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Atlantic Gulf Stream System Slows Down

Atlantic Gulf Stream System Slows Down

16/04/2018 kl 14:28 0 kommentarer

Scientists find a 15 percent slowdown of the Gulf Stream since the mid-20th century. Changes in Atlantic Ocean circulation may have an impact on weather patterns and extreme weather across Europe and North America.

Arctic sea ice in the Canadian archipelago
Source: Johannes Zielcke on (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Annual Arctic sea ice maximum second-lowest on record

26/03/2018 kl 07:01 0 kommentarer

Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum with 14.48 million square kilometers on March 17 the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reports. This represents the second-lowest extent since satellite observations began in 1979, just slightly behind last year’s record-low of 14.42 million square kilometers. It also caps a winter season marked by dramatic weather shifts and prolonged periods of unusually warm temperatures across the region.

Siumut’s Karl Kristian Kruse (left) is open to modify the proposed new fisheries legislation on Greenland should the party return to government following the April election. Party and government leader Kim Kielsen (right) will not set a fixed date for Greenland’s independence; it should happen “whenever the people is ready for it”.

Greenland’s Election: Children, Fish, Airports – and Some Independence

23/03/2018 kl 10:48 0 kommentarer

Children’s rights, the construction of new airports, fisheries legislation and future independence are on top of the list of the election campaign program for the Siumut party on Greenland.

Party Chairman Hans Enoksen and Partii Naleraq starts off the Greenlandic election campaign period having independence from 21 June, 2021 as its goal. (Photo: Naalakkersuisut)

Wants Independent Greenland From 2021

23/03/2018 kl 10:23 0 kommentarer

Greenland’s smallest government party, Partii Naleraq, wants full independence from Denmark from 2021.

Hurtigruten ‘Fram’ in Greenland. The company wants passengers to start and end their voyages in Nuuk rather than Kangerlussuaq further north. (Screen shot with permission from Hurtigruten).

Hurtigruten Has Plans for Nuuk

23/03/2018 kl 10:07 0 kommentarer

If Nuuk gets a satisfactory new airport, Hurtigruten wants to use Nuuk as a turning port for its Arctic cruises, according to CEO Thomas Westergaard of Hurtigruten.

Sonya Kelliher-Combs is both an indigenous artist and a lawyer based in Anchorage, Alaska. She currently has the exhibition “Pearls on a string – Arctic storytelling” together with artists Jessie Kleeman and Nanna Anike Nikolajsen from Greenland. (Photo: Private)

– Art Also Speaks of Transgressions

07/03/2018 kl 09:40 0 kommentarer

The exhibition “Pearls On A String – Arctic Storytelling” looks back in time and finds inspiration from ancestors on Greenland and in Alaska. – Art also speaks of transgressions, says Sonya Kelliher-Combs.

Kittilä gold mine in Kittilä, Finland (Agnico-Eagle Mines, June 2007. (Photo: Kittilla Mine)

The Arctic scores high on annual mining attractiveness survey

28/02/2018 kl 14:31 0 kommentarer

In countries and regions across the Arctic, the mining industry is feeling good about investing its capital in new projects. At least according to a new survey by a Canadian public policy think tank.

New alcohol legislation on Greenland is to prevent abuse on several levels, including violence, sexual assault and care neglect, says Health Consultant Kasper Brix Bærndt of Greenland’s Health Department. (Photo: Private)

New Alcohol Act Shall Prevent Abuse and Care Neglect

27/02/2018 kl 15:22 0 kommentarer

A new Alcohol Act on Greenland aims to prevent abuse on several levels. – It is the manner in which we drink that creates problems, says Health Consultant Kasper Brix Bærndt of Greenland’s Health Department.

- Strengthening the Defense is simply a necessity, based on the deteriorating security policy situation, said Denmark’s Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen (Liberals) during the presentation of the Defense Settlement for 2018-2023. (Photo: Danish Ministry of Defense)

Denmark Increases Defense Spending and Prepares for Chasing Submarines

27/02/2018 kl 12:23 0 kommentarer

For the first time in 14 years, Denmark is once again preparing to chase submarines. The new Defense Settlement for 2018-2023 increases annual allocations to the Defense by more than 20 percent over the next five years.

Martin Breum
Martin Breum is a Danish journalist, specializing in Arctic affairs.

Analysis: Ilulissat Two, Why Greenland and Denmark are inviting Arctic governments back this May

26/02/2018 at 07:00 0 kommentarer

Greenland and Denmark have invited U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and all other Arctic foreign ministers plus representatives of all the Arctic peoples to a unique Arctic event in Greenland in May. It’s Ilulissat Two.

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