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Coring Arctic lakes to study Vikings.

Billy D'Andrea, a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory paleoclimatologist and Center for Climate and Life Fellow is currently doing fieldwork in Norway's Lofoten Islands. He's interested in the natural factors that may have influenced the growth of northern agriculture and rise of violent Viking chieftains during ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Trump budget wants to halve oil stockpile, open Arctic refuge to drilling.

U.S. President Donald Trump's White House wants to sell half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile and open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling as part of plans to balance the budget over the next 10 years, documents by the administration showed. The White House budget, which will be delivered to Congress on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

New model helps predict regional and seasonal sea ice extent.

Scientists have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the Arctic up to 11 months in advance. The method, which incorporates information about ocean temperatures and focuses on regions rather than the entire Arctic Sea, could help in the planning of activities ranging from shipping to ...

- Princeton University - US

First Ever U.S. LNG Cargo Set Sail For Northwest Europe.

The first U.S. LNG shipment to Europe will come amid maintenance of some supply facilities in Europe, so it does not necessarily mean that the U.S. is starting to send LNG supplies to Northwest Europe en masse, Platts Analytics reported on Monday. The Arctic Discoverer, chartered by Statoil, is expected into Gate terminal ...

- OilPrice.com - US

The Arctic doomsday' seed vault is supposed to ensure our future. Its architects are worried about climate change.

Update, Monday 3:07 p.m.: It turns out that the flood at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway first reported Friday by The Guardian happened in October, not last week. A spokesperson for Statsbygg, the Norwegian operation that runs the seed vault, confirmed this to both CNN and Popular Science. This fall—October ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump budget would cut oil stockpile, open Arctic refuge to drilling.

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's White House would sell half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile and open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling as part of a plan to balance the budget over the next 10 years, documents released by the administration on Monday showed. The White House ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Water breaches 'Doomsday' vault entrance.

Unseasonably warm temperatures last fall caused water to breach the entrance to the Arctic's so-called "Doomsday" seed vault, one of humanity's last hopes after a global catastrophe, the company that manages the vault said last week.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault.

Norway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak into its entrance. Situated deep inside a mountain on a remote Arctic island in a Norwegian archipelago, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, dubbed the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Doomsday seed vault upgrade protects against a warming Arctic.

When melting permafrost poured into the entrance of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, there was an understandable worry. What good is safeguarding the world's crops in the Arctic if even that area isn't immune to the threat of climate change? Well, you...

- Engadget - US

Norway to boost 'doomsday' seed vault's defenses against climate change.

Norway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak into its entrance. Situated deep inside a mountain on a remote Arctic island in a Norwegian archipelago, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, dubbed the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

'Doomsday' seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of Arctic ice.

Norway is repairing the entrance of a "doomsday" seed vault on an Arctic island after an unexpected thaw of permafrost let water into a building meant as a deep freeze to safeguard the world's food supplies.

- BDNews24 - BD

NASA Annual Arctic Ice Survey Expanded Range This Year

Greenbelt MD May 19, 2017 NASA's annual survey of changes in Arctic ice cover greatly expanded its reach this year in a series of flights that wrapped up on May 12. It was the most ambitious spring campaign in the region for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to monitor ice changes at Earth's poles, which also ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

'Doomsday' seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of Arctic ice

OSLO - Norway is repairing the entrance of a 'doomsday' seed vault on an Arctic island after an unexpected thaw of permafrost let water into a building meant as a deep freeze to safeguard the world's food supplies. The post 'Doomsday' seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of Arctic ice appeared first on Stabroek News.

- Stabroek News - GY

'Doomsday' seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of Arctic ice

OSLO - Norway is repairing the entrance of a "doomsday" seed vault on an Arctic island after an unexpected thaw of permafrost let water into a building meant as a deep freeze to safeguard the world's food supplies.

- Reuters - US

Doomsday seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of Arctic ice | Reuters

By Alister Doyle | OSLO OSLO Norway is repairing the entrance of a "doomsday" seed vault on an Arctic island after an unexpected thaw of permafrost let water into a building meant as a deep freeze to safeguard the world's food supplies.The water, limited to the 15 metre entrance hall in the melt late last year, had no ...

- Firstpost - IN

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.

- BBC - UK

Melting Arctic Ice Jeopardizes Humanity's Plant Backup Plan

A global seed depository in the Arctic recently flooded, and scientists are worried that climate change is taking its toll.

- Yahoo! News - US

Doomsday vault at Arctic fails to escape climate change and gets flooded

The seeds are safe for now but the melting of permafrost is alarming.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Oil spill investigators oppose Trump plans to open up OCS areas to leasing

Officials from the Oil Spill Commission Action project, a continuation of the presidential commission that investigated the 2010 Macondo deepwater oil well blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, expressed their opposition to US President Donald Trump’s plans to open Atlantic and Arctic offshore areas ...

