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  1. News - World

    Arctic thaw boosts bottom line for Russian energy firm

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... pipelines to Europe. Thawing has proceeded more slowly in the Arctic above Alaska, Canada and Greenland, but one day what is happening in Russia could happen there. Still, the Arctic waters ... year, Shell cancelled drilling this summer in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. This is not the first Arctic venture to benefit from newly cleared sea lanes. The decision to open the Arctic Ocean ...

  2. News - World - ARCTIC

    UN sounds alarm over record Arctic ice melt

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 06:08pm by AFP

    ... conditions were observed across Alaska, parts of northern and eastern Australia, and central Asia, it said. Precipitation also varied, with drier-than-average conditions across much of the central United States, northern Mexico, northeastern Brazil, central Russia, and south-central Australia. Northern Europe, western Africa, north-central Argentina, western Alaska, and most of northern ...

  3. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    2012 was the 36th straight year of above-average global temperature

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... including parts of Alaska, western Canada, central Asia and the Antarctic were cooler. James Hansen, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said it was likely that an upcoming ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Gas boom may be mixed blessing for climate change

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by PATRICK LUI

    ... mainly in sediment under thick permafrost in Arctic latitudes in Alaska, Canada, and Russia. In the US, in the deep sediment of the northern Gulf of Mexico alone, potential methane hydrate ... for methane hydrate as a vast energy resource have been borne out by more than a decade of successful field work, conducted initially in Canada's Northwestern Territories, then on Alaska ...

  5. Cost of doing nothing as climate keeps changing

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of his basic message, which is more pertinent today than ever. Melting glaciers in Greenland and Alaska, forest fires in Indonesia, rainforest disappearance in Brazil, deforestation, air ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shale oil and gas boom puts global warming issue on the back burner

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SCHWARTZ

    ... gas. Soon it will be pulling more oil out of Alaska. This uptick, combined with shrinking demand thanks to successful efforts at efficiency, means that US import needs have shrunken and can now ...

  7. The Tibetan tundra's explosive secret

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environmental impact on the sensitive plateau. Methane hydrates have been found in Siberia, Alaska and northern Canada. All face impacts from global warming, but Tibet is most pressing due to its relatively high temperatures and thin layer of permafrost. While the permafrost in Alaska and Siberia will probably resist predicted temperature increases for more than 1,000 years, the Tibetan ...

  8. Arctic meltdown has a silver lining for business

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... times. Last March, Mead Treadwell, chairman of the US Arctic Research Commission, estimated that it would cost US$500 to ship a container from the Aleutian Islands, part of Alaska, to northern ...

  9. We lost a planet but solved that nagging puzzle

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... by the University of Alaska in 2006 discovered. The carbon stored in permafrost may emerge as methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Even Lapland was short of snow ...

  10. Chop and change

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the notion of man-made global warming. Japanese geophysicist Syun-Ichi Akasofu, founding director of the International Arctic Research Centre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, says data ...



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