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Arctic. Holding Hope and Grieving Loss in the New Normal of Arctic Climate Change (Victoria Herrmann, Arctic Institute)

White smoke coming from orange burning fires and landscape with small lakes

Wildfire in the Sakha Republic, within the Arctic Circle, Russia (Lat: 69.21915, Lng: 149.95995) – June 23rd, 2020. Photo: Pierre Markuse

When I first began studying climate change a decade ago, I was told that the front lines of those changes were in the Arctic. The region was undergoing an “unprecedented transition in human history” and experiencing some of the most dramatic impacts on the planet. And so, I became an Arctic researcher, traveling across the region to understand the depth of what stood to be lost – and advocate for equitable, courageous action to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

Holding Hope and Grieving Loss in the New Normal of Arctic Climate Change | The Arctic Institute

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Norway/Arctic. Norway sets timeline to deploy sub-hunting aircraft in the Arctic (Defense News)

Gerard O’Dwyer

Norway’s announcement that it plans to deploy P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft to the Arctic in 2022 marks significant progress in the country’s long-term effort to bolster defense capabilities and readiness in the region.

The Ministry of Defence unveiled the timeline Aug. 13, having already approved Evenes Air Station as the main base for its future Boeing-made fleet.

Norway sets timeline to deploy sub-hunting aircraft in the Arctic (defensenews.com)

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Arctic – Great Norilsk Expedition finds no pollution in north of Taimyr Peninsula (TASS)

The Great Norilsk Expedition of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Siberian Branch did not find external signs of secondary pollution in the north of Taimyr after the flood season, the expedition’s press service said on Tuesday.

Great Norilsk Expedition finds no pollution in north of Taimyr Peninsula – Science & Space – TASS

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Arctic – Academician points to importance of research into greenhouse gases accumulated in water (TASS)

The study of greenhouse gases, in particular, carbon dioxide, accumulated in water, including in the Arctic, is an important direction to study the exchange of elements causing the greenhouse effect, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev said on Monday.

Academician points to importance of research into greenhouse gases accumulated in water – Science & Space – TASS

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Arctic/Permafrost/Climate Change – Uranium isotopes may point to fresh water reserves in Pre-Volga region, scientists say (TASS)

TASS writes: Scientific studies into the permafrost thawing will be used to find fresh water in the Pre-Volga region. Specialists from the Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research (FECIAR, Arkhangelsk) and the St. Petersburg State University have discovered a connection between the rate of uranium isotopes in water and the share of salt in it, FECIAR’s press service told TASS.

go to TASS: Uranium isotopes may point to fresh water reserves in Pre-Volga region, scientists say – Science & Space – TASS

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Arctic/Climate Change – Governing Arctic High Seas Biodiversity (The Arctic Institute)

writes: The effects of anthropogenic climate change are significantly affecting the Arctic Ocean’s robust ecosystems and biological diversity.

go to The Arctic Institute: Governing Arctic High Seas Biodiversity | The Arctic Institute

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(USA/Arctic) The Department of the Air Force is embarking on two ventures with sweeping implications for the Arctic region

read the analysis: How the US Space Force plans to improve Arctic communication (c4isrnet.com)
Alaska Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Matthew O’Brien simulates combat search and rescue tactics in Alaska by practicing radio communications on Jan. 21, 2021. (Senior Airman Kelly Willett/U.S. Air National Guard) (176th Wing Public Affairs)
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Arctic – Arctic coastal sea ice thinning twice as fast than thought (ESA)

Measuring the freeboard of sea ice

ESA – Arctic coastal sea ice thinning twice as fast than thought

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USA/Arctic – US military options to enhance Arctic defense (Brookings)

Timothy GreenhawDaniel L. Magruder Jr.Rodrick H. McHaty, and Michael Sinclair

Despite all the focus on strategic competition in Europe and Asia, one region of the world has at long last begun receiving the attention it warrants from the U.S. military: the Arctic.

US military options to enhance Arctic defense

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