Company sails through Northwest Passage

December 21, 2009: 

Nunavut - The 2009 sealift was a year of firsts for Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (NEAS). To service the Kitikmeot communities of Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak, the Montreal-based shipping company sailed through the Northwest Passage with an ice-breaking vessel.
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Protected habitat proposed for rare Alaska whale

December 02, 2009: 

Anchorage, Alaska (Reuters) - Over 3,000 square miles (7,770 sq kms) in Alaska would be protected as critical habitat for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale, under a proposal issued on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Assert Arctic Sovereignty or Lose It, Says Navy Commander

November 10, 2009: 

The former commanding officer of HMCS Toronto said Monday that Arctic sovereignty is a matter of use it or lose it - and Canada has been busy using it.
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Titles Fit for a 400th Anniversary

September 11, 2009: 

Mike Wallace, the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of “Gotham,” calls “New York 400” (Running Press, $40) an “aide-memoire” - the equivalent of a family photo album by 16 historians with their own idiosyncratic focus on what the subtitle calls “A Visual History of America's Greatest City.”
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Friendlier Arctic Seas Bring Opportunity, and Risk

September 9, 2009: 

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Two rare episodes recently spotlight the new world - and its potential and perils - that is opening upthe Arctic seas as global warming slowly erodes the ice cap.
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Rock Solid Spot to Set Precedent

September 9, 2009: 

If we could only settle the issue of sovereignty over Hans Island, a pretty well worthless lump of rock sitting somewhat pointlessly in Nares Strait between Danish Greenland and Canada's Ellesmere Island, then perhaps the larger, the more difficult, the more controversial and the more hugely economically important issue of Arctic sovereignty could be settled.
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Arctic Passage Open Without ice Breakers First Time in History

September 6, 2009: 

This year's opening marks the fourth time in five years that the Northeast Passage has opened, and commercial shipping companies are taking note.
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400 Years Ago This Week, Henry Hudson Explores the Great River That Will Bear His Name

September 4, 2009: 

Picture the scene. It's 400 years ago this week. Anchored in the middle of the wide river and riding high on the water is a three-masted, 80-ton ship, a speedy but shallow-bottom vessel.
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Arctic warming has reversed long-term cooling cycle

September 4, 2009: 

Canwest News Service. Recent warming in the Arctic has interrupted, and reversed, a long- term cooling cycle triggered by wobbles in Earth's orbit, according to new research.
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Multi-year ice clogs Northwest Passage

August 14, 2009: 

Ikaluktutiak / Cambridge Bay - Sailors trying to make the trip through the Northwest Passage are encountering an unusual substance this year - ice.
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The Unplumbed Riches of the Deep

May 14, 2009: 

The Economist - In teenspeak, if a star such as Madonna or J.Lo is huge, that is a reference not to her size but to her popularity.
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Arctic Landgrab

May 2009: 

National Geographic - As rising temperatures melt the polar ice cap, five countries race to map their claims to a new energy frontier. The stakes are huge. Nearly a quarter of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas ...
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Interview - US to Seek New Cooperation in Thawing Arctic

April 2009: 

Reuters - By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. The United States will seek cooperation with Russia and other Arctic states as global warming thaws the polar region, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said on Tuesday.
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Geological Survey

July 2008: 

The U.S. Geological Survey assessment released today is the first publicly available petroleum resource estimate of the entire area north of the Arctic Circle. 90 Billion Barrels of Oil, 1,670 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Assessed in the Arctic.
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Oil-Funded Research in Palin's Campaign Against Protection for Polar Bear

October 1, 2008: 

In the article below, we describe the geophysicist Professor Syun-Ichi Akasofu as a founding director of the Heartland Institute. In fact he has never held any formal position with the US thinktank.
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Polar Bears Resort to Cannibalism as Arctic Ice Shrinks

September 23, 2008: 

Summer is over in the northern hemisphere, but it's been another chilling season for researchers who study Arctic sea ice.
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Harper Arctic-Bound To Push Canadian Claims, Counter Russian Moves

September 20, 2008: 

Farnham, Que - "We will continue to make our claims and continue to provide the research necessary to back our claims, and to work through the international process," Harper said Friday during a campaign swing through Quebec.
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Northwest Passage's Northern Route Open Again

September 4, 2008: 

The northerly route of the Northwest Passage has been declared navigable by the Canadian Ice Service.
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Northwest Passage's Northern Route Open Again

September 11, 2008: 

read entire article Canada is seeing an increase in Russian flights near its airspace in the Arctic as Moscow seeks to strengthen its sovereignty in the vast resource-rich region, Defense Minister Peter MacKay said.
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U.S. Wants to Talk About Canada's Shipping Rules

August 29, 2008: 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plan to tighten shipping regulations in the disputed Northwest Passage has caught the attention of the U.S. government, which said Thursday that "we will be discussing the proposal with Canada" to ensure it doesn't violate international law.
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Heartbreaking Picture of the Polar Bears with 400 Miles to Swim to the Nearest Ice

August 30, 2008: 

Struggling against the waves, this polar bear faces almost certain death after becoming lost at sea in the Arctic.
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U.S. Waking up to Arctic Competition: Coast Guard Chief

August 8, 2008: 

In the latest sign of the rising international political stakes in the Arctic, the top U.S. Coast Guard official has revealed a planned shift in American foreign policy from scientific research to "sovereignty" and "security presence" in Alaskan waters bordering Canadian and Russian territory.
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Cutting the Arctic Pie

May 30, 2008: 

Moscow (RIA Novosti political commentator Andrei Fedyashin) - Ilulissat, Greenland, will go down in history as the polar city where the ice moved for the first time - foreign ministers and other representatives of the five Arctic nations - Denmark (Greenland is its province), Canada, Norway, Russia, and the United States met there on May 27-29 to discuss a legal division of the Arctic.
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January 15, 2008: 

It was reported that analysts at Jane's Defence Weekly claim that Arctic sovereignty is fast becoming a high-stakes and potentially dangerous game. October 24, 2007: Canadian news reported that Canada had stationed six CF-18 fighter jets at 5 Wing Goose Bay in central Labrador in response to Russian military exercises in the Arctic. In addition, the Canadian military plans to buy a fleet of remote-controlled aircraft or UAVs to patrol the Arctic. The drones will be equipped with cameras, radar, radios, electronic sensors and possibly even weapons.