Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

18 Jul 2014

As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt.

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First atlas of Inuit Arctic trails launched

10 Jun 2014

New digital resource brings together centuries of cultural knowledge for the first time, showing that networks of trails over snow and sea ice, seemingly unconnected to the untrained eye, in fact span a continent – and that the Inuit have long-occupied one of the most resource-rich and contested areas on the planet.

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Some of the research being undertaken to measure Arctic tree lines

Invading Trees?

09 Mar 2012

Rumours of trees ‘invading’ the Arctic as a by-product of climate change have been ‘greatly exaggerated’ according to a polar scientist due to lecture on the subject at Cambridge University’s annual Science Festival.

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Dr Stephen Leonard (left) pictured with two of his hosts during the project in Greenland.

Living with the Inugguit

25 Nov 2011

In 2010, researcher Stephen Leonard began a 12-month research project, documenting the disappearing oral traditions of the northernmost settled people on Earth. Now a short film about his experiences living with the Inugguit, whose way of life is threatened by climate change, is being released online.

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Stephen Leonard in Greenland.

Death by monoculture

02 Sep 2011

Having just returned from a year spent documenting the language and culture of the remote Inughuit community of north-western Greenland, Dr Stephen Leonard describes how he witnessed first-hand the manner in which globalisation and consumerism are conspiring to destroy centuries-old cultures and traditions.

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NATO and Russia to join in dialogue at icebreaker

13 Oct 2010

<p>Members of NATO and Russian Federation will have their first ever open dialogue on the future of international security in the Arctic this week, amid growing concerns about the consequences of climate change in the region.<br />

 

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