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Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Spooky-Ass Arctic Jellyfish.

Using a small robotic sub, scientists from Columbia University have captured rare video of arctic jellyfish slithering along the bottom of the Chukchi Sea near Barrow Alaska. The footage came as a complete surprise to the researchers, who weren't expecting to see jellyfish during the Arctic winter.

- Gizmodo - US

Groundwater, tundra fires may work together to thaw permafrost.

Groundwater may play an unrecognized role in thawing Arctic permafrost following wildfires, according to new research.

- ScienceDaily - US

Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer Franklin.

Britain announced Monday it will give Canada the shipwrecks of British explorer John Franklin, who perished with his crew while trying to chart the Northwest Passage through the Arctic in the 1840s.

- PhysOrg - NL

Britain to give Canada the shipwrecks of explorer Franklin.

Britain will give Canada the shipwrecks of British explorer John Franklin, who tried to chart the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic in 1845.

- FOX News - US

Once-pristine Arctic choking on our plastic addiction.

300 billion tiny pieces of plastic trash are drifting just beneath the surface in ocean waters previously impervious to the pollution onslaught

- CBS NEWS - US

Senate Vote Could Lead To Drilling In Alaska's Wildlife Refuge.

Senate Democrats tried and failed Thursday to block oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The fight over drilling in ANWR has passed from one generation of senators to another.

- NPR - US

US Senate rejects bid to remove ANWR provision from budget bill.

The US Senate rejected an amendment that would have removed language authorizing oil and gas development within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the fiscal 2018 budget bill on Oct. 19. The 52-48 balloting largely followed party lines, with Republicans except Susan Collins voting against it and Democrats except Joe ...

- OGJ - US

Senate Vote Threatens to Advance Oil Drilling in America's Arctic.

EarthjusticeToday's passage of the Senate budget bill signals a step toward oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and potentially other sensitive Arctic areas.

- Common Dreams - US

Scientists Discover a Tiny Monster in Canada's Arctic Ice.

No one said that monsters needed to be big or even scary. But when James Dwight Dana first spotted one strange plankton species back in the 19th century, he knew he had something weird on his hands. Little monster,' Monstrilla seemed like as good a name as any. After all, scientists can name species after pretty much…

- Gizmodo - US

Sen. Cantwell introduces amendment to block drilling in Arctic refuge.

Sen. Maria Cantwell on Oct. 19 introduced an amendment to the GOP-backed budget to remove language opening a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Her amendment was rejected in a 48-52 vote.

- Washington Post - US

Russia Goes All In On Arctic Oil Development.

Neither sanctions nor persistently low oil prices are hindering Russia's ambitions or plans to develop oil resources in its sections of the Arctic. In April, state-controlled oil giant Rosneft started drilling the northernmost well on the Russian Arctic shelf in the Khatangsky license area in the Laptev Sea. In June, ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Democrats fail to block Arctic reserve oil drilling

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth.

- Reuters - US

The 20 most isolated places on Earth

Photon-Photos / iStock Many of the world's most isolated places are home to small towns with fascinating histories and cultures. Some can only be accessed by boat or plane. Here are 20 remote places that people live in, and that are worth the long trek. If you're looking to avoid touristy spots for your next vacation, you ...

- Business Insider - US

Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Working from a small boat on the choppy lake waters in northern Canada, Sarah Crump, a paleoclimatologist, pulls up a 5-foot mud core sample from the undisturbed lakebed. Crump and her research team work with a sense of urgency. Even in summer, bad weather can move in quickly. And they must always be vigilant for polar ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform.

- Billings Gazette - US

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform.

- PhysOrg - NL

Republicans see new chance for oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The last time congressional Republicans mounted a serious push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, they painted America as a desperate petroleum mess. The need, they said, was clear. The country consumed and imported more oil than ever before, produced less than at any...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security

The North Water Polynya, or Pikialasorsuag, is a key ocean area for Arctic animals and for Inuit hunting and fishing. Rocket launches threaten to contaminate the area with harmful chemicals.

- The Conversation - UK

Republican Tactic Aims to Open Eastern Gulf, Arctic to Oil Rigs

Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

- Rigzone.com - US

China is carving out a foothold in the Arctic

Wikimedia Commons China has made progress on its ambition to establish a foothold in the Arctic with the first voyage by its research icebreaker through the frozen waters of the Northwest Passage. In a journey spanning more than 20,000 nautical miles and 83 days, the Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, made its way through the ...

- Business Insider - US

Surfers head to Norway to ride Arctic waves

Our series Pushing the Limits explores how surfers from around the world head to northern Norway for a perfect wave and a spiritual experience. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

London's new electric black cab arrives on the capital's roads today

The first of the new electric black cabs are taking to the streets of London today as they enter the final phase of testing ahead of the January deadline for all newly licensed taxis to be zero emission capable. After weathering some rigorous tests, including dealing with extreme weather conditions in the Arctic and Death ...

- City AM - UK

Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth's remaining paradises.

- Reuters - US

Congress might allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Senate could open the refuge's pristine landscape to oil and gas exploration.

- Grist Magazine - US

The environmental injustice of the Arctic refuge

The Arctic Refuge is the ultimate environmental battle, but it's not all polar bears.

- Grist Magazine - US

6 threats to the Arctic Refuge

Melting ice. Ecosystem spirals. Here are the big threats to one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

- Grist Magazine - US

In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies

The EU is requesting a status of observer at the Arctic Council, a regional forum in which Asian countries are already active.

- EU Observer - EU

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sent to brutal prison north of the Arctic Circle

It seems very likely that the Kremlin’s most famous Ukrainian political prisoner, Oleg Sentsov, has been taken to the ‘White Bear’ Prison Colony ‘north of the Arctic Circle’. The place could not be more remote and unsuited for a Ukrainian accustomed to the warm climate of Crimea, and the prison ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge: How the G.O.P. Could Finally Break the Impasse

The prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years.

- New York Times - US

Trump's Brazen Attempt to Open the Arctic Up to Drilling

Trump's Brazen Attempt to Open the Arctic Up to DrillingBy Rebecca Bowe | Wednesday, October 11, 2017 The way of life of the Gwich'in people, who have depended on the caribou of the Arctic Refuge for millennia, is threatened by plans for oil drilling. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service UPDATE, October 11, ...

- Earthjustice - US

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