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Int'l - Arctic Ocean's 'Last Ice Area' Disappearing Faster Than Expected

The oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice known as the “Last Ice Area” is melting faster than anticipated as the earth warms, scientists from the Polar Science Center wrote in a new study.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

World - Then and now: Arctic sea-ice feeling the heat

Arctic sea-ice plays an important role in controlling the planet's temperature, and any problem with this natural thermostat is a cause for concern.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Int'l - Japan Prepares Research Ship as Arctic Ocean Opens Up for Resources Exploitation

The Arctic is home to 13% of the world’s crude oil and 30% of the world’s natural gas. Japan will have to establish an advantage over the U.S., Russia, and China.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

World - Antarctica has hidden lakes: Scientists find water system formed by melting ice due to global warming

The Antarctic water system has been a mystery and scientists are trying to unravel this world hidden under tons of ice accumulated over millions of years.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

World - Specter of Arctic standoff looms as melting sea ice upsets geostrategic balance

Climate change is disrupting the environmental balance of the Arctic with potential global ramifications. Arctic states are jostling for control of shipping lanes, natural resources and strategic advantage as polar ice retreats.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

World - "Doomsday Glacier" Could Be More Stable Than Previously Feared

The world’s largest ice sheets may be in less danger of sudden collapse than previously predicted, according to new findings led by the University of Michigan.

Northeast
Energy

NY - BOEM to offer New York Bight wind leases; scallop fishermen urge delay

The U.S. plans to auction eight lease areas for offshore wind power in the shallow stretch of the Atlantic between New York’s Long Island and New Jersey.

Arctic & Antarctica
Aquaculture

World - Indigenous knowledge to help identify sustainable Arctic fish

When Justin Milton moved to Ottawa five years ago from the Arctic community of Pond Inlet on Baffin Island, it was difficult to find his favourite fish, Arctic char.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Arctic - China’s Navy in the Arctic: Potential Game Changer for the Future of the Region?

Today’s Arctic is different in that there is a new player in the region, namely China, which is bringing new opportunities to the area, but at the same time making political and security issues there even more complex.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Antarctica - Antarctica’s Doomsday Glacier: How Doomed Are We?

Two new papers offer radically different predictions of the glacier’s future — and thus for the future of low-lying cities around the world. Here’s how to understand the divergent projections

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

CA - Canada To Procure Two Polar Iceabreakers To Enhance Arctic Presence

The Canadian Coast Guard announced on 6 May 2021 that two Polar icebreakers will join its fleet to enhance Canada’s Arctic presence and provide critical services to Canadians.

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