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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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Dr. Don Walsh named Honorary President of The Explorers Club

Dr. Don Walsh named Honorary President of The Explorers Club

Congratulations to SOI Educator Dr. Don Walsh – who has just been named Honorary President of The Explorers Club. Dr. Walsh is one of the...

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Biosphere marks International Polar Year with exhibit

Biosphere marks International Polar Year with exhibit

As part of International Polar Year, Environment Canada’s Biosphère in Montréal, Québec is pleased to present a new exhibit of giant...

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SOI-IPY Arctic Youth Expedition 2008 website launches

SOI-IPY Arctic Youth Expedition 2008 website launches

In three weeks Students on Ice will be in Iqaluit, Nunavut onboard our expedition vessel and ready to set sail for the International Polar Year Arctic Youth...

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