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Ecosystems expert to compile collective climate change knowledge

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Ecosystems expert to compile collective climate change knowledge


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Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across

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Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across


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Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration

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Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration


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Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display

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Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display


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Greenland's thaw melts a climate-change skeptic

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Greenland's thaw melts a climate-change skeptic


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Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic

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  • Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across
    Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across

    , antarctica.gov.au

    Led under the Australian Antarctic Program by PhD student Jasmine Lee and Australian Antarctic Division senior research scientist, Dr Aleks Terauds, the research shows a warming climate will cause ice-free areas to expand and join together. “While this might provide new areas for native species to colonise, it could also result in the spread of invasive species, and in the long-term, the extinction of less competitive native species,” Dr Terauds said
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Politics & Government

  • Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves
    Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves

    , bostonglobe.com

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned millions of acres of federally-owned land in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean from offshore oil and gas drilling, a move experts say is likely to be challenged by incoming president Donald Trump, but unlikely to be quickly reversed. It’s just the latest step the Democratic administration has taken since the election to enact rules and policies in the president’s final days in power,
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Sports

  • Tevez agrees to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua - Football
    Tevez agrees to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua - Football

    , thestar.com.my

    (Reuters) - Argentine striker Carlos Tevez will join Shanghai Shenhua from boyhood club Boca Juniors, the Chinese Super League side said on Thursday. "Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC reached a transfer agreement with Argentina Club Atletico Boca Juniors. Carlos Alberto Tevez is officially joined Shanghai Shenhua," the club said in a statement on its website (www.shenhuafc.com.cn). Although no financial details of the deal were released, media reports have suggested that the
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Family & Parenting

Society & Culture

  • Christmas memories: Salvation on a snowy rooftop
    Christmas memories: Salvation on a snowy rooftop

    , providencejournal.com

    Kurt Mayer KurtMayer7 One year when my youngest was still small enough to know that the North Pole was the wintertime center of the world, we had a little Christmas crisis. It was my doing, and therefore mine to undo. (Major spoiler alert: If you’ve got young believers in the household, this story’s not for them.) In the flurry of holiday prep that is both the ritualistic joy and
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration
    Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration

    , antarctica.gov.au

    Artists and writers keen for an icy inspiration are invited to apply for the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. The Arts Fellows travel south by ship or plane, and spend time at Australia’s Antarctic research stations. “This is an opportunity for creative communicators to interpret the Antarctic environment and their experiences within it, and share it with others on their return,” Dr Gales said
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Education

  • Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica
    Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica

    , antarctica.gov.au

    An Antarctic experience of a lifetime is on offer for Australian students who win a national competition to name the nation’s new icebreaker vessel, with a flight to Antarctica on offer to the winning entry. Up to 12 students will fly to Antarctica for a day and Hawthorn West Primary School students were excited to hear that they could become the first children to fly to Antarctica and land on the continent as part of the Australian Antarctic Program
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Travel & Recreation

  • Polar bears’ path to decline runs through Alaskan village
    Polar bears’ path to decline runs through Alaskan village

    , todayonline.com

    KAKTOVIK (Alaska) — Come fall, polar bears are everywhere around the Arctic village of Kaktovik in Alaska, dozing on sand spits, roughhousing in the shallows, padding down the beach with cubs in tow and attracting hundreds of tourists who travel long distances just to see them. However, at night, the bears steal into town, making it dangerous to walk outside without a firearm or bear spray. They leave only reluctantly,
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Science & Nature

  • Ecosystems expert to compile collective climate change knowledge
    Ecosystems expert to compile collective climate change knowledge

    , antarctica.gov.au

    An Antarctic ecosystems expert will lend her expertise to a prestigious international report investigating the impacts of climate change on oceans. Australian Antarctic Division ecosystems modeller, Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas, has been selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to contribute to a Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Dr Melbourne-Thomas will be a lead author on a chapter regarding polar regions
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Life & Style

  • Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display
    Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display

    , antarctica.gov.au

    Model of Australias new Antarctic icebreaker on public display Australias new Antarctic icebreaker is on public display for the first time at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. (Photo: Eliza Grey) A model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker will be on public display for the first time at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. The one-metre-long model, will sit alongside a model of the first Australian
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Law & Crime

  • 2 busted with 130 grams of cocaine on I-95, police say
    2 busted with 130 grams of cocaine on I-95, police say

    , wmur.com

    New England men arrested in Greenland. . Updated: 7:20 AM EST Dec 23, 2016 2 busted with 130 grams of cocaine on I-95, police say New England men arrested in Greenland Updated: 7:20 AM EST Dec 23, 2016 GREENLAND, N.H. — Two New England men are facing charges after police said troopers found 130 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop early Thursday along I-95 in Greenland. Troopers stopped a
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