‘Are We Getting Invaded?’ U.S. Boats Faced Russian Aggression Near Alaska

Russia has escalated its provocative encounters in the North Pacific this year, harassing boats in U.S. fishing waters and sending bombers toward Alaska’s shores.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #bering-sea, #defense-and-military-forces, #fishing-commercial, #north-american-aerospace-defense-command, #russia, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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In the Arctic, Reindeer Are Sustenance and a Sacred Presence

For the Indigenous communities who herd the animals, safeguarding dying culinary traditions isn’t merely about eating but about protecting a longstanding way of life.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arctic-regions, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #finland, #food, #indigenous-people, #meat, #norway, #reindeer, #samis-ethnic-group, #sweden

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Norway’s Supreme Court Hears Rights Challenge to Arctic Oil Drilling

Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment. It’s a test case taking on an industry that is key to the country’s economy.

#arctic-regions, #barents-sea, #constitutions, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #norway, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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How Musk Ox Make It Through Arctic Nights and Never-Ending Days

Scientists wondered whether animals living above the Arctic Circle had the same circadian rhythms as the rest of us.

#animal-behavior, #arctic-regions, #biorhythms, #greenland, #musk-oxen, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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White House Releases New Plan for Seismic Tests in Arctic Refuge

The survey would bring heavy trucks looking for signs of oil reserves into one of the most remote and pristine parts of the United States.

#alaska, #arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #arctic-regions, #drilling-and-boring, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #polar-bears, #wilderness-areas

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What Scandinavians Can Teach Us About Embracing Winter

In the pandemic, rather than feeling depressed that the arrival of cold weather will mean you’ll be isolated indoors, try adopting a positive winter mind-set.

#arctic-regions, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #happiness, #norway, #psychology-and-psychologists, #scandinavia, #weather, #winter-season

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Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany

The Polarstern docked at its home port of Bremerhaven nearly 13 months after it left Norway to study the rapidly changing Arctic.

#arctic-regions, #global-warming, #multidisciplinary-drifting-observatory-for-the-study-of-arctic-climate-mosaic, #research, #wegener-alfred-institute-for-polar-and-marine-research

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Arctic Expedition’s Dress Code Raises Concerns About Sexism in Science

The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, “Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals.”

#arctic-regions, #discrimination, #research, #science-and-technology, #sexual-harassment, #ships-and-shipping, #wegener-alfred-institute-for-polar-and-marine-research, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches a Low, Just Missing Record

Only 2012 had less sea ice coverage, scientists say, as climate change takes its toll in the region.

#arctic-ocean, #arctic-regions, #global-warming, #ice, #national-snow-and-ice-data-center, #oceans-and-seas

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It’s Not Just California. These Places Are Also on Fire.

Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #arctic-regions, #argentina, #brazil, #environment, #global-warming, #indonesia, #russia, #siberia, #wildfires

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The Arctic Is Shifting to a New Climate Because of Global Warming

Open water and rain, rather than ice and snow, are becoming typical of the region, a new study has found.

#arctic-regions, #environment, #global-warming, #nature-climate-change-journal

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Melting Glaciers Are Filling Unstable Lakes. And They’re Growing.

A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.

#arctic-regions, #cloud-computing, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #lakes, #nature-climate-change-journal, #nepal, #research, #satellites, #your-feed-science

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Global Warming Is Driving Polar Bears Toward Extinction, Researchers Say

By century’s end, polar bears worldwide could become nearly extinct as a result of shrinking sea ice in the Arctic if climate change continues unabated, scientists said.

#arctic-regions, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-climate-change-journal, #polar-bears, #research

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Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.

#arctic-regions, #environment, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #siberia, #wildfires

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This Should Be Biden’s Bumper Sticker

He will need a simple, clear message to counter Trump’s “Make America Great Again” trope.

#arctic-regions, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bumper-stickers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Dog Breeding in the Neolithic Age

Fossils and modern DNA show the ancient roots of Arctic sled dogs.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #dog-sledding, #dogs, #europe, #genetics-and-heredity, #greenland, #national-institutes-of-health, #siberia, #university-of-california-santa-cruz, #university-of-copenhagen, #wolves, #your-feed-science

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Major Petroleum Spill Spreads Toward Arctic Ocean in Russia’s North

A diesel fuel spill in Russia’s far north has released about half as much petroleum into the environment as the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska. The fuel is flowing toward the Arctic Ocean.

#arctic-regions, #exxon-valdez-tanker, #norilsk-russia, #norilsk-nickel, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #wilderness-areas

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Russia Declares Emergency After Arctic Oil Spill

The leak of more than 20,000 tons of diesel in Siberia, said to be one of the country’s worst such accidents, turned a river crimson and was heading for the ocean.

#arctic-regions, #investigative-committee-russia, #norilsk-russia, #norilsk-nickel, #oil-spills, #putin-vladimir-v

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Too Cold for an Oil Cut? Russia’s Move Reveals a Long-Running Bluff

Moscow long rejected OPEC’s pleas to reduce output, citing its frosty climate as an excuse. Now, facing a glut, the country is closing wells, many in the Arctic.

#arctic-regions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #russia, #saudi-arabia

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Coronavirus Interrupts, but Doesn’t End, an Arctic Research Expedition

The Polarstern, a science ship, will have to temporarily break out of polar ice because supply flights are no longer possible.

#arctic-regions, #global-warming, #icebreakers, #multidisciplinary-drifting-observatory-for-the-study-of-arctic-climate-mosaic

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The Deadly Losharik Submarine Fire and Russia’s Secret Undersea Agenda

Few want to talk about how 14 sailors met their deaths on a Russian engineering marvel. Fewer still want to talk about what they were doing off Norway’s waters.

#arctic-regions, #defense-and-military-forces, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #norway, #russia, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Quarantined Runners Log Miles in Backyards and Living Rooms

In an era of lockdowns, runners are getting creative when it comes to keeping their distance while staying fit.

#alberta-canada, #arctic-regions, #arlington-va, #cheltenham-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #quarantines, #running, #ultramarathon-running, #wardian-michael-1974

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Impact of Coronavirus Is Felt on an Arctic Science Expedition

A member of a team that is to fly research missions as part of the Mosaic expedition has tested positive for the virus in Germany.

#arctic-regions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #multidisciplinary-drifting-observatory-for-the-study-of-arctic-climate-mosaic, #quarantines

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