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Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence - The Spokesman-Review

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:49

The Spokesman-Review

Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence
The Spokesman-Review
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, right, inspect a cavity in a glacier on the Franz Josef Land archipelago in Arctic Russia, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin / Associated Press). By Vladimir ...
Russia Can Wait for $70 Oil Before Re-Entering Arctic WatersBloomberg
Putin tours desolate northern archipelago amid international Arctic summitRT
Russia's Arctic Militarization: A Reality CheckHuffington Post
The Independent Barents Observer
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Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice - Harvard Gazette

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:49

Harvard Gazette

Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice
Harvard Gazette
In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible — a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything requiring photosynthesis to survive. So, how was this bloom ...
Arctic turns green as sea ice melts to record low levelsThe Independent
Thinning ice creates undersea Arctic greenhouses | Science NewsScience News
Ask a Climatologist: Arctic sea ice drives climate around the globeKTOO
Reuters
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New “Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act” a Testament to Resolve - Natural Resources Defense Council

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:02

New “Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act” a Testament to Resolve
Natural Resources Defense Council
Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-2) and 36 original cosponsors today reintroduced the “Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act,” which prohibits the provision of new oil and gas leases, as well as the renewal of old ones, in America's Arctic Ocean. The legislation builds ...

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How Putin's Pursuit of Stalin's Arctic Dream Lost Global Appeal - Bloomberg

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:00

Bloomberg

How Putin's Pursuit of Stalin's Arctic Dream Lost Global Appeal
Bloomberg
Vladimir Putin wanted to remake Josef Stalin's quest for a greater foothold in the Arctic into a global shipping bonanza that could compete with the Suez. For now, however, Russia will have to be content to go it alone. Vladimir Putin and Dmitry ...
Russian Firm Looks to Build Second Arctic LNG PlantThe Maritime Executive
Russia may produce 70m tonnes of Arctic LNG a yearUpstream Online
Arctic LNG 2 Output May Exceed Yamal PlantMarineLink

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Why Russia Gave Up Alaska, America's Gateway to the Arctic ... - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:55

U.S. News & World Report

Why Russia Gave Up Alaska, America's Gateway to the Arctic ...
U.S. News & World Report
Learn how and why Russia ceded its control over Alaska to the U.S. 150 years ago.

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Lukoil develops new technology for Arctic oil spill response - World Oil - WorldOil (subscription)

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:41

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Lukoil develops new technology for Arctic oil spill response - World Oil
WorldOil (subscription)
MOSCOW -- LUKOIL has developed a new technique to respond to oil spills in the Arctic waters. The new multi-patented technology is based on the use of ...
Moscow sees Arctic oil as an option - UPI.comUPI.com
TASS: Business & Economy - Expert notes Arctic looking forward to ...TASS

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White House Mum on Arctic Priorities as Key Meeting Approaches - Eos

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 07:27

White House Mum on Arctic Priorities as Key Meeting Approaches
Eos
When the United States hands off its chairmanship of an influential Arctic forum to Finland in May, policy experts say the Trump administration could use the high-level diplomatic meeting where the handoff will occur as a chance to focus on Arctic issues.

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How to defuse the methane timebomb in the Arctic? Unleash the mammoths! - Grist

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 17:47

Grist

How to defuse the methane timebomb in the Arctic? Unleash the mammoths!
Grist
A scientist living deep in Siberia thinks that bringing mammoths back from extinction could keep the Arctic ground perma-frozen. Keeping it frozen is important. In some places the permafrost reaches a mile deep; thaw that out, and it will belch clouds ...

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I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations? - ScienceBlogs (blog)

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:06

ScienceBlogs (blog)

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations?
ScienceBlogs (blog)
doubt So says Victoria Herrmann in the Graun; with subheading These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average. The alert will immeadiately wonder: do you mean citations, or data?

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Get the world's dirtiest shipping fuel out of the Arctic - Nunatsiaq News

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:31

Nunatsiaq News

Get the world's dirtiest shipping fuel out of the Arctic
Nunatsiaq News
This loss of Arctic sea ice opens up potential for an increase in shipping, and with that, the risk of disasters. To counter such risks, last December the United States and Canada announced a “phase down” of the dirtiest of marine fuels: heavy fuel oil ...

