, and the novel plays out as an inquest into this death. By embedding a mystery in layers of melting ...

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Arctic Challenge exercise aims to increase interoperability > U.S. Air ... - Minuteman

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:51

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Arctic Challenge exercise aims to increase interoperability > U.S. Air ...
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Twelve F-15C Eagles and about 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and two KC-135 Stratotankers and ...
US Arctic Challenge 2017 Air Drills Begin With 11 Nations, 100 AircraftSputnik International

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Rex Tillerson signed a statement supporting Arctic science. Trump's ... - Washington Post

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:37

Washington Post

Rex Tillerson signed a statement supporting Arctic science. Trump's ...
Washington Post
The Trump administration's latest budget proposal aims to significantly reduce funding for Arctic climate research, among other environmental programs — a ...

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Capitol room named for late Arctic leader - The Arctic Sounder

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:21

Capitol room named for late Arctic leader
The Arctic Sounder
Memory of the late Arctic leader Rep. Albert "Al" P. Sikkiagruk Adams will live on in perpetuity at the state Capitol with the naming of a room in his honor. The Legislature passed a resolution to dedicate to him the House Finance Committee meeting ...

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Alaska's Sea Ice Is Melting Unusually Early, 'Another Sign Arctic Is ... - InsideClimate News

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:20

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Alaska's Sea Ice Is Melting Unusually Early, 'Another Sign Arctic Is ...
InsideClimate News
The meltdown, following an extra warm Arctic winter, will have an impact on coastal communities and permafrost. By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News. May 26 ...
As Arctic sea ice shows record decline, scientists prepare to go blindMongabay.com

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As Arctic sea ice shows record decline, scientists prepare to go blind - Mongabay.com

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:53

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As Arctic sea ice shows record decline, scientists prepare to go blind
Mongabay.com
In March 2017, when Arctic sea ice is typically at its maximum winter extent, circling U.S. satellites recorded an extent of just 5.57 million square miles — the lowest maximum in the record's 38-year history, breaking the previous record set two ...
Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing Off Alaska More Than a Month EarlyInsideClimate News

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Climate Change Could Uncover An Abandoned Arctic Nuclear Base - Huffington Post Canada

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:14

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Climate Change Could Uncover An Abandoned Arctic Nuclear Base
Huffington Post Canada
Climate change is causing record levels of ice to disappear from the Arctic, and the melt is unearthing something that was supposed to stay buried for centuries — an abandoned U.S. nuclear base. Camp Century was built in Greenland in 1959 during the ...

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