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Archive for May, 2010 :

Russian Trawler Detained for Illegal Fishing in Disputed Arctic Area
May 31st, 2010

The Norwegian Coast Guard has detained the Russian Izumrud fishing vessel for illegal fishing near the Svalbard archipelago, where maritime borders between the two countries remain undemarcated, a Russian Fisheries Agency official said on Monday.


Judge Doubles the Tax Valuation of Trans-Alaska Pipeline
May 31st, 2010

An Alaska Superior Court judge has more than doubled the taxable value of the trans-Alaska pipeline system.


Arctic Council Must Warm To Others: Denmark
May 31st, 2010

The eight nations that ring the North Pole need to make room for the rest of the world as they decide how to manage an increasingly accessible Arctic, says Denmark’s ambassador to Canada.


Seismic Testing in Proposed Arctic Marine Sanctuary Draws Fire
May 31st, 2010

A Nunavut review agency has approved controversial federal plans to use seismic testing in a proposed Arctic marine sanctuary to probe for possible offshore oil and gas deposits this summer.


Fire Near Eklutna Lake Grows; Smoke Advisory Issued
May 31st, 2010

A 60-acre wildfire was burning Sunday near Eklutna Lake, with fire officials warning of smoky conditions in the region.


Sewage, Jet Fuel Spilled in Arctic
May 31st, 2010

Millions of litres of harmful contaminants — including sewage and jet fuel — have been spilled across great swaths of Canada’s pristine Arctic in recent years, an analysis by The Canadian Press has found.


EPA Will Have Say on Healy Coal Plant Restart
May 31st, 2010

The plan to restart a barely used coal plant in Healy could rest on whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers it to be a delayed startup rather than the revival of a dormant facility.


Gazprom Venture Said to See Ex-Yukos Gas Peak in 2020
May 31st, 2010

Eni SpA’s Arctic gas venture with OAO Gazprom and Enel SpA plans to almost triple output in a decade, after the start of production next year, as Russia allows domestic gas and electricity prices to rise.


Qiniq Promises True Broadband for Nunavut
May 31st, 2010

Nunavut will finally have true broadband in two or three years, thanks to the latest federal funding announcement, says the organization that created the Qiniq network.


Gulf Spill Prompts Alaskans To Revisit Exxon Valdez Days
May 31st, 2010

Communities along the Gulf of Mexico Coast wondering about what kind of legacy the monstrous oil slick will leave can look no farther than the towns along the Alaska coastline that were ravaged by the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.


Alcoa Boss Wants Aluminum Plant in Arctic Norway
May 30th, 2010

Outgoing Executive Vice President of aluminum giant Alcoa, Bernt Reitan, confirms that his company wants to build an aluminum plant in Finnmark, northern Norway. The great gas resources in the Barents Sea is what makes the region interesting, he says.


Staff Shortages Delay of Pilotless Aircraft Program: Insiders
May 30th, 2010

The Canadian Force’s plan to buy pilotless aircraft to conduct surveillance off the country’s coasts, in the Arctic and on overseas missions has fallen behind schedule because the military doesn’t have enough people to fly the drones.


Innovative Asymmetrical Icebreaker for the Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea
May 30th, 2010

Five companies have signed a cooperation agreement with the purpose of developing and building a new type of oil spill combat icebreaker for Sovcomflot.


Facing Cold, Hard Truths About Global Warming
May 30th, 2010

Bill McKibben, a leading environmentalist, argues in “Eaarth’’ that we have already so thoroughly altered the physical features of the planet that we must start preparing for a radically simplified lifestyle.


Polar Bears at Risk? They’ll have Nunavut
May 30th, 2010

The people of the native Canadian government have spoken: Polar bears are not at risk.


Imperial Says No Immediate Arctic Drilling Plans
May 30th, 2010

Imperial Oil Ltd had no immediate plan to drill in Canada’s Beaufort Sea even before BP Plc’s well ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, Chief Executive Bruce March said on Wednesday.


University May Join Carbon Neutral Network
May 30th, 2010

The University of the Arctic, situated in one of the regions most associated with climate change, is considering joining a new United Nations initiative to promote climate neutrality.


