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Trump's Atlantic Drilling Plan May Be A Lost Cause.

A key public comment period just ended for revising the offshore exploration program along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and the path forward might not be as smooth as the Trump administration had hoped. The Department of Interior, which regulates offshore drilling and also conducts lease sales to the industry, had closed off ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Energized fabrics could keep soldiers warm and battle-ready in frigid climates.

Soldiering in arctic conditions is tough. Protective clothing can be heavy and can cause overheating and sweating, while hands and feet can grow numb. To keep military personnel more comfortable, scientists are trying to create high-tech fabrics that heat up when powered and that capture sweat. These fabrics could ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy.

After 11 years and some big changes, the Coast Guard is diving in the Arctic again, with an assist from the Navy. Dive capabilities were recently re-established aboard the Seattle-based Healy.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Greenland Ice Sheet Yielding Clues of Climate Change.

Scientists are drilling down through kilometers of Arctic ice to read the world's climate history as a way to predict the planet's future. VOA's Steve Baragona visited Greenland to see what you can learn from a hole in the ice.

- Voice of America - US

Climate Change Opens Up Shorter Arctic Passage For LNG.

The Cristophe de Margerie, an LNG carrier commissioned by French Total, has become the first tanker to pass the Arctic unaided and is now en route to its destination in Asia, the South Korean port of Boryeong, Total said as quoted by AFP. The route via the Bering Strait in the Arctic is 15 days—or 50 percent—shorter ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Norway Removes Greenpeace Ship From Statoil Arctic Drill Site.

Norway's coast guard has removed Greenpeace protestors from a safety zone near Statoil drilling operations in the Korpfjell field of the Barents Sea, according to a new report in the Maritime Executive. The protestors used kayaks to infiltrate a 500-meter exclusion zone around the Songa Enabler on Thursday in order to ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Microsoft Expands HPC Cloud Portfolio With Cycle Computing Acquisition.

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing to bulk up its HPC cloud services, Arctic data center designed to break records for size and efficiency; Docker updates enterprise edition with secure multi-tenancy support; and there is more.

- eWeek - US

Greenland: how rapid climate change on world's largest island will affect us all.

Dan Bach Kristensen / shutterstockThe largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far from Disko Island where I research retreating glaciers. The fire has captured public and scientific interest not just because its size and location came as a surprise, but ...

- The Conversation - UK

Royal Canadian Navy awards Thales support contract for up to 35 years.

Thales In-Service Support will provide refit, repair, and maintenance services for Canadian Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships.

- UPI - US

Notes from Mars 160: Return to Earth.

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

- Space.com - US

Royal Canadian Navy Taps Thales for In-Service Support for Up To 35 Years.

Key Points - - - • Thales is prime contractor for ISS for both the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and the Joint Support Ships. - • Estimated value of the 35-year contract is $5.2 billion CAD . - • This contract will generate economic benefit of more than $250 Million CAD in Research & Development. - ...

- WebWire - US

Greenpeace activists stop Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic

Friday, August 18: A New Zealander is among a group of activists who have halted a Statoil rig drilling in the Arctic.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

The Arctic Sunrise has been seized. Here's why:

The message is clear: Norway, it's time to choose people over oil. 35 activists from 25 countries around the world are in the Barents Sea to demand an end to Arctic drilling. Today, activists from the Arctic Sunrise on inflatable boats and kayaks entered the exclusion zone of Statoil's Korpfjell well, Norway's most northern ...

- Greenpeace - INT

90 years after it sank, Nunavut returning Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen's ship to Norway

The Maud was built in 1917 for Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. He also made the first successful transit of the Northwest Passage

- National Post - CA

Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well

OSLO - Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Total's ice-class LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible ...

- The Japan Times - JP

French defence giant's Canadian subsidiary gets $5.2-billion contract

Thales subsidiary to service Canada's new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships and joint support vessels

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic's vulnerable ice

Forests in Canada are ablaze, with 2.2 million acres going up in flames so far this year in British Columbia alone. These fires, and others in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, have been belching smoke into the air, in some cases up to 8 miles high. Once in the atmosphere, weather patterns are causing the wildfire smoke ...

- Mashable! - US

Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government's Arctic oil drilling site

Peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil's oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are in the waters protesting with hand banners. The activists are there to deliver this message to the Norwegian government from ...

- WebWire - US

'Maps worldwide were changed': How a novice explorer made his mark in the Arctic in 1860

Charles Francis Hall was a middle-aged nobody equipped with little more than a reporter's sense of curiosity, a hefty dose of Midwestern pluck and $27 borrowed from his wife

- National Post - CA

Balloons and drones and clouds

Albuquerque NM Aug 16, 2017 Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. In addition to providing more precise data ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Arctic Wolf Networks Launches MSP Program For SOC-as-a-Service Offering

Arctic Wolf Networks CEO Brian NeSmith sees the opportunity for managed security services skyrocketing, and the new program will allow partners to capture that opportunity with a recurring revenue model.

- CRN - US

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska's northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a phenomenon tied to climate warming and diminished Arctic … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Arctic Data Center Designed to Break Records for Size and Efficiency

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's abundant hydroelectric power, cold climate and cool water make the Scandinavian nation location for the world's largest data center with near-record efficiency.