- OGJ - US

The Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Flooded. Thanks, Global Warming

No seeds were lost, but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change. The post The Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Flooded. Thanks, Global Warming appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

Scientists link ancient ash to volcano more than 3,000 miles away

Researchers in Norway have linked ancient ash recovered from the bottom of an Arctic lake to a volcano more than 3,000 miles away.

- UPI - US

NATO May Revive Cold War-Era Command to Block Russia

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is considering a return to a Cold War-era naval command in response to increased Russian submarine activity in the Arctic, and to secure Atlantic sea lanes in case of a conflict, The Wall Street Journal reports....

- Newsmax - US

Under the Pole: Divers explore depths of the Arctic to study sharks and glow-in-the-dark species

The expedition, known as Under The Pole III, will take scientists on a journey across the world's oceans.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Thursday may be a weather nerd's dream, but it's a nightmare for some

From a late season snowstorm in Colorado and Wyoming to a Great Plains tornado outbreak and record heat in the East, Thursday is bringing out the "extreme" in U.S. spring weather. For weather nerds, it's time to truly geek out and observe the clashing of air masses and intense weather systems, but for anyone living in a ...

- Mashable! - US

NATO Mulls Arctic and Atlantic Command to Counter Russia

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization may revive a Cold War naval command to counter Moscow's increased submarine activity in the Arctic and protect Atlantic sea lanes in the event of a conflict, according to allied diplomats and officials briefed on the planning work.

- Wall Street Journal - US

In Treadmill Study, Polar Bear Steps Up | Video

Researchers put a polar bear on a treadmill at the San Diego Zoo, to better understand the energy demands faced by bears in a warming Arctic.

- Livescience.com - US

Polar eye candy: check out this spectacular aerial photo of a Greenlandic fjord from NASA's Operation IceBridge

PLUS: a gallery of other compelling images from the mission I'm always looking for cool imagery to use here at ImaGeo, and today I stumbled on this photo. It's of a fjord in southern Greenland, taken during Operation IceBridge's final flight of the 2017 Arctic campaign, on May 12, 2017. Fractured sea ice floats between the ...

- Discover - US

NASA annual Arctic ice survey expanded range this year

NASA's annual survey of changes in Arctic ice cover greatly expanded its reach this year in a series of flights that wrapped up on May 12. It was the most ambitious spring campaign in the region for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to monitor ice changes at Earth's poles, which also included a rapid-response ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Ancient ice stored in Alberta offers new information on climate change: study

Researchers studying ancient ice from Canada's Arctic say the samples reveal new information on what climate change could do.

- Global News - CA

Arctic states launch best practice forum for shipping

Inaugural meeting to be held in London next month

- LloydsList - UK

Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum unveiled

Forum to hold inaugural meeting in London over June 5-6

- LloydsList - UK

Russia's New Arctic Ice Breaker Has One Very Special Feature: Anti-Ship Missiles and Naval Guns

Robert Beckhusen Security, Europe What is Moscow thinking?  Russia has by far the largest icebreaker fleet in the world with a total of more than 40 publicly and privately owned, including six nuclear-powered icebreakers all capable of punching through Arctic sea ice. It's also building new ones after a delay of more than ...

- The National Interest - US

US signs agreement on enhancing international Arctic scientific cooperation

On May 11, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement to promote Arctic scientific cooperation by breaking down barriers to scientific research and exploration. The signing took place at the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian ...

- National Science Foundation - US

Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts

The habitat overlap of polar bears and their main prey, ringed seals, is disappearing and the bears are instead getting closer to nesting birds

- NewScientist - US

Arctic nations strike down research roadblocks

Binding pact aims to ease access to field sites and shipment of samples across national borders.

- Nature - UK

US affirms need for action on climate change in Arctic Council

US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson and seven foreign ministers in the Arctic Council signed on Thursday in Alaska a document affirming the need for international action against climate change. While the US policy on climate change has become uncertain under the Trump administration, the document signed by Tillerson was ...

- EU Observer - EU

Tillerson, in Alaska, Gives No Hint on Paris Climate Accord

At a meeting of the Arctic Council, the secretary of state was noncommittal when asked about the administration’s view on the landmark climate agreement.

- New York Times - US

The Latest: Tillerson: US reviewing climate change policy

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Latest on a meeting of the Arctic Council :

- Yahoo! News - US

Arctic Nations to Meet Amid Unsettled U.S. Stance on Climate Change

With the Trump administration still undecided about the Paris climate accord, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is to head to a meeting of the Arctic Council in Alaska.

- New York Times - US

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