In Search of Arctic Riches
May 30th, 2010

Ellef Ringnes Island is one of the grimmest places on Earth — even the Inuit don’t go there — yet Canadian scientists are out in force doing work that could lead to the development of huge new energy and mining resources.


Activists Arrested in Louisiana for Protesting Offshore Drilling
May 30th, 2010

Seven Greenpeace USA activists were protesting offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, capitalizing on a visit to the Gulf of Mexico by the US Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar last week.


In Norway, Riyadh Governor Tours Arctic Museum
May 30th, 2010

While at the museum, the prince was briefed on the Norway’s explorations of the Arctic region. The prince also viewed the ships used for Arctic explorations.


Gov. Parnell ‘Frustrated’ at Offshore Exploration Delay
May 28th, 2010

Governor Sean Parnell expressed Thursday his great frustration at the announcement by the Obama administration regarding the “deferment” of Arctic Outer Continental Shelf exploration.


New Shipping Lane Opens as Ice Melts
May 28th, 2010

The interest towards shipping between Europe and Asia across the Arctic Ocean is increasing. This autumn the first shipment of iron ore is planned to go from Kirkenes, Norway, to China through the Northern Sea Route.


S. Lakes Adventurer Meets Arctic Predator
May 28th, 2010

A South Lakeland adventurer had a close encounter with polar bears in a race across the Arctic.


NORAD Holds Interagency Exercise for Hijacked Airplanes
May 28th, 2010

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, and the FBI conducted an exercise to keep Alaska’s skies safe.


Open Burning Suspended on Kenai Peninsula
May 28th, 2010

Open burning has been suspended on the Kenai Peninsula due to dry conditions.


Offshore Drilling on Arctic Agenda
May 28th, 2010

Canada will ask Greenland for more information on its plans for offshore drilling in the waters separating the two jurisdictions, responding to heightened international concerns about environmental precautions.


New Arctic Observing System Moving Forward
May 28th, 2010

With an anticipated preparatory phase start date of 1 September 2010, the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is moving towards a formal launch.


What NASA’s Airborne Missions Will Do in the Next Five Years
May 28th, 2010

NASA’s new airborne science missions will investigate issues such as hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems during the next five years.


Decision To Halt Offshore Drilling Stirs Debate
May 28th, 2010

From the Arctic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay, the decision announced Thursday is stirring passions on both sides of an already contentious issue.


U.S. To Suspend Arctic Drilling-Alaska Senator
May 28th, 2010

The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a suspension of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic until 2011 as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an Alaska senator said.


Sovkomflot Will Ship Oil to China via Arctic
May 27th, 2010

Russia’s biggest shipping company, state-owned Sovkomflot, has agreed to carry oil to China across the Arctic Ocean, an unusual route for such cargo, a senior government banker said Wednesday.


Inuit Call for Arctic Offshore Oil Drilling Moratorium
May 27th, 2010

Canada’s northern peoples called for a moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Canadian Arctic until safeguards are in place to avoid a spill like the one soiling the US Gulf Coast.


Arctic Countries To Have a Bigger Say in the Region
May 27th, 2010

Arctic region development was discussed at an international conference held in Copenhagen.


Cruise Line Industry Association Reacts Strongly to Environmental Report Card
May 27th, 2010

Friends of the Earth’s second annual report card on cruise lines’ environmental impact made waves with an industry association, which called it “another flawed report.”


NWT Urges More Safeguards Before Arctic Offshore Drilling Allowed
May 27th, 2010

The Northwest Territories is joining Arctic aboriginals in calling for more environmental safeguards before allowing offshore oil drilling.


Young Introduces Bill To Delist Polar Bear
May 27th, 2010

U.S. Rep. Don Young has introduced a bill to remove polar bears from the threatened species list.


Rolls Royce to the Russian Arctic
May 27th, 2010

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre confirms that he is assisting the Rolls Royce company getting a foot into the Russian High North.


Russia Looks at Northern Sea Transport Route
May 27th, 2010

Rich in natural resources, the Arctic is becoming an increasingly attractive region for business. One of the ways to master the resource base is to revive the Northern Sea Route for shipping.


