Arkiv for kategorien ‘Circum-Arctic Resources’

Greenland melting due equally to global warming, natural variations

fredag, 9. maj 2014

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University of Washington: The rapid melting of Greenland glaciers is captured in the documentary “Chasing Ice.” The retreat of the…

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Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming

tirsdag, 8. april 2014



Florida State University


Researchers have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere…

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Arctic melt speeding up

søndag, 9. marts 2014

climate news network: Ice in the Arctic continues to retreat. The season without ice is getting longer by an average…

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Video: A Polar Disaster Movie

mandag, 17. februar 2014

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Science: It’s not a secret that the Arctic Ocean is turning from white to blue as sea ice retreats. But…

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Greenland’s fastest glacier reaches record speeds

onsdag, 5. februar 2014


EGU: Jakobshavn Isbræ (Jakobshavn Glacier) is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that…

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New actors in the Arctic ecosystem

onsdag, 1. januar 2014

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Biologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have for the first time shown that…

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World first: Russia begins pumping oil from Arctic seabed

lørdag, 28. december 2013

gazprom arctic

Gazprom has pioneered the Russian Arctic shelf development

Mongabay: Oil has begun to be pumped from the Arctic seabed, according to Russian…

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Arctic sea ice up from record low

mandag, 16. december 2013

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Autumn sea-ice thickness from CryoSat 2010–2013

ESA: Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice has…

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The North-Eastern Continental Shelf of Greenland

onsdag, 27. november 2013

Partial Submission of the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark together with the Government of Greenland to the Commission on…

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Dansk/grønlandsk krav på kontinentalsokkel nordøst for Grønland indgivet til FN

onsdag, 27. november 2013

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Udenrigsministeriet: Regeringen har sammen med Grønlands Selvstyre den 26. november 2013 til Kommissionen for Kontinentalsoklens Grænser (CLCS) afleveret videnskabelig dokumentation…

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US Arctic Defense Strategy

mandag, 25. november 2013

arctic strategy us defense

American Forces Press Service: Rising temperatures in the Arctic are transforming the region from a frozen desert to “an evolving…

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Unprecedented warmth in Arctic

torsdag, 24. oktober 2013

University Colorado Boulder

Average summer temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic during the last 100 years are higher now than during any century…

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Escaping the warmth: The Atlantic cod conquers the Arctic

onsdag, 23. oktober 2013

polar cod

Alfred Wegener Institute: As a result of climate change the Atlantic cod has moved so far north that it’s juveniles…

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The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean

onsdag, 25. september 2013

Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global…

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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum in 2013 Is Sixth Lowest On Record

lørdag, 21. september 2013

sea ice low 2013 nsidc

NSIDC: On September 13, Arctic sea ice reached its likely minimum extent for 2013. The minimum ice extent was the…

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Arctic trade route opens

søndag, 11. august 2013 Cosco Shipping Co’s new shortcut route to Europeand North Americavia the Arctic Northeast Passage is expected to change China’s…

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Natural Systems in Changing Climates

fredag, 2. august 2013

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Science, Special Issue | 2 August 2013

Anthropogenic climate change is now a part of our reality. Even the most optimistic…

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Cost of Arctic methane release could be ‘size of global economy’

torsdag, 25. juli 2013

Erasmus University (RSM).: “The global impact of a warming Arctic is an economic time-bomb”, says Gail Whiteman, Professor of sustainability,…

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New arctic monitoring web-site

tirsdag, 2. juli 2013

polar portal dk

The Danish Arctic research institutions present updated knowledge on the condition of two major components of the Arctic: The Greenland…

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NASA experiment uncovers Arctic climate time bomb

tirsdag, 2. juli 2013

RTCC: The Arctic could prove to be a climate time bomb according to early results from a NASA experiment to…

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Ice levels, rule changes to boost Arctic northern sea route

torsdag, 30. maj 2013

Reuters: Shipping along the Arctic northern sea route is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next eight years…

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Arctic Biodiversity Assessment

fredag, 17. maj 2013

arctic biodiversity

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the “Arctic…

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White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral

fredag, 3. maj 2013

guardian: Senior US government officials are to be briefed at the White House this week on the danger of an…

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Arctic Sea Ice minimum, sept 1979 -sept 2012.

mandag, 29. april 2013

arctic sea ice

Arctic News: Above a tilted screenshot from the animation below, by Andy Lee Robinson, of Arctic Sea Ice minimum volumes…

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Interactive Map of the Arctic

torsdag, 11. april 2013

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Greenpeace: Into the Arctic is a digital, interactive map we just launched today with the North Pole at its centre.…

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The ten lowest maximums in arctic sea ice have occurred in the last ten years .

tirsdag, 26. marts 2013

arctic sea ice 2013 march

NSIDC: Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on March 15 at 15.13 million square kilometers (5.84…

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Opening the Northern Sea Route administration

torsdag, 21. marts 2013

north sea route

BarentsObs: From an office in downtown Moscow, 15 people will regulate traffic along Russia’s Northern Sea Route.