- eWeek - US

Despite an unusually chilly Arctic, and El Niño's absence, July 2017 tied for warmest such month on record

That makes last month one of the warmest our planet has experienced since record-keeping began in 1880 Up in the high north, it was unusually cool last month. And unlike last year, there was no El Niño to help amp up temperatures for the globe overall. Yet July 2017 was in a statistical tie for warmest such month in ...

- Discover - US

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska's northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a phenomenon tied to climate warming and diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice.

- Yahoo! News - US

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Pacific walruses have begun coming ashore along Alaska's northwest coast, and it's likely because sea ice in the Arctic Ocean already has receded beyond the outer continental shelf.

- FOX News - US

129I waste used to track ocean currents for 15,000 km after discharge from nuclear plants

Radioactive 129I has travelled the equivalent of a third of the way round the globe, since being released from nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in the UK and France. The iodine's 15,000 km journey begins in the nuclear plants at Sellafield and La Hague and continues via the Arctic Ocean and then southward via the Grand ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Norway's climate hypocrisy: Clean at home, dirty in the Arctic

Norway trumpets its low carbon footprint, but a new report says plans to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic will increase its emissions by half again - making a mockery of its Paris Agreement promises.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Nornickel delivering coal to remote settlements in Russian Arctic

The Polar transport division of nickel and palladium miner Nornickel said on Wednesday it had shipped about a third of the 72 000 t of coal it planned to deliver to remote settlements in the Russian Arctic this year.  Nornickel, which is a key participant of the Northern Supply Haul programme, plans to ship about 48 000 t ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Balloons and drones and clouds; oh, my!

Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. In addition to providing more precise data for weather and climate ...

- ENN - US

Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.

- NPR - US

Arctic's Epic Mosquito Swarms May Get Worse with Climate Change

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. Across the tundra, the rapid changes are affecting creatures large and small. That includes the ferocious Arctic mosquito and the caribou it torments. It's a snapshot of how climate change is rippling through entire ecosystems around the world. VOA's Steve ...

- Voice of America - US

'Biggest Data Center' To Be Built in Arctic

A small town in the remote north of the Arctic Circle is set to be home to the world's largest data center. From a report: The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. The area, however, suffers the country's highest rate of sick ...

- Slashdot - US

Animation shows disappearance of Arctic sea ice

Experts say Arctic sea ice is disappearing earlier in summer and returning later in the fall. An AP animation shows how sea ice coverage has dropped an average of 34,000 square miles per year.         

- USA TODAY - US

We tried 3 different brands of diet ice cream — and the winner is clear

Sarah Schmalbruch/INSIDER The INSIDER Summary: We taste tested three different brands of diet ice creams to see which one tasted the best. We tried Halo Top vanilla bean, Enlightened vanilla, and Arctic Zero maple vanilla. We liked Halo Top the best because it had a rich, creamy vanilla flavor and didn't taste like diet ice ...

- Business Insider - US

The world is on fire

A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km away from Greenland's ice sheet, large swathes of tundra have been burning for over a week.Nobody has seen anything like this in recent times.Satellite imagery of Greenland, 50 km from the ice sheet, 3rd August 2017In the last few years, ...

- Greenpeace - INT

The Woman Bringing Unconventional Sex Ed to the Arctic

Could Candice Lys' unconventional approach to sex ed be transferable to other issues and cultures?

- OZY - US

Midday open thread: Nazis and Klansman and Trump, oh my

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Threat assessment: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Canada proves Americans' gullibility is costing us dearly—here are my solutions, by Egberto Willies 'Freedmen,' an alternative to HBO's alternative history, 'Confederate,' by Jon Perr Poking a cornered animal with a stick is not ...

- Daily Kos - US

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise.

- Yahoo! News - US

Arctic Voyage Finds Global Warming Impact on Ice, Animals

The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise. "The most important piece of clothing to pack is good, sturdy and warm boots. There is going to be snow and ice on the deck of the icebreaker," it read. The Associated Press was joining ...

- Voice of America - US

Persistent wildfires raging in Greenland signal a changing Arctic climate

In the mind's eye, Greenland is anything but a wildfire risk. It's the great white frozen land of the north, the world's largest island, gleaming with ice and snow. But due to climate change and its amplified effect near the poles, Greenland is melting and drying out. That means the island once defined by vast glaciers ...

- Daily Kos - US

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise.

- WRAL.com - US

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut—Global warming is opening up the fabled Northwest Passage, a route through Arctic waters that's closed to ships for most of the year. READ: Is Arctic sea ice doomed to disappear? The Associated Press traveled through the passage on a Finnish icebreaker that achieved the earliest recorded transit ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Notes from Mars 160: Why on 'Mars' Are We Doing This?

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

- Space.com - US

Take a Tour of This Incredible Oceanic Research Vessel

Operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the R/V Neil Armstrong is a vessel uniquely equipped to uncover new findings about the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.

- Yahoo! News - US

DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000 years of European fish trade

Norway is famed for its cod. Catches from the Arctic stock that spawn each year off its northern coast are exported across Europe for staple dishes from British fish and chips to Spanish bacalao stew. Now, a new study published today in the journal PNAS suggests that some form of this pan-European trade in Norwegian cod ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

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