Arctic Test for Wounded Soldiers Headed for North Pole
May 27th, 2010

A group of serving and ex-British Army soldiers who are called ‘Walking With the Wounded’ team, have set their sights on becoming the first amputees to walk, unsupported, to the North Pole next spring.


First of Aker Arctic Caspian Icebreaking Tugs Launched
May 27th, 2010

At the end of April the first of three Caspian icebreaker tug vessels was launched at STX Braila shipyard in Romania.


Nunavut Board OKs Lancaster Sound Energy Probe
May 26th, 2010

A federal scientific project to conduct seismic tests for oil and gas in Lancaster Sound has been given the green light by the Nunavut Impact Review Board.


Canada Expects Greenland To Apply High Standards as it Drills Offshore
May 26th, 2010

Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice said Monday cordial relations with Greenland will help ensure it adheres to high environmental standards when it starts drilling just outside Canada’s territorial waters in the Arctic.


The Arctic After the Gulf
May 26th, 2010

If there should be an important way for President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to show they are absorbing the lessons of the gulf oil spill and to reaffirm their pledge to proceed cautiously with offshore drilling in the future, that would be to withhold the permits Shell Oil needs to proceed with a highly controversial drilling project in the Arctic Ocean.


Greenpeace Heads To Arctic To Investigate Urgent Ocean Threats
May 26th, 2010

Greenpeace announced they are returning to the Arctic Ocean, with their ship Esperanza, this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.


U.S. Deepwater Drilling’s Future
May 26th, 2010

The U.S. government’s Energy Information Service (EIA) estimates that in the near term, most new U.S. oil production will be in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.


Arctic Shipping Route is Safer
May 26th, 2010

Russia is ready to offer a shorter shipping route that is also free from pirates to companies that are engaged in transcontinental cargo transportation to south-east Asian countries.


Seabirds’ Diets Cause Metal Contamination of Arctic Ponds
May 26th, 2010

otent metals like mercury and lead, which are ingested by Arctic seabirds feeding in the ocean, end up in the sediment of polar ponds, a collaborative research team led by Queen’s University biologists found.


Missed Opportunities Means Canada Must Fight for Arctic Sovereignty
May 25th, 2010

The nature of the game in the Arctic has become more complex. Now, there’s a race to see who has the sovereign rights to a huge resource-rich region around the North Pole.


Transmode Builds Fiber-Optic Network for Ishavslink Inside Arctic Circle
May 25th, 2010

Transmode has announced that Ishavslink has used the system house’s equipment to provide the whole Finnmark territory (North-West Norway) with an optical communications network.


Nameless and Homeless, Nunavut’s Research Ship Prepares To Set Sail
May 25th, 2010

Nunavut’s Arctic research vessel will hit the high seas in 2011, even if it still lacks a name and a home port.


Indigenous People of Russia Battered by Hardships
May 25th, 2010

While Communism threatened indigenous peoples’ traditional activities, Russia was also “naïve” to think indigenous peoples would be able to deal with the new capitalist economy.


Russian Ice-breaker To Evacuate Distressed Arctic Outpost
May 25th, 2010

The Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Rossiya is on a mission to evacuate the North Pole 17 research outpost from a disintegrating ice flow in the western sector of the Arctic Ocean.


Palin: I’m Big Supporter of Offshore Drilling
May 25th, 2010

Sarah Palin says she remains a “big supporter of offshore drilling” despite the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Oil Spill To Reach Europe and Arctic
May 25th, 2010

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is gradually finding its way toward Europe and the Arctic to damage, endangering wider ecological basins. Are humans really so stupid that they can’t stop the oil from flowing?


Putin’s “Mission” To Defend the Arctic
May 25th, 2010

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was a man of many faces. Now, however, in the guise of “environmentalist”, defender of the precarious balance of the Arctic and its wildlife.


Canada, Denmark Ink Arctic Military Pact
May 25th, 2010

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is miffed by the quiet announcement earlier this month of a military agreement between Canada and Denmark. ITK says Canadian Forces should have consulted Inuit first.


