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US Marine Corps during an exercise at the Rena artillery range, Norway. 
(Photo: Øyvind Rognmo / Norwegian Armed Forces)

UK Defence Focuses on the Arctic – More Investment Needed

16/10/2018 kl 11:56 0 kommentarer

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson 30th September announced a new Defence Arctic Strategy, which will increase the Ministry of Defence’s focus on the Arctic.



Arctic sea ice off the coast of Svalbard, Norway. (Photo:
Courtesy Christopher Michel on Flickr under (CC BY 2.0))

Unprecedented Lack of Refreeze Across Arctic as Ice Continues to Melt

11/10/2018 kl 10:49 0 kommentarer

Ice extent across the Arctic Ocean reached its annual minimum about two weeks ago. At this point ice would normally be forming rapidly, especially in the center of the Arctic Ocean. However, ice coverage in the Central Arctic Basin, the largest part of the Arctic Ocean comprising around 4.5 million square kilometers, continues to decline puzzling climate scientists.



A sunny day at Yukon College’s Whitehorse campus (Photo credit: Desiree Hauswald for High North News).

Canada: New Indigenous governance degree program off to promising start

08/10/2018 kl 09:13 0 kommentarer

Indigenous governance program responds to community needs; a hit with students.



Arc7 LNG carriers loading liquefied natural gas from Yamal at the Port of Sabetta
(Source: Courtesy of Novatek)

Novatek’s Yamal LNG To Face Logistical Challenges During Winter Months

05/10/2018 kl 09:24 0 kommentarer

Russian natural gas major Novatek is bound to face logistical challenges at its Yamal LNG operation despite ongoing efforts to streamline shipping operations. The company aims to open the third production line or train at the end of 2018, more than six months ahead of schedule, while it won’t take delivery of the last batch of five ice-class Arc7 LNG carriers until later in 2019.



USCGC Polar Star icebreaker sits hove-to outside McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Photo:  PA2 Mariana O'Leary)

Dark Skies for America’s Future Icebreaker Fleet

28/09/2018 kl 10:38 0 kommentarer

A new report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) casts a dark cloud over the icy shimmer of hope that the Coast Guard will be able to deliver on its 2023 icebreaker promise.



The icebreaker Polarstern traveling in the central Arctic Ocean.  (Photo:: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Mario Hoppmann (CC-BY 4.0).)

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Continues Downward Trend

21/09/2018 kl 10:31 0 kommentarer

Arctic sea ice reaches the sixth-lowest summer extent since observations began nearly 40 years ago. Harsh ice conditions in the Canadian Archipelago and at the North Pole impeded the safe navigation of vessels.



Greenland’s government supports ban on HFO

19/09/2018 kl 12:55 0 kommentarer

Greenland’s government has published a statement in which it supports a ban on the use and transport of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic.



The Vasyugan River in Tomsk Oblast, Siberia. (Photo: Vadim tLS Andrianov)

Siberian Rivers and Thawing Permafrost: A Precarious Pair of Carbon Emitters

19/09/2018 kl 11:42 0 kommentarer

A ground-breaking climate change study sheds light on the little-known effects of permafrost thaw on Arctic river carbon emissions in Western Siberia – and it isn’t good news.



Large marine mammals accumulate persistent organic pollutants in their fat tissue, posing a dangerous health risk for subsistence-based Arctic communities. (Photo: pxhere)

Banned Toxic Chemicals Finally Decreasing in Arctic Wildlife

18/09/2018 kl 12:42 0 kommentarer

New research brings hope for global action on pollution. A recent study shows that persistent organic pollutants are finally disappearing from the Arctic, two decades after outlawing their use.



Parks Canada underwater archeologists return to the HMS Erebus in 2016 to document and assess the site. (Photo: Parks Canada)

Underwater Archeology Team Seeks New Clues to an Old Arctic Mystery

17/09/2018 kl 12:46 0 kommentarer

In the largest and most complex underwater archeology undertaking in Canadian history, a Parks Canada team heads north this week to uncover the fate of the disastrous Franklin Expedition of 1845.



 
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