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MSI's mini gaming PC is VR-ready, yet quieter than a library - CNET

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:28

CNET

MSI's mini gaming PC is VR-ready, yet quieter than a library
CNET
A black version of the petite 4.7-liter system was originally announced at CES 2017, but for a limited time you can get an Arctic color option. It's still running on an ITX-format MSI GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, which, combined with its Core i7 ...
MSI unveils Frosty Limited Edition Trident 3 Arctic (VR7RD-048US) VR-Ready gaming PCBetaNews
MSI Unveils Limited Edition Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC - Screen RantScreen Rant
MSI launches console-sized VR ready gaming PC, the Trident 3 ArcticTechSpot
The Tech Report, LLC -guru3d.com (press release) -TweakTown
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A Century-Old Arctic Shipwreck Could Help Us Predict Extreme Weather - FiveThirtyEight

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:01

FiveThirtyEight

A Century-Old Arctic Shipwreck Could Help Us Predict Extreme Weather
FiveThirtyEight
For two years, members of the Jeannette's crew waited, recording observations about the strange Arctic world around them in the ship's logbooks: temperatures, barometric pressure, features of the beautiful auroras above them and more. They hoped that ...

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Russia's Arctic Militarization: A Reality Check - Huffington Post

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:46

Huffington Post

Russia's Arctic Militarization: A Reality Check
Huffington Post
In spite of this Arctic sabre rattling, it is important to keep this capability in perspective. Few of these new Russian capabilities can actually be projected beyond the Russian Arctic. Russia's strategic bomber flights into the region are flown from ...
Russia Can Wait for $70 Oil Before Returning to Arctic WatersBloomberg
Pivot to the Arctic: implications for the Gulf Cooperation CouncilUPI.com
Finnish and Russian presidents to meet at Arctic ForumYLE News
News Deeply -The Independent Barents Observer -TASS
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I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations ... - The Guardian

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:13

The Guardian

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations ...
The Guardian
These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average.

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URGENT: how you can help bring back the woolly mammoth Arctic landscape - The Siberian Times

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:37

The Siberian Times

URGENT: how you can help bring back the woolly mammoth Arctic landscape
The Siberian Times
However, most importantly, today it is a tool to mitigate climate change. Grasslands with numerous grazing animals have a capacity to slow the climate warming and prevent permafrost from melting. 'If permafrost in the Arctic melts, it will trigger a ...

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Basically, the Arctic Is Melting, the World Has Gone Crazy, and It's All Our Fault - Mother Jones

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 05:09

Mother Jones

Basically, the Arctic Is Melting, the World Has Gone Crazy, and It's All Our Fault
Mother Jones
A key factor is the fast-melting Arctic, which is now strongly linked to extreme weather across Europe, Asia, and North America. Rising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have long been expected to lead to increasing extreme weather events, as they ...
Droughts, floods from weird jet stream linked to Arctic heatThe Weather Network
Climate change is altering global air currents – increasing droughts, heatwaves and floodsThe Independent
Climate Change-Fueled Jet Stream Linked to Brutal Floods and Heatwaves, Says StudyInsideClimate News
Washington Post -Tech Times -Nature
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This Is Russia's Warship Built Specifically For Arctic Fighting - The Drive

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:46

The Drive

This Is Russia's Warship Built Specifically For Arctic Fighting
The Drive
Much has been made about America's so-called "icebreaker gap"—Russia has roughly 40 with many more in production while the US has one that is operational—and we have talked extensively about how the frigid arctic is likely to be a contested territory ...

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Arctic sets record for low levels of sea ice - SentinelSource.com ... - The Keene Sentinel

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:26

The Arctic Journal

Arctic sets record for low levels of sea ice - SentinelSource.com ...
The Keene Sentinel
Floating sea ice at the top of the world has set another troubling record for its low spatial extent, shattering a prior record set just two years ago for this key ...
Shrinking Arctic sea ice threatens the majestic Beluga whale ...The Guardian
The butterfly's effect | The Arctic JournalThe Arctic Journal
'Near Threatened' Beluga Whales in Danger as Arctic Sea Ice ...Nature World News
Tech Times
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Museum of naval Arctic convoys to open in St. Petersburg - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:53

Museum of naval Arctic convoys to open in St. Petersburg
Russia Beyond the Headlines
A Museum of the history of the Arctic Convoys 1941-1945 is to be opened at St. Petersburg's Admiral Makarov State University of the Maritime and Inland Shipping. The foundation ceremony took place on March 1 and the opening is planned for August 2018.

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