Arctic Spill Exercise Won’t Use Oil: Coast Guard
May 25th, 2010

The Canadian Coast Guard won’t use actual oil during its High Arctic training exercise in how to deal with oil spills, but a scientist says it might be necessary to do so in the future.


Scientists Gather Evidence for Basis To Expand the Canadian North
May 23rd, 2010

The Borden Island ice camp is home to a group of researchers collecting evidence to support Canada’s claim to the Arctic.


Arctic Drilling Proposal Advanced Amid Concern
May 23rd, 2010

A proposal to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean as early as this summer received initial permits from the Minerals Management Service office in Alaska at the same time federal auditors were questioning the office about its environmental review process.


Lawmakers Ask Obama to Delay Shell’s Arctic Plans
May 23rd, 2010

Dozens of lawmakers are asking President Barack Obama to delay Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plans to drill off the coast of Alaska this summer until the government has fully dealt with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


Dreadful Arctic Voyage Detailed in Fascinating ‘Hell-Ship’
May 23rd, 2010

Accounts of 19th century expeditions and tales of the hardships endured by the (mostly British) mariners who charted the northern coastline of North America during the long, futile effort at discovering the fabled Northwest Passage never lose their appeal.


Is Arctic Refuge Grass Greener?
May 23rd, 2010

Questions regarding the status of this section of the arctic coastal plain require a better understanding of the how this area functions ecologically.


The Arctic: China Opens a New Strategic Front
May 19th, 2010

Over the last 15 years, China has launched three Arctic research expeditions, with another slated for this summer, and has built a monitoring station in the Norwegian islands.


Advanced Machines and Equipment Needed To Explore the Arctic
May 19th, 2010

Russian shipyards are developing state-of-the-art machines and equipment for the exploration of the Arctic shelf.


“Moon-1″ Humvee Rover Reaches Devon Island, High Arctic
May 19th, 2010

An international team of researchers successfully reached Devon Island, High Arctic, on Sunday, after a 13-day vehicular journey, along the fabled Northwest Passage.


Brigantine Seal Stranding Center Very Busy
May 19th, 2010

Since January, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center has rescued about a hundred seals at the Jersey Shore – after they missed the migratory “boat” to the Arctic due to pummeling storms.


The Response of Tundra Vegetation to High Arctic Warming
May 19th, 2010

The Arctic’s warming by about 1.6°C over the past four decades, has “led the ACIA and the IPCC to predict that tundra ecosystems will be particularly threatened by climate change over the next century.”


Opinions Mixed on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Designation
May 19th, 2010

The question of whether an oil-rich sliver of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be designated as wilderness to protect it from development by oil companies drew differing opinions.


Icebreaker Sets Sail To Rescue Russian Polar Explorers
May 19th, 2010

The Rossiya nuclear-powered icebreaker has left the port of Murmansk in northern Russia on a mission to rescue the personnel of a Russian drifting research station in the Arctic.


Russia To Chart Arctic Claim
May 19th, 2010

A Russian official says Moscow will send an expedition to the Arctic this summer to chart the country’s borders.


What’s Soot Got To Do With It?
May 19th, 2010

In the Arctic, black carbon contributes to a feedback loop that has helped cause a rapid melting of sea ice cover and drive temperatures upward at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the world.


Statue Built on a Glacier Spotted Drifting Through the Arctic Ocean
May 19th, 2010

A group of Dutch artists built this gorgeous statue on an iceberg, knowing that the effects of climate change would break its icy pedestal off and send the statue floating through the Arctic. Now they’re following it on its journey.


Alarm Raised Over Greenland’s Ambitious Drilling Program
May 18th, 2010

In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, some Canadian politicians and environmentalists are warning that Greenland’s ambitious Arctic drilling program is moving too quickly and too haphazardly to be safe.


Manitoba Hub for Arctic Ice Study
May 18th, 2010

Manitoba and Greenland teamed up Monday to explore why Arctic sea and glacier ice is melting so quickly.


Arctic Sea Sailor Seized by Pirates
May 18th, 2010

A Russian sailor aboard the Arctic Sea ship that mysteriously disappeared in a purported pirate attack last summer has been abducted in Cameroon, a sailors union said.


