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MASIE June 23 2015 - Arctic Sea Ice Up Over Last 2 Days

June 23 2014  MASIE Update – According to MASIE Arctic Sea Ice is up over the last 2 days

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Arctic Sea Ice

Climate: Ocean acidification could reach critical level in key Alaska fishing grounds before mid-century

Impacts likely to ripple through ocean ecosystem

Staff Report

FRISCO — Parts of the Arctic Ocean are acidifying so fast that some marine species may see their ability to build and maintain shells threatened as early as 2030, according to new research by NOAA, the University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 417 more words


MASIE June 14 2015 - Day 164

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Arctic Sea Ice

Tracking polar bears in the Southern Beaufort May 2015 – thick ice and polynyas

Polar bear habitat in the Southern Beaufort for May 2015 was a contrast between the development of recurring polynyas (patches of open water) and tremendously thick sea ice. 640 more words

Sea Ice Habitat

US permits Arctic drilling, but questions about safety remain

Earlier this month, the Obama administration gave conditional approval to a renewed plan for Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil offshore of Alaska’s Arctic Ocean coast in the Chukchi Sea. 1,612 more words


Russian minister draws parallels between Space Race and Arctic offshore development

The reaction to the U.S. government’s decision to conditionally allow Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer has been harsh in many media outlets. 1,159 more words


Obama administration OKs Shell offshore Arctic drilling

The Department of the Interior conditionally approved Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in waters off Alaska’s coast Monday in a ruling that could soon end Shell’s tortuous saga to become the first energy producer in the U.S. 133 more words

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