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Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska challenge the Northern Sea Route as the new gateway for Arctic based transit anytime soon ? if ever. Although the Arctic sea ice has lost half its area and three quarters of its volume over the past three decades, the Northwest Passage still...
Coast Guard honors Fran Ulmer at ceremony

...presidential appointment on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.Summer arctic sea ice is "50 percent less in extent in the last couple of decades and 75 percent less in total volume," Ulmer said...
Climate report struggles with temperature quirks

...The previous decade was the warmest on record and, so far, this decade is even warmer, albeit slightly. Meanwhile, Arctic sea ice shrank to a record low last year, and the IPCC draft said sea levels have risen by 7.5 inches (19 centimeters...
US, Canada conduct Bering Strait spill drill

...Bering Strait, which can be constricted by ice and bad weather.The loss of summer Arctic sea ice, which is at record lows this year, is making the Arctic sea routes more available for commercial shipping, including for vessels that are non-ice...
94 in Alaska? Weather extremes tied to erratic jet stream

...northern polar regions warm two to three times faster than the rest of the world, augmented by unprecedented melting of Arctic sea ice and loss in snow cover, the temperature difference shrinks. Then the jet stream slows and undulates more.The...
Empire editorial: Polar history sent to the scrap yard

...go into the new ice breakers being built by foreign powers that one day could challenge our rights in newly-opened Arctic sea lanes. America is down to one functioning ice breaker as it is, with our only heavy ice breaker in repairs and itself...
Salazar: Shell drilling delay due to barge problem

...everything we can to abide by the standards and regulations that we have set and to make sure that the environment in the Arctic seas are protected by their activities," he said.Shell has invested more than $4 billion in Arctic offshore drilling...
Warm Arctic sets record for summer sea ice melt

...reported Monday that the extent of Arctic sea ice shrank to 1.58 million square...fiddling with it.Scientists say Arctic sea ice helps moderate temperatures further...linked some of the factors behind Arctic sea ice loss to higher probabilities...
Arctic ice shrinks to all-time low; half 1980 size warming. But he and others say the polar regions are where the globe first sees the signs of climate change."Arctic sea ice is one of the most sensitive of nature's thermometers," said Jason Box, an Ohio State University polar researcher...
Global warming means more Antarctic ice

...hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of the biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record.Climate change skeptics have seized on the Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isn't warming and...


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