Arctic Team Reports Unusual Conditions Near Pole
May 18th, 2010

A group of British explorers just back from a 60-day trip to the North Pole said on Monday they had encountered unusual conditions, including ice sheets that drifted far faster than they had expected.


Shell Seeks To Drill in Arctic Seas this Summer
May 18th, 2010

Shell yesterday pushed ahead with plans to drill in the Arctic Sea this summer, defying calls for a moratorium on offshore exploration in the pristine wilderness following the Gulf of Mexico disaster.


Ottawa Dumps Plans To Test Oil Spill Cleanup in Arctic this Summer
May 18th, 2010

Ottawa has dropped plans to dump crude into northern waters next to a proposed ocean park to test new ways of cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic.


Yukon Demands Tougher Arctic Drilling Rules
May 18th, 2010

Politicians on both sides of the Yukon legislature say they want tougher regulations for oil drilling in the Beaufort Sea, off the territory’s northern coast.


Do We Really Own the Arctic?
May 18th, 2010

Macleans sends Brian Bethune to task by interviewing Arctic historian Shelagh Grant on why Canada can’t protect its far North.


Elite Researchers Will Help ‘Put Canada on the Map’
May 18th, 2010

A man trying to map rock formations under the Arctic and another trying to develop a vaccine for hepatitis C are among four top international researchers taking up chairs of excellence positions at the University of Alberta.


Picture Post: ‘Hottest April Ever’
May 18th, 2010

April this year was the hottest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced. The Arctic sea ice was “below normal for the 11th consecutive April.”


‘Super Fuel’ Depot To Rise in Iceland?
May 14th, 2010

A company called Carbon Recycling International is preparing to build a combined geothermal power station and liquid fuel factory near Grindavik, Southwest Iceland.


2 Alaska Refuges To Get Bird-friendly Wind Power
May 14th, 2010

Work is under way to install nearly a dozen odd-looking wind turbines at two remote Alaska refuges important to hundreds of thousands of migratory birds.


Story of Polar Bear Soldiers from WW1 Will Finally Be Told in Film
May 14th, 2010

The film “Voices of a Never Ending Dawn,” is a true story of a regiment of U.S. soldiers sent to arctic Russia in 1918 to fight the Bolsheviks, so Russia would be persuaded to rejoin the war against Germany.


Kotzebue Residents ‘Inupiaraaq’ at Bilingual Conference
May 14th, 2010

The conference goals were to “inupiaraaq” (speak Eskimo) with tools for language acquisition learning and to empower communities, teachers and students to excel in Inupiat heritage and culture.


Arctic Expert Files for Lieutenant Governor’s Race
May 14th, 2010

The chairman of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission filed candidacy papers last May 7th to run for Alaska lieutenant governor.


Canada Cuts Navy’s Coast Patrols
May 14th, 2010

Canada’s navy will mothball half of its fleet of 12 Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coastal patrol vessels due to a lack of funding, a navy spokesman said Thursday.


Don’t Drill in Chukchi
May 14th, 2010

Oil exploration in the environmentally sensitive waters of the Arctic never made sense. The risks are simply too great to drill for oil in the Arctic region.


Court OKs Approval Of Shell Arctic Drilling Plan
May 14th, 2010

A federal appeals court in Portland, Or. ruled that the federal
government met its obligations to consider the potential threat to wildlife and the risk for disaster before it approved the project.


Rescuers Free Trapped Whale Bound for Arctic
May 14th, 2010

A 40-foot-long gray whale, believed to be roughly 60 years old, has been set free after it became trapped for days in Dana Point Harbor.


Seabed Map Shifts As Nations Reach Out
May 14th, 2010

Coastal nations have quietly taken over areas of seabed totalling almost the size of Australia since 2002 and far more is up for grabs in one of the biggest redrawings of the world map in history, experts say.


Simpson Rangers Patrol High Arctic
May 14th, 2010

The operation was based out of Canadian Forces Station Alert, the world’s northernmost permanently inhabited settlement, 817 km from the geographic North Pole.


Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Restores Pieces of the Alaska Native Story
May 14th, 2010

A $40 million Alaska Native collection is debuting in Anchorage this month, representing a homecoming for 600 rare objects, most of which have never before been seen in public, much less touched.


