Arctic Ocean

Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk road finally connects Canada from sea to sea to sea

A new year-round highway linking the two communities brings new opportunities to the Arctic.<p>When Eddie Gruben got into the transportation business in …

Canada

UK plastics crackdown to extend to coffee cups

in London<p>British consumers could face new taxes on takeaway food packaging and containers, including throwaway coffee cups, as the government aims to …

Recycling

UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution

Chancellor to announce call for evidence on possible measures to cut use of plastics such as takeaway cartons and packaging<p>The chancellor, Philip Hammond, will announce in next week’s budget a “call for evidence” on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as takeaway cartons and …

Environment

Science update on climate change: from bad to worse

Arctic summer sea ice shrank to 4.64 million square kilometres (1.79 million square miles) in 2017, leaving ice extent well above the record low of …

The Arctic

42,000-year-old baby mammoth set for first Australian exhibition

She may be 42,000 years old, but age hasn't been a barrier for Lyuba the baby woolly mammoth making her first trip to Australia.<p>Regarded as the most …

Paleontology

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling.<p>A budget measure approved by the …

Business

Two new Earth Explorer concepts to understand our rapidly changing world

Earth Explorers for science and society<p>15 November 2017<p>ESA has chosen two concepts, FORUM and SKIM, to be developed further and compete to be the …

Scientific Research

Isolated Canadians welcome highway linking country's south to Arctic Ocean

Conceived in the 1960s, the first all-season highway to forge the connection will open Wednesday morning: ‘It’s going to be a total impact’<p>For most of her life, if Laverna Smith wanted a fresh cut of beef, she had to board a plane to fetch it from the nearest butcher. But as of this week, she will …

Canadian News

Sea to sea to sea: For the first time ever you can now drive to the Arctic Ocean

Canada’s first highway connecting the Northwest Territories to the coast of the Arctic Ocean is about to open.This is the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, …

The Arctic

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Climate Change

The oilsands sector's toxic liquid legacy

Back in the early 1970s, the Alberta government effectively made a Faustian bargain.<p>It allowed the oilsands industry to keep on mining, despite the …

Environment

Huge sunbathing seal brings Alaskan airport to a halt

Encroaching wildlife is a common headache for staff at the Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport in the northern tip of Alaska.<p>But this week they had to deal with a scenario they had yet to encounter when a 32-stone seal was discovered sunbathing on the runway.<p>Scott Babcock, a foreman at the …

News

Comfort Mods for the Kawasaki KLR650

Kawasaki’s venerable KLR650 is one of motorcycling’s true workhorses. Introduced in 1987, it has been around the block and around the world countless …

Motorcycles

Quirks Oct. 28 - Home | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

North Korea has experienced three earthquakes since the September 3rd nuclear test.<p>Fungus treated plants can turn hydrocarbons in oilsands' tailings …

The Arctic

A 450-Pound Seal Was Found Lounging on an Alaskan Airport Runway

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — In Alaska, it’s not uncommon for wildlife like polar bears to wander onto an airport’s runway, but a lounging seal is far more …

Airports

Ocean temperature change models may be flawed, study finds

A Swiss-French study points to inaccuracy in measures of ocean temperatures over the last 100 million years, suggesting that the levels have remained …

Climate Change

450-pound seal removed from northern Alaska airport's runway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In Alaska, it's not uncommon for wildlife like polar bears to wander onto an airport's runway, but a lounging seal is far more unusual.<p>But that's what workers found at the airport in the nation's northernmost city on Monday. A seal estimated to weigh 450 pounds (204 …

Nature

This 450-pound seal removed from Alaska airport runway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In Alaska, it’s not uncommon for wildlife like polar bears to wander onto an airport’s runway, but a lounging seal is far more …

Lifestyle

8 Russians missing after helicopter crash in Arctic Ocean

The helicopter was en route to the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard<p>A Russian helicopter with eight people on board crashed on Thursday into the frigid …

The Arctic

450-pound seal removed from Alaska airport runway

State's department of transportation warned pilots of 'low sealings' at the Utqiagvik airport<p>In Alaska, it's not uncommon for wildlife like polar …

Transportation

U of C researchers conclude Arctic sea ice vanishing more quickly than thought

Already rapidly disappearing Arctic sea ice is melting up to 25 per cent more quickly than initially believed, according to research conducted partly …

Climate Change

Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than scientists initially predicted

Long-held scientific estimates of Arctic sea ice thickness and the rate at which it’s declining have been off significantly, according to a newly …

Global Warming

Arctic sea ice may be declining faster

Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements.<p>A new …

Global Warming

Arctic sea ice may be declining faster than expected - study

CALGARY, Alberta: Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite …

Climate Change

Arctic sea ice may be declining faster than expected: study

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements, a new study from the University of Calgary said on Tuesday.<p>The report from the Canadian university's Cryosphere Climate …

Global Warming

It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

Why Russia wants to own the North Pole.<p>The second Vox Borders journey took me to Svalbard, an island owned by Norway in the Arctic Circle. It’s one of the northernmost inhabited places on Earth.<p>My trip to Svalbard was kicked off by the Arctic’s rapidly melting ice. This region has lost more than a …

The Arctic

Arctic sea ice may be declining faster than expected -study

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the …

Climate Change

U of M student discovers 2-millimetre monster in Arctic Ocean

A University of Manitoba graduate student has discovered a mini monster in Canada’s arctic.<p>Aurelie Delaforge found a tiny crustacean in Cambridge …

The Arctic

Protect Alaska’s Last Great Wilderness From Oil Drilling

Few landscapes remain virtually untrammeled by the growing impact of the planet’s seven and a half billion inhabitants — places where the natural environment is so overwhelmingly intact and truly wild that coming across so much as a boot print is a surprise. It seems unlikely in this day and age, …

Opinion

Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes

Microbes in the atmosphere and the role of the oceans in their movement have been largely overlooked by researchers. Now, an international team shows …

Biology