The European Parliament this week voted to ban drilling for oil in the Arctic. The Arctic has been warming about twice as fast as the global average and sea ice has been shrinking significantly since 1981, to about 40% less than its summer extent 35 years ago. 423 more words
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In the European Parliament resolution, adopted by 111 votes to 8, with 1 abstention, MEPs stress that the Arctic sea ice has diminished significantly since 1981, threatening to release huge amounts of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, while melting glaciers contribute to globally rising sea levels. 286 more words
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NOV. 16, 2016, 6:12 A.M. E.S.T.
In this Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 photo construction workers at the site of the Aurora Observatory in Karholl, northern Iceland. 2,290 more words
The Arctic – a place of beauty and wonder to some of us, a home to many, and to yet another group a workplace where energy resources and new global shipping lanes are now, due to climate change, becoming more and more accessible. 1,178 more words
We are pleased to announce the upcoming presentation of our bi-annual flagship publication, the Geostrategic Maritime Review, in partnership with the Société d’Encouragement de l’Industrie Nationale (SEIN) : … 99 more words