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In hot water: World's ocean temps warmest recorded

In hot water: World's ocean temps warmest recorded

In hot water: World's ocean temps warmest recorded by Seth Borenstein AP (August 20, 2009) WASHINGTON — The world's oceans this summer are the warmest on...

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El Nino Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10

El Nino Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10

Weekly averaged sea surface temperatures (top, °C) and anomalies (bottom, °C) for the past twelve weeks. SST analysis is the optimum interpolation (OI)...

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Australian Parliament passes energy law

Australian Parliament passes energy law

Australian Parliament passes energy law The law was passed Thursday requiring that 20 percent of the country's electricity come from renewable sources such...

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Methane seeps from Arctic sea-bed

Methane seeps from Arctic sea-bed

Methane bubbles observed by sonar, escape from sea-bed as temperatures rise (BBC News) Methane seeps from Arctic sea-bed by Judith Burns Science and...

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OOKPIK.ORG relaunched: Online community for circumpolar youth

OOKPIK.ORG relaunched: Online community for circumpolar youth

Relaunching OOKPIK.ORG Building a community for circumpolar youth The community website for circumpolar youth has had a total makeover. It’s a completely...

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Job Posting: Coordinator – Northern Fellowship Program

Job Posting: Coordinator – Northern Fellowship Program

An exciting new position has become available as the Coordinator for the new Northern Fellowship Program at the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation for...

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Why the Arctic is central to climate change negotiations

Why the Arctic is central to climate change negotiations

Sheila Watt-Cloutier Why the Arctic is central to climate change negotiations by Patricia Cochrane and Sheila Watt-Cloutier Winnipeg Free Press (July 27,...

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Climate change: New study backs UN panel on ocean rise

Climate change: New study backs UN panel on ocean rise

Climate change: New study backs UN panel on ocean rise AFP (July 26, 2009) PARIS — The UN's climate panel has been backed over a key question as to how far...

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When Rain Falls On Snow, Arctic Animals May Starve

When Rain Falls On Snow, Arctic Animals May Starve

Musk oxen clash horns in a battle for dominance on Alaska's Seward Peninsula. Researchers suspect that herds of reindeer, musk oxen and other Arctic animals...

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IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium

IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium

The IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium will take place from December 4 to 8, 2009 in Victoria, B.C., Canada. The Symposium is organized in...

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