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Tackling new Arctic challenges from space

International scientists, researchers and decision makers met at the 'Space and the Arctic workshop' to identify the needs and challenges of working and living in the rapidly changing Arctic and to explore how space-based ...

dateNov 05, 2009 in Environment
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Life's Ancient Island in the Ice

During the last ice age, massive glaciers covered much of our planet. However, a region of Alaska, Siberia and the Canadian Yukon remained ice-free. This region, known as Beringia, supported unique organisms ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Feds designate polar bear habitat in Alaska

(AP) -- The Obama administration said Thursday it is designating more than 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions to ...

dateOct 22, 2009 in Ecology
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