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Arctic warship order to be trimmed in shipbuilding plan – CBC.ca

Oct
20

Arctic warship order to be trimmed in shipbuilding plan
CBC.ca
The federal government is trimming its expected order of Arctic patrol ships and evaluating a set of unsolicited proposals to convert civilian cargo ships for use by the Royal Canadian Navy, The Canadian Press has learned. Both steps are a sign that …
Fewer Arctic warships, leased tankers a sign of more modest shipbuilding planCTV News
Conservative government retreats on Arctic patrol ship promise – only five …Ottawa Citizen

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Alaska Aviation Legends: Bill Diehl, Arctic aircraft designer – Alaska Dispatch

Oct
20

Alaska Aviation Legends: Bill Diehl, Arctic aircraft designer
Alaska Dispatch
Diehl's curriculum vitae is a potpourri of challenges and disciplines that led to the certification and manufacture of the Arctic Tern, the development of a flight director simulator for twin-engine jets, and motion simulator cockpits of warbirds for …

 

Redefining the Arctic – The Arctic Journal

Oct
20

Redefining the Arctic
The Arctic Journal
“If you ask people, you will often be told that Iceland doesn't belong to the Arctic, because the country is south of the Arctic Circle, but I think that this word, 'Arctic', is not a good term. I think 'North' makes more sense. Because what is it …
Arctic Council senior officials to meet this week in YellowknifeNunatsiaq News

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Arctic Sea Ice Loss Driving Dramatic Temperature Increase in Alaska – VICE News

Oct
20

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Driving Dramatic Temperature Increase in Alaska
VICE News
Alaska has experienced significant warming over the past three decades and melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean seems to be the cause, say researchers from the Arctic Climate Research Center (ACRC) in Fairbanks, Alaska. The authors, publishing in The …
2014 Arctic sea ice extent – 6th lowest in millenniaThe Guardian

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Arctic Council senior officials to meet this week in Yellowknife – Nunatsiaq News

Oct
20

Arctic Council senior officials to meet this week in Yellowknife
Nunatsiaq News
The Arctic Council's senior officials will find a lot on their plate at a meeting in Yellowknife this week, including discussions around pollutants, animal and plant diversity, marine shipping issues, and emergency preparedness. The Oct. 22 to Oct. 23 …
Senior Arctic Officials to meet in Yellowknife October 22-23, 2014The Arctic Journal

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Arctic cultures could be under threat as mining and oil come to their lands – PRI

Oct
20

Arctic cultures could be under threat as mining and oil come to their lands
PRI
The games brought athletes from seven Arctic nations — including Canada, Norway, the United States, Iceland and Greenland — to Russia for events like boat races, wrestling and local events that the competitors taught each other. The Russian …

 

Putin says Arctic militarization will not harm polar bears – Alaska Dispatch

Oct
20

Putin says Arctic militarization will not harm polar bears
Alaska Dispatch
As BarentsObserver reported, Russia's new Arctic base includes a tactical group equipped with missile systems, including anti-aircraft defense, a radiotechnical unit, as well as a material and technical supply unit. A group of naval vessels from …

Arctic Shipping Code Gets Mixed Review As Traffic Soars – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Oct
20

Arctic Shipping Code Gets Mixed Review As Traffic Soars
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Shipping in polar waters can be as lightly regulated as shipping in the temperate climes. Yet polar risks include suddenly shifting winds and thick sea ice of the sort that trapped the global warming researchers aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy last year.
Draft Polar Code approved by IMO's Marine Environment Protection CommitteeHellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Polar Code a step closer to 2017 entry into forceSeatrade Global

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U.S. Takes Charge of Efforts to Cope with a Fast-Changing Arctic – Scientific American

Oct
20

U.S. Takes Charge of Efforts to Cope with a Fast-Changing Arctic
Scientific American
This week, senior Arctic officials from multiple countries will meet in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to hear the United States present its agenda for its two-year chairmanship starting next year. The council is a forum for nations bordering on …
What if Climate Change is Worse Than We Thought?CounterPunch

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