Tag - arctic



Japan Times
Oct 6, 2015
U.S., Russia prep for Arctic warfare
Russia and the U.S. are training thousands of ground troops for Arctic ops — just in case the Cold War turns hot in the thawing polar region.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2015
Sled dogs in an age of climate change
When I first went to the Canadian Arctic in 1958, sled dogs were a part of life for the indigenous Inuit and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and part of the scenery and the soundscape for everyone in those frigid far-northern reaches.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2015
In warming Arctic, mosquitoes may multiply
Rising temperatures in the Arctic may be good news for mosquitoes, which prosper with warmer weather.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2015
All aboard for a California roll in the Arctic
In 1966 and then again in '67, I spent from May to September in Cumberland Sound, a large inlet of the Labrador Sea on the coast of Baffin Island in Canada's far-northern Nunavut territory — a region the size of Western Europe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 3, 2015
Obama visits Alaska fishing town fighting proposed mine, has sockeye moment
President Barack Obama headed to remote fly-in native villages of Alaska on Wednesday on a trek the White House hopes will bring attention to how climate change is affecting Americans.
Jul 7, 2015
Beijing's chilling new national security law
China's new national security law is worrying on several levels, both because of what it says and because of what is left ambiguous.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 3, 2015
Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold
Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2015
Melting sea ice to cause polar bear population to plunge, U.S. study finds
Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2015
Arctic sea ice covers record low extent this winter
Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing over the smallest extent since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday.
Japan Times
Jan 13, 2015
The battle for the Arctic's resources heats up
At least three countries have staked overlapping territorial claims to the North Pole. How to assess the competing claims seems to hinge on whether a vast ridge that rises from the sea floor is an extension of the Greenland shelf or the East Siberia shelf.
Dec 19, 2014
Rosneft may delay Arctic wells on sanctions as it turns to Asia
OAO Rosneft may delay Arctic exploration wells as Russia's biggest oil company seeks alternatives to technology it has lost access to because of sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and Europe over the Ukraine conflict.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2014
Arctic blast in U.S. brings early snow, freezing temperatures
Heavy snow and freezing temperatures blasted across the United States on Tuesday, with Northeast towns declaring emergencies and Southern states bracing for record cold.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2014
Mitsui O.S.K. to pioneer Arctic route for LNG
Officials from shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. announced Wednesday their company will begin transporting liquefied natural gas through the Arctic Ocean in 2018 — making it the first company in the world to tap the sea as a regular transit route.
Dec 22, 2013
Land grabs and melting ice: five misconceptions about the North Pole
Forget Santa Claus' ethnicity — what is his nationality? Canada's recent announcement that it may try to extend its territory to include the North Pole has led to a debate over who owns this Arctic area, about 1.3 times the size of the United States. Let us consider some of the biggest misconceptions...
Dec 15, 2013
Could felling trees help cool the planet?
It is an article of faith that preserving trees is critical to cooling our warming planet.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2013
Tokyo ready for talks on Arctic with Nordic, Baltic nations
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday expressed Tokyo's readiness to closely communicate with Nordic and Baltic countries over its possible involvement in the development of the resource-rich Arctic.
Oct 29, 2013
Yet another generation imprisoned in Russia
Disaster struck the New York home of a physics teacher and former Soviet dissident after his son, a Greenpeace activist, was jailed a month ago jailed in Murmansk, Russia.
Aug 27, 2013
Polar bear's death is a warning
Does the death of a single polar bear, which starved on the Arctic tundra, carry a warning for all human beings
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2013
China's voyage of discovery to cross the less frozen north
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2013
Chilling: Arctic explorer Yamazaki sees climate change impact up close
Spending six months of every year in the Arctic, adventurer Tetsuhide Yamazaki sees the impact of global warming firsthand through the region's thinning sea ice, the expanse of which has roughly halved in the last three decades.


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