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NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the Arctic.

Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice.

- PhysOrg - NL

With More Ships in the Arctic, Fears of Disaster Rise.

A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea.

- New York Times - US

Scientists Assert Climate Change is Allowing Greenhouse Gases to Escape From Melting Permafrost.

by Karla Lant/Posted at;futurism.com - Melting Permafrost A new study indicates that warming temperatures caused by climate change may be releasing heat-trapping methane from layers of gas and oil that's been lurking beneath the Arctic permafrost for thousands of years. Until … Continue reading → The post ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Russia Is Building Laser-Armed Nuclear 'Combat Icebreakers'.

Michael Peck Security, What more is there left to say? More details are emerging about Russia's trump card for control of the Arctic: laser-armed, nuclear-powered combat icebreakers.' In addition to a warship-sized array of weapons, the 8,500-ton Ivan Papanin–class vessels will mount powerful lasers that can cut through ...

- The National Interest - US

Actress Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic exploitation for Norwegian oil.

The banners say: “People Vs. Arctic Oil” and are directed at Statoil and the Norwegian government, which has opened a new, aggressive search for oil in the waters of the Barents Sea. Climate change survivor and activist Joanna Sustento from the Philippines, and actress and activist Lucy Lawless from New Zealand, ...

- WebWire - US

Greenpeace Activists Protest Near Oil Rig In Norway's Arctic Sea Area.

Environmental activists protest near an offshore rig contracted by Statoil in the remote Norwegian Arctic.

- Rigzone.com - US

Greenpeace activists protest near oil rig in Norway's Arctic sea area.

OSLO - Environmental activists protested on Friday near an offshore rig contracted by Statoil in the remote Norwegian Arctic, where the firm is looking for oil and gas deposits.

- Reuters - US

Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers.

Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.The study also suggests that the accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in recent decades may ...

- ENN - US

Notes from Mars 160: The Arctic Journey Begins.

Mars 160 crewmember Paul Knightly is chronicling life and science on The Mars Society's Twin Desert-Arctic Analog simulation. Here's his first post from the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, in the Canadian arctic.

- Space.com - US

Thawing permafrost releases old greenhouse gas.

The thawing permafrost soils in the Arctic regions might contribute to the greenhouse effect in two ways: On the one hand rising temperatures lead to higher microbial methane production close to the surface. On the other hand deeper thawing opens new pathways for old, geologic methane. This is shown in a study in the ...

- ENN - US

Samsung adds coral blue Galaxy S8 to its lineup.

Beginning this week, Samsung will be offering Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in Coral Blue in the US. This adds to the current color choices of Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, and Arctic Silver. The Coral Blue Galaxy S8s will be exclusively available at Best Buy and on Samsung.com. ...

- Techspot - EC

Court orders Russia to pay Dutch 5.4 mln euros for Greenpeace ship

Russia must pay 5.4 million euros in damages to the Netherlands for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest, international judges revealed Tuesday. The sums include 1.69 million euros for damage to the Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise, and 2.46 million euros for "the material damage" ...

- Yahoo! News - US

China's icebreaker sails for Arctic Ocean

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Will Eni's Arctic Efforts Be Profitable?

Arctic oil drilling may be controversial and expensive—and is generally not a top priority in the energy industry—but Italy's energy major Eni begs to differ. The company last week received approval for its drilling plans in the Beaufort Sea from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and plans to start drilling at the ...

- OilPrice.com - US

The hidden fossil fuel giveaway at the center of the 2018 House budget

The House plans to open a pristine refuge in the name of a balanced budget.This undated aerial file photo shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. CREDIT: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via APIn order to raise $1.5 billion for the federal government, the House has hidden a ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Northwest Passage's history marked by dangers, death

European explorers had long speculated about the existence of an Arctic route that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and would avoid the long journey around South America's Cape Horn.

- PhysOrg - NL

Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ Coral Blue Flavors Available in the US on July 21

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the addition of a Coral Blue flavor of its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Android smartphones in the United States. The Coral Blue version of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ joins the Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Orchid Gray, and Maple Gold flavors and will be available for ...

