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35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska is time for the rest of the world to take notice and also to take action to address the root causes of climate change."This summer, the sea ice's annual low point was the sixth smallest since satellite monitoring began in 1979.
North Pole children 'hitch' satellite ride

...The voyage comes courtesy of their grandfather, Mike Perry, who suddenly became landlord to a collection of satellite-monitoring equipment about a year ago. SpaceQuest, a Virginia-based technology company, found Perry and his property...
Dumb, naive and dangerous

...establish six of its own satellite monitoring stations on U.S. soil.You read right. Russian. Satellite. Monitoring. Stations. Here.It seems...rightly, that Russian satellite monitoring systems on U.S. soil will...
Politicians question polar bear protection

...University of Colorado last September reported minimum summer sea ice for 2006 at 2.2 million square miles. Since satellite monitoring began in 1979, the summer sea ice minimum has declined 8.59 percent per decade, a rate that will make the Arctic...
NOAA unveils new satellite monitoring facility

...Administration were joined by Alaska Sen. Mark Begich for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new $11.7-million satellite monitoring facility outside Fairbanks. Located in Gilmore Valley, the 20,000-square-foot Fairbanks Satellite Operations...
Polar bear overseer: few tools to stop melting ice

...melted to their lowest recorded level ever: 1.65 million square miles, or nearly 40 percent below average since satellite monitoring began in 1979. Along with the listing, Kempthorne created a "special rule" stating that the Endangered Species...
Outside editorial: Yes, the Arctic really is melting

...fifth-lowest on record. Underscoring their point, the agencies added, "The six lowest maximum events since satellite monitoring began in 1979 have all occurred in the past six years (2004-09)." Global warming is doing a number on Arctic...
Federal agency advances walrus listing petition

...population will crash. Summer sea ice last year reached the second lowest level, 1.74 million square miles, since satellite monitoring began in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado. The loss was...
Coast Guard admiral asks for Arctic resources

...recorded at a summer low of 1.84 million square miles. It said sea ice melted to the third-lowest level since satellite monitoring began in 1979. More open water is something Colvin's veteran icebreaker captains confirm. They're also concerned...
Study: Arctic summer sea ice low

ANCHORAGE - A report shows this summer's Arctic sea ice melted to the third-lowest level since satellite monitoring began in 1979, continuing a trend of habitat loss for walrus, polar bears and other ice-dependent marine mammals. The National...


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