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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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New predictions for future sea level rise

New predictions for future sea level rise

New Predictions For Sea Level Rise Science Daily (July 29, 2009) — Fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements have been...

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Polar temperatures rise rapidly: Summer ice break-up starts early

Polar temperatures rise rapidly: Summer ice break-up starts early

Walruses are amongst the animals under threat © 2009 Financial Times Deutschland, © dpa Melting ice threatens polar life As temperatures rise rapidly at...

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Vast expanses of Arctic ice melt in summer heat

Vast expanses of Arctic ice melt in summer heat

The shore line from Tuktoyaktuk, in the Northwest Territories, Canada, is shown on August 8, 2009. The Arctic Ocean has given up tens of thousands more square...

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SOI-IPY Expeditioners return to Ottawa!

SOI-IPY Expeditioners return to Ottawa!

SOI-IPY Arctic Youth Expedition 2009 participants returned to Ottawa last evening evening from their incredible journey to Nunavik, Northern Québec, and...

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SOI Launches Arctic Youth Expedition 2009 Website

SOI Launches Arctic Youth Expedition 2009 Website

Between July 29th and August 13th parents, students, educators and polar enthusiasts can visit the www.studentsonice.com/arctic2009 Students on Ice Arctic...

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Global warming impacts animation: Arctic

Global warming impacts animation: Arctic

The impacts of global warming will be particularly dramatic for the Arctic and Antarctica. In this animation, we look more closely at the consequences for the...

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