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Shell Didn't Quit Alaska Out of the Goodness of Its Heart
Wired News

Shell Didn't Quit Alaska Out of the Goodness of Its Heart

In the history of Arctic expeditions, tenacity in the face of certain failure is a common theme. Almost as common is actual failure. What you don't see a lot are epic explorers—your Hensons, your Parrys, your Amundsens—packing up and going home. Wired News, 6 days ago

Warming Arctic cap

By Clement Sabourin The Canadian ice-breaker CCGS Amundsen drops anchor near the Inuit village of Kugluktuk on September 20, 2015 (AFP photo / Clément Sabourin) KUGLUKTUK (Canada), September 22, 2015 - It's the flagship of the Canadian ...
 AFP1 week ago

Sir Ernest Shackleton's rare polar medals could fetch £80,000

A remarkable set of rare medals awarded to explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton for his Antarctic expeditions are up for auction. Shackleton was the most decorated polar adventurer and the set includes the Royal Geographic Society's Silver Medal, ...
 MSN UK3 weeks ago Rare medals awarded to explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton for Antarctic expeditions up for auction  NewsGrio3 weeks ago

Raising the Maud, Roald Amundsen's Arctic time capsule

In the cool, clear waters outside Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, five Norwegians are zipping about in dinghies and scuba gear, making tiny adjustments to a series of airbags they plan to strap to the hull of the Maud, Roald Amundsen's sunken ship, in the ...
 CBC2 months ago

The Northwest Passage search: behind the scenes of the expedition that found Franklin's HMS Erebus

In 1845, Captain Sir John Franklin led an expedition to the Arctic to navigate the Northwest Passage. His ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were lost in the snowy north, and all those involved in the expedition perished. In September 2014 - nearly ...
 History Extra2 months ago
GPS World

Frozen Assets: GeoDecisions Platform Tracks Icebergs

- By 0 Comments ▲Drifting tabular icebergs viewed from the Amundsen. (Photo courtesy of Greg McCullough, University of Manitoba) A Canadian expedition team used GeoDecisions GeoILS platform to help track icebergs during a voyage to better ...
 GPS World2 months ago
Sunday Star-Times

Urgent calls to study glacier

The 182,000-square-kilometre Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is at risk of collapse, scientists say. Scientists who have been raising alarms about the endangered ice sheet of West Antarctica say they've identified a key glacier ...
 Sunday Star-Times6 days ago Scientists declare an 'urgent' mission - study West Antarctica, and fast  Dominion Post6 days ago
The World

Cruising to adventure in the land of ice and polar bears

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide Fram passengers gaze across a sea of ice at the edge of the polar ice cap. (Photo: Gene Sloan, USA TODAY) ABOARD THE FRAM — Standing at the bow of one of expedition cruising's ...
 The World 247.com3 weeks ago

25 things to do in wild Scotland

1. Watch sea eagles on the nest The sea eagle is the fourth-largest eagle in the world, with a whopping 2.5m wingspan. Wiped out in Britain by the Victorians, sea eagles have returned to the west coast of Scotland thanks to a reintroduction ...
 MSN News US1 month ago
Arctic Institute

The Arctic This Week August 3-9, 2015

By Doris Friedrich , Mike McCormack , Seth Myers and Ryan Uljua August 12, 2015 photo: Ville Miettinen Welcome and thanks for joining us this week! We hope that you find TATW interesting and entertaining to read. If youre not a subscriber ...
 Arctic Institute1 month ago
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