A decree signed this…

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CryoSat reveals major loss of arctic ice

onsdag, 13. februar 2013

cryosat 2013 esa

ESA: An international team of scientists using new measurements from ESA’s ice mission has discovered that the volume of Arctic…

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Polar Bear Researchers Urge Governments to Act Now and Save the Species

mandag, 11. februar 2013

Polar Bears International: A University of Alberta polar bear researcher along with eleven international co-authors, including Polar Bear International’s chief…

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Many voices at the table

mandag, 11. februar 2013

The Economist: AS the arctic melts, the politics of the region are hotting up. Today, the arctic council includes Singapore,…

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A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets

mandag, 7. januar 2013

Bristol University: Future sea level rise due to the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could be substantially…

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TIMELINE: Documenting Shell’s 2012 Arctic Drilling Debacle

lørdag, 5. januar 2013

ThinkProgress: This week’s grounding of Shell’s enormous Kulluk drilling rig near Kodiak Island, Alaska has not inspired confidence in its…

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The melting Arctic

torsdag, 3. januar 2013

EEA: The extent of the sea ice in the Arctic reached a new record low in September 2012. Climate change…

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Drifting Shell drill ship grounds on rocks off Alaska

onsdag, 2. januar 2013

(Reuters) – A large drill ship belonging to oil major Shell ran aground off Alaska on Monday night after drifting…

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2012 Arctic Report Card

onsdag, 5. december 2012

noaa 2012

NOAA: Arctic continues to break records in 2012: Becoming warmer, greener region with record losses of summer sea ice and…

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Clearest evidence yet of polar ice losses

fredag, 30. november 2012

ESA 2012

ESA: After two decades of satellite observations, an international team of experts brought together by ESA and NASA has produced…

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China adopts 
low-key approach to secure economic interests in the arctic, says SIPRI

torsdag, 29. november 2012

SIPRI: (Stockholm, 27 November 2012) Aware of the suspicions some countries have about its intentions in the Arctic, China is…

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46 vessels through Northern Sea Route

søndag, 25. november 2012

Barents Observer: The 2012 navigation season on the Northern Sea Route is coming to an end. Never before have so…

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A Quest to Document Earth’s Disappearing Glaciers

torsdag, 1. november 2012

yale 360 extreme ice

Yale Environment 360: For James Balog, it all began with a 2005 National Geographic assignment to photograph the world’s rapidly…

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Animated graphics show records broken in levels of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

tirsdag, 9. oktober 2012

New Scientist: Last month saw unprecedented conditions in both Arctic and Antarctic. The animations below show the average extent of…

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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice … and of a ‘Giant Parasol’

onsdag, 3. oktober 2012

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Yale forum on climate change

Yale: A new video produced by independent videographer Peter Sinclair for The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media…

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High-Arctic Heat Tops 1,800-Year High

lørdag, 29. september 2012

LDEO: Summers on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard are now warmer than at any other time in the last 1,800…

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Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why, And What Next

mandag, 24. september 2012

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ClimateProgress: What’s happening in the Arctic? Why is it happening? And does it matter for the bulk of us who…

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Visualizing 2012’s Record Arctic Sea Ice Melt

lørdag, 22. september 2012

Climate Central: The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced on September 19 that Arctic sea ice had reached its…

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Arctic sea ice extent settles at record seasonal minimum

onsdag, 19. september 2012

nsidc polar ice sept 2012

NSIDC: On September 16, Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its minimum extent for the year of 3.41 million…

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Race Is On as Ice Melt Reveals Arctic Treasures

onsdag, 19. september 2012

The New York Times: At stake are the Arctic’s abundant supplies of oil, gas and minerals that are, thanks to…

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How to teach … Polar meltdown

tirsdag, 18. september 2012

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This week the Guardian Teacher Network has resources related to climate change and the Arctic meltdown. Enjoy.

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Possible consequences for an ice-free Arctic Ocean

mandag, 17. september 2012

Biology Letters: Recent studies predict that the Arctic Ocean will have ice-free summers within the next 30 years. This poses…

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As Sea Ice Fades, The Arctic Becomes A Nautical Highway

fredag, 7. september 2012

Climate Central. The timing couldn’t have been better: just a week or so after scientists announced the greatest meltback of…

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Crucial risk management issues in Arctic operations

fredag, 31. august 2012

DNV : A new study about crucial risk management issues relating to Arctic operations is released by DNV and the Fridtjof…

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Atmospheric CO2 data