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Celebrate "People at the Poles" Polar Day in Ottawa/Gatineau!

Celebrate "People at the Poles" Polar Day in Ottawa/Gatineau!

IPY Polar Day: "People at the Poles" Canadians: Come celebrate IPY Polar Day - People at the Poles Learn more about the coolest part of Canada! Where: The...

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Large Arctic ice shelf breaks away, now adrift in Arctic Ocean

Large Arctic ice shelf breaks away, now adrift in Arctic Ocean

The Canadian Press has reported that a massive Arctic ice shelf has broken free and is now adrift in the Arctic Ocean. See the story here. Large Arctic ice...

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Ice shelves suffered major melting over summer

Ice shelves suffered major melting over summer

The Ward Hunt Ice shelf The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has reported that Canada's ice shelves suffered major melting over the summer of 2008. See the...

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September 24: IPY DAYS – PEOPLE AT THE POLES!

September 24: IPY DAYS – PEOPLE AT THE POLES!

photo: Max Holmes The next International Polar Day, on September 24th, will focus on PEOPLE. These days occur every three months and are a great opportunity...

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Arctic sea ice at second lowest level

Arctic sea ice at second lowest level

Figure 1. Daily Arctic sea ice extent for August 26, 2008, fell below the 2005 minimum, which was 5.32 million square kilometers (2.05 million square miles)....

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SOI applauds Canada for its Arctic Conservation Initiative

SOI applauds Canada for its Arctic Conservation Initiative

John Baird, Canada's Environment Minister, with Students on Ice Alumni Katrina Adams (Arctic '07) and Delphine Delphie Rémillard Labrosse (Arctic...

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Auyuittuq National Park experiences "record-breaking" warmth

Auyuittuq National Park experiences "record-breaking" warmth

Parks Canada staff flying by helicopter over Auyuittuq National Park on Tuesday took this photograph of the erosion at Crater Lake. (Matthew Nakashuk/Parks...

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Auyuittuq National Park experiences “record-breaking” warmth

Auyuittuq National Park experiences “record-breaking” warmth

Parks Canada staff flying by helicopter over Auyuittuq National Park on Tuesday took this photograph of the erosion at Crater Lake. (Matthew Nakashuk/Parks...

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4 km2 chunk breaks off Arctic’s Ward Hunt Ice Shelf

4 km2 chunk breaks off Arctic’s Ward Hunt Ice Shelf

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail By David Hutton & Jessica Leeder A four-square-kilometre chunk has broken off Ward Hunt Ice Shelf - the largest remaining ice...

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4 km2 chunk breaks off Arctic's Ward Hunt Ice Shelf

4 km2 chunk breaks off Arctic's Ward Hunt Ice Shelf

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail By David Hutton & Jessica Leeder A four-square-kilometre chunk has broken off Ward Hunt Ice Shelf - the largest remaining ice...

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