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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/number-ships-transiting-arctic-waters-f
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/ramp-us-alaskas-arctic-infrastructure
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/uaf-researcher-receives-42m-research
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/nasa-project-check-out-summer-sea-ice
State
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...of projections have been made as to how much Bering Strait vessel traffic will increase in the coming years if summer Arctic sea ice continues to recede. The study reports that from 2009-2013, the trans-Strait vessel count grew from 239 to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/bering-straits-native-corp-seeks-land-f
State
Video from polar bear's neck cam shows life on ice

ANCHORAGE - The first video of life on Arctic sea ice from a polar bear point of view has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey.The agency on Friday released a clip recorded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-08/video-polar-bears-neck-cam-shows-life-i
State
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion
Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska

...to increase by 10 to 12 degrees in the north, 8 to 10 degrees in interior Alaska and 6 to 8 degrees elsewhere.? Arctic sea ice has declined, with only about half as much present in late summer as was recorded when satellite records began in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/climate-assessment-warns-dire-effects-a
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-04/coast-guard-honors-fran-ulmer-ceremony
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-06-25/94-alaska-weather-extremes-tied-erra
Outdoors

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