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My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...Russia, under President Vladimir Putin's direction, claimed exclusive control to 463,000 square miles of the Arctic sea shelf extending to the North Pole. Russia, the U.S., Canada, Denmark and Norway have all been jockeying for jurisdiction...
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming and professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said Friday there may be fluctuations of temperatures and Arctic sea ice cover over the next decade or two, but the long-term trend is for warmer temperatures, less ice and trouble for...
This has been a month of extreme weather around the world

...stronger quickly.Some scientists have theorized that the jet stream has been changing in recent years because of shrinking Arctic sea ice, an idea that has not totally been accepted but is gaining ground, Shepherd says.Katharine Hayhoe, a climate...
Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...confrontation or fear-mongering," Russia's Donskoi said. His government hailed a plan to prevent an oil disaster in the Arctic Sea, the cleanup of which would be a logistical nightmare.And the United States, which sets the Council's agenda for...
My Turn: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...accelerated pace, bodies of water are shrinking and forests are more vulnerable to disease and fire. In February, Arctic sea ice reached its lowest maximum extent on record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. These adverse...
Arctic sea ice maximum may reach record low in satellite era

ANCHORAGE - Arctic sea ice coverage could reach record low levels this year, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.Using satellite measurements...
My Turn: Ramp up US, Alaska's Arctic infrastructure

...the Arctic being increasingly linked to global markets by the development of offshore natural resources; as changes in Arctic sea ice thickness, extent and character enable ever-longer seasons of trans-Arctic tanker and bulk-carrier shipping...
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...Last year, 70 vessels used the Northern Sea Route.Predictions of increased ship traffic in the wake of diminished Arctic sea ice Arctic waters may have been premature, said Malte Humpert, executive director of the Arctic Institute, a Washington...
UAF researcher receives $4.2M to research Arctic change

...four main goals. It will try to improve understanding, advance prediction and explore the consequences of changing Arctic sea ice. It will aim to document and understand how degradation of near-surface permafrost will affect Arctic and global...
NASA project to check out summer sea ice

...high-altitude, converted U2 spy plane to test technology over Arctic sea ice for future applications.The long-winged ER-2...The flights are being conducted at 65,000 feet over Arctic sea ice and Alaska glaciers and collecting measurements...


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