- Softpedia - US

2nd Half of 160-Day Mars Mission Simulation Begins in Canadian Arctic

The second half of the ambitious, months-long Mars 160 simulation mission is now underway. Six crewmembers have arrived at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station , an outpost in the Canadian Arctic that's run by the nonprofit Mars Society.

- Space.com - US

Thawing permafrost releases old greenhouse gas

The thawing permafrost soils in the Arctic regions might contribute to the greenhouse effect in two respects: On the one hand, rising temperatures lead to higher microbial methane production close to the surface. On the other hand, the thawing subsurface opens pathways for old, geologic methane. This is shown in a study in ...

- PhysOrg - NL

House Budget Resolution Sacrifices the Arctic Refuge, Clean Air, and Clean Water for Big Polluter Profits

Sierra ClubToday, the U.S House of Representatives released its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution which includes instructions that would allow the House Natural Resources Committee to throw open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for destructive oil drilling via the federal budget process. By instructing the committee to ...

- Common Dreams - US

House Budget Proposal Lays Groundwork For Drilling In Arctic Refuge

EarthjusticeToday, the House of Representatives unveiled a 2018 fiscal budget proposal that includes instructions to the Natural Resources Committee to identify $5 billion in savings over the next ten years, signaling an effort to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. The following is a ...

- Common Dreams - US

Court Orders Russia To Pay Dutch 6.25 Million Dollars In Damages Over Greenpeace Ship

Russia must pay 5.4 million euros in damages to the Netherlands for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest, an international arbitration panel ruled on July 18.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia ordered to pay €5.4m for seizing Greenpeace protest ship in Arctic

An international tribunal has ordered Russia to pay damages and costs of nearly €5.4m to the Netherlands for unlawfully seizing a Greenpeace ship protesting at an oil platform in Arctic waters.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Arctic team in Northwest Passage bid

CHINA’S eighth Arctic expedition, which sets off tomorrow, will be the country’s first attempt to go through the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, will leave its home port in Shanghai to head for the Northeast Passage and return via ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Justice served in Greenpeace Arctic 30 case as Russia ordered to pay the Netherlands €5.4 million in damages

The award follows a lengthy course of arbitration dating back to the unlawful boarding, seizing and detention of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, following a peaceful protest in international waters in September 2013. The 30 men and women on board , known as the 'Arctic 30', spent two months in prison - first in the ...

- WebWire - US

Raw: Time-Lapse of Ice Breaker in Arctic Circle

More than a century since the first successful transit of the treacherous Northwest Passage, the AP journeys through the Arctic’s melting sea ice to explore impacts of climate change on one of world’s most remote and fragile environments.         

- USA TODAY - US

Raw: Time-Lapse of Icebreaker in Arctic Circle

More than a century since the first successful transit of the treacherous Northwest Passage, the AP journeys through the Arctic’s melting sea ice to explore impacts of climate change on one of world’s most remote and fragile environments.         

- USA TODAY - US

Another Elephant in the room, and it's getting crowded in here!

by Kevin Coleman /dissidentvoice.org -  The Largest Source of Unregulated Methyl Mercury Pollution Today Arctic ice may be melting. The methane levels may be rising, ice shelves breaking off with every news bulletin. Here is one thing that some of those … Continue reading → The post Another Elephant in the ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Study finds mercury levels in Arctic soils 5 times higher than temperate regions

Plants and soil in the Arctic tundra absorb and store mercury released into the atmosphere by industry and mining in the Earth's temperate regions, leading to soil mercury levels five times higher than in lower latitudes, according to a new study by researchers supported by the National Science Foundation . The research was ...

- National Science Foundation - US

Arctic Meltdown

Arctic Meltdown A girl watches her grandmother remove the fat from a polar bear pelt. How climate change is disrupting the Inuit of Clyde River By Bryan Walsh |Photographs by CAMILLA ANDERSEN Most of us,even those who care deeply about the issue,are insulated from climate change. Sometimes literally, living and working and ...

- TIME Magazine - US

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