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Catch up on the latest news from SOI and our network of alumni and partners. Hear about upcoming events, and meet educators and students from our past and upcoming expeditions.

Mary Simon: Canada – act with vigilance on the climate crisis!

Mary Simon: Canada – act with vigilance on the climate crisis!

Canada's Shameful Inaction on Climate Change by Mary Simon Toronto Star (July 10, 2009) -- Each day that Canada does not act with vigilance on the global...

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Cut GHG Emissions: Save Arctic Ice, Reduce Sea Level Rise

Cut GHG Emissions: Save Arctic Ice, Reduce Sea Level Rise

New computer simulations show the extent that average air temperatures at Earth's surface could warm by 2080-2099 compared to 1980-1999, if (top) greenhouse...

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Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

The amount of thick sea ice on the Arctic Ocean has substantially diminished in recent years. These images show winter ice thickness in meters. ICESat...

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Engaging Youth on Water Issues: Yukon River

Engaging Youth on Water Issues: Yukon River

Do you want to understand the connection between climate change, Yukon’s water supply, and its people? Do you want to explore that Yukon River and...

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Northern Nares Strait Ice Arch Breaks Up

Northern Nares Strait Ice Arch Breaks Up

Nares Strait is a narrow arctic waterway bounded by the east coast of Ellesmere Island (Canadian) and the western coast of Greenland (Danish). The strait is...

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David M. Brock: Canada in the Post-American Arctic

David M. Brock: Canada in the Post-American Arctic

Canada in the Post-American Arctic by David M. Brock (First published May 4, 2009) The 2009 biennial Arctic Council ministerial meetings were recently...

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SOI Staff: "…open & passionate about sharing their knowledge…"

SOI Staff: "…open & passionate about sharing their knowledge…"

Former SOI expedition photographer Trevor Lush was recently interviewed by Stock Photographer John M. Lund. See an excerpt from the interview here: Interview...

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SOI Staff: “…open & passionate about sharing their knowledge…”

SOI Staff: “…open & passionate about sharing their knowledge…”

Former SOI expedition photographer Trevor Lush was recently interviewed by Stock Photographer John M. Lund. See an excerpt from the interview...

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Study warns of fast melt of glaciers

Study warns of fast melt of glaciers

Rapid sea level rise possible: scientists by Randy Boswell Canwest News Service (June 23, 2009) -- It's a little-known natural wonder along Baffin Island's...

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New warning over ‘catastrophic’ sea level rise, scientists claim

New warning over ‘catastrophic’ sea level rise, scientists claim

Sea levels could rise by a "catastrophic" 10 feet by the end of the century – putting millions of people at risk of flooding with coastal cities such as...

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