Canada to Review Arctic Drilling After U.S. Spill
May 13th, 2010

Canadian national and provincial energy regulators will review the safety requirements for offshore drilling projects in a bid to prevent an oil spill similar to the one in the Gulf of Mexico.


Drilling Risks Too Great in Arctic
May 13th, 2010

President Barack Obama recently called for a timeout on new offshore drilling, but he didn’t include America’s Arctic.


Fight Over Arctic Wildlife Refuge Heats Up
May 13th, 2010

The fight over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge heated up Tuesday over the possibility that a new management plan could put the refuge and its billions of barrels of crude off-limits for good.


Race for Arctic Resources May Outpace U.S. Policy Development
May 13th, 2010

With so much at stake, who’s in charge of America’s Arctic policy?


What About the Arctic?
May 13th, 2010

With exploratory drilling—the same kind BP was doing in the Gulf of Mexico—planned for this summer north of Alaska, environmentalists see a worrisome comparison.


Arctic Explorers Take First-Ever Water Samples at North Pole
May 13th, 2010

Catlin Arctic survey drills ‘hole in the pole’ to collect water samples that will be used to measure ocean acidification.


The Cost of Oil Addiction is Too Great
May 13th, 2010

We are led to believe that our need for oil is so paramount that we should be willing to risk our environment, food, jobs and the thousands of species of plants and animals that will suffer and die because of the greedy oil companies.


Salazar Urged to Bar Shell’s Plans For Oil Drilling in Arctic
May 13th, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean should be halted by the U.S., because the BP Plc incident in the Gulf of Mexico shows that companies aren’t capable of handling big oil spills, environmental groups said.


Thawing Ice on Arctic Soil Could Release Air Pollutants
May 13th, 2010

The organic matter stored in frozen Arctic soils could release significant quantities of carbon dioxide and methane on thawing.


Grey Whale that Frequents Arctic Ocean Sighted Off Israel
May 13th, 2010

Every spring, grey whales head north to the icy Arctic Ocean to feed. But the ice there has been melting at an alarming rate.


Layton Calls for Hearings Into Arctic Oil Exploration
May 3rd, 2010

NDP Leader Jack Layton is calling for emergency government hearings into oil companies’ operations in Canada to prevent an accident like the one that has sent millions of litres of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.


Putin Highlighted Arctic Interests
May 3rd, 2010

We have many, many interests in the Arctic, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin highlighted when visiting Franz Jozef Land recently.


Gulf Spill a Warning About the Arctic
May 3rd, 2010

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico demonstrates that offshore oil and gas development is a dangerous and dirty business.


Nunavut Board Starts Long Review of Kiggavik Uranium Project
May 3rd, 2010

Five uranium mines in one that Areva Resources Canada wants to build near Baker Lake, is now the subject of public meetings throughout the Kivalliq’s seven communities.


Arctic Border Deal May Extend Norway’s Oil Boom
May 3rd, 2010

A major Arctic border deal between Norway and Russia last week gives Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg a chance to extend Norway’s oil boom without splitting the ruling government coalition.


Peregrine To Proceed with $3.5M Diamond Exploration in Nunavut
May 3rd, 2010

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. announced that it is proceeding with a $3.5 million diamond exploration on its wholly-owned 315,000 hectare Nanuq project, located approximately 300 km north of Rankin Inlet in Nunavut, Canada.


New Arctic Species May be Created by Climate Change
May 3rd, 2010

A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has said that climate change could lead to greater inter-species breeding.


Nunavut Tourism Expected To Rebound
May 3rd, 2010

Tourism in Nunavut is expected to bounce back this year from last year’s recession, according to Nunavut Tourism.


Mammoths May Have Had Antifreeze in Their Blood
May 3rd, 2010

Warm-blooded woolly mammoths may have survived in the Arctic by having a kind of antifreeze in their blood, scientists say.


Polar Bear Patrols Vital as Arctic Ice Recedes
May 3rd, 2010

Morgan VanHatten patrolled the streets of Kaktovik last fall armed with a 12-gauge shotgun. Her mission: Shoo away the many polar bears that creep into town at the brink of whaling season.



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