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  1. Sprinkling of sawdust could soak up Arctic oil spills

    It's estimated that the Arctic contains approximately 13 percent of the world's undiscovered oil, and with more oil developers eyeing these deposits as the ice retreats in the Arctic Sea, environmentalists are saying an Arctic oil spill occurring is a matter of when, not if. In a bid...

  2. Sixteen Young Leaders Who Will Influence the Future of the Arctic

    In the year since Arctic Deeply launched, we’ve noticed that several names keep coming up over and over again. Whether we were covering climate change or Arctic shipping routes, oil and gas or Inuit education, the work of a group of educators, activists, filmmakers, scientists and...

  3. Port sees growth as traversing the Arctic gets easier

    One of Alaska's northernmost ports has seen a significant bump in traffic in the past five years, as melting sea ice has helped more vessels, both commercial and recreational, traverse the Arctic. The Port of Nome has seen a spike in docked vessels since 2011, and growth in traffic...

  4. Report: Empowered Arctic Communities Are More Resilient to Change

    Temperatures in Arviat, Nunavut, a hamlet on the western shore of Hudson Bay, rose to -1C (30F) this week. The warm weather was unusual for this time of year, said Nancy Karetak-Lindell, who lives there. “It makes it unsafe to travel [on the ice]. This means that my father’s and...

  5. Submit your abstracts for "Resources" Special Issue

    Tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is growing rapidly. Tourism operations in the polar-regions capitalize on the regions' natural assets, including their landscapes, wildlife and remoteness. Tourists from across the world are attracted by the pristine character, the sparsely or...

  6. Glaciological Investigations in Norway 2011-2015

    A new edition in the series “Glaciological Investigations in Norway” is now available for download here. The report includes a summary of mass balance measurements in Norway in 2011-2015, as well as an overview of changes in glacier length, jøkulhlaups (GLOFSs) and subglacial...

  7. Alaska biologists research mystery of declining caribou herd

    The size of a large caribou herd in Alaska's Arctic region has dropped by more 50 percent over the last three years, and researchers who have tentatively ruled out hunting and predation as significant factors for the decline are trying to determine why. The state's Central Arctic...

  8. Signs of climate change at Arctic tree line

    In northern Alaska’s Brooks Range, the earth as most of us know it comes to an end. From Fairbanks, the northernmost city on the North American road grid, drive up the graveled Dalton Highway. Unpeopled boreal forest stretches in all directions. About 200 miles on, you pass the arctic...

  9. Research finds sharing, cooperation key to Arctic villages

    A new analysis of subsistence data collected in three Arctic communities underscores the importance of social ties and sharing among households. The analysis draws on data collected in 2009 and 2010, as part of research led University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Gary Kofinas. The...