• The Prairie Arctic Council Nunavut and Northwest Territories Initiative began with the reps attending a convention of the Greater Northwest Territorial Federation of Labour, to introduce them and to promote the development of a Safer Schools and Communities program to be sponsored by organized labour in the territories. (myparc.ca)
  • We are currently working in Arviat to establish another center in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut and have also begun talking to communities, government and industry in the Northwest Territories. (myparc.ca)
  • Wager Bay (previously: Wager River) is long narrow inlet in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada which opens east into Roes Welcome Sound at the northwest end of Hudson Bay. (wikipedia.org)
  • Postglacial marine deposits and marine limit determinations, inner Wager Bay area, Kivalliq Region, Nunavut" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • On August 23, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq would serve as chair of the Arctic Council when Canada assumed the Chairmanship from Sweden in May 2013. (wikipedia.org)
  • Canada's Arctic land is included within the administrative regions of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon, although geographically and in some cases legally, parts of Newfoundland and Labrador and Northern Quebec are included as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1821, the rest of the present-day Northwest Territories and Nunavut south of the Arctic coast was added to the charter. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because he was neither an officer nor a gentleman he was little mentioned in the books written by the leaders of the expeditions he went on, but was praised in what was written and was awarded five Arctic Medals. (wikipedia.org)
  • He went on several Arctic expeditions with Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes, and was the first American painter to portray the frozen regions of the north. (wikipedia.org)
  • After approving an $11.8-billion investment plan, Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller's Christmas and New Year statement underlines the firm's commitment to the Russian Arctic. (rigzone.com)
  • Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller underlined his company's commitment to the Russian Arctic region in his Christmas and New Year address Tuesday. (rigzone.com)
  • Dmitry Shparo (born 1941) is a Russian Arctic explorer and endurance skier. (wikipedia.org)
  • When Congress lingered in passing the appropriations to purchase vessels, American merchant Henry Grinnell purchased two brigs, the 91-ton Rescue and 144-ton Advance, refitted them for arctic service and offered them to the government, who quickly provided additional funds and volunteer Naval officers and crew The expedition was instructed to focus on the areas of Wellington Channel and Cape Walker as conditions permitted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Almost every time his name was published before 1855, the 'Hartstein' spelling was used, including the account he wrote himself of the Arctic expedition he led in 1855. (wikipedia.org)
  • And after he gained a little fame in the 1850s with his Arctic expedition, and then sailing HMS Resolute to the United Kingdom and presenting it personally to Queen Victoria in 1856, he used it almost exclusively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tookoolito (Inuktitut: Taqulittuq) (c. 1838 - December 31, 1876) known as "Hannah" among whalers of Cumberland Sound, was an Inuk woman who served as translator and guide to Charles Francis Hall, an Arctic explorer involved in the search for Franklin's lost expedition in the 1860s and 1870s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with Ebierbing, she returned with Hall to the Arctic on his second land expedition from 1864 to 1869. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1988, Shparo co-led the Soviet-Canadian expedition, first to cross Arctic Ocean from Russia via the North Pole to Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Ice Curtain that for half a century seemed to be so monumental and eternal, now became ephemeral In 1989, Shparo and his American colleague, Paul Schurke, led the Bering Bridge Expedition from Siberia to Alaska in an attempt to reconnect Arctic cultures separated by the Cold War. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1892, McIlhenny enrolled at Lehigh University, where he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, but he dropped out of school to join Frederick Cook's 1894 Arctic expedition as an ornithologist. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1897, he financed his own Arctic expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska, where he leased an old government station, built to accommodate 100 men in an emergency and now owned by the Pacific Steam Whaling Company. (wikipedia.org)
  • On his return from the second Arctic expedition, he married Mary Givens Matthews, daughter of William Henry Matthews and Mary Campbell Given, on June 6, 1900, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moscow is moving to claim Arctic territory as barriers between Russia and North America melt. (nytimes.com)
  • Sept 17 (Interfax) - Russia will stand up for its interests in the Arctic, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said. (blogspot.com)
  • In 1988, he completed a full traverse across the Arctic Ocean from Russia to Canada via the North Pole. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Arctic includes sizable natural resources (oil, gas, minerals, fresh water, fish and if the subarctic is included, forest) to which modern technology and the economic opening up of Russia have given significant new opportunities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Common projects included arctic weather modeling, Alaskan summer smoke forecasting, arctic sea ice analysis and tracking, arctic ocean systems, volcanic ash plume prediction, and tsunami forecasting and modeling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alaskan and Canadian Arctic signatures were intermediate. (gbif.org)
  • As the climate warms over the oceans and coastal regions, warmer temperatures are also creeping up to higher elevations allowing mosquitoes to survive in areas they had never been able to before. (wikipedia.org)
  • Average winter temperatures can be as low as −40 °C (−40 °F), and the coldest recorded temperature is approximately −68 °C (−90 °F). Coastal Arctic climates are moderated by oceanic influences, having generally warmer temperatures and heavier snowfalls than the colder and drier interior areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists attribute the declines to Arctic warming, which is increasing the frequency of drought, affecting the quality of forage. (phys.org)
  • Arctic caribou and wild reindeer populations dropped sharply from 4.7 million to 2.1 million grazing animals in two decades, with the largest declines in Alaska and Canada. (phys.org)
  • The decision to delay seismic testing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska signals at least a temporary victory for groups that oppose oil exploration there. (nytimes.com)
  • This information can be used to inform decisions by local, state and federal leaders as Arctic residents confront the challenges and opportunities posed by a rapidly changing climate and ecosystem. (phys.org)
  • Most research in the area has focused on sponges from tropical and temperate waters, but more recently the focus has shifted to the less accessible colder waters of the Antarctic and, to a lesser extent, the Arctic. (mdpi.com)
  • The Antarctic region in particular has been a more popular location for natural products discovery and has provided promising candidates for drug development. (mdpi.com)
  • Among the research conducted in polar environments, the majority of compounds isolated and characterized have come from the Antarctic region [ 1 , 2 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Further, NOAA Polar-orbiting satellites fly over the Arctic 28 times daily, collecting data vital to improve weather forecasts, help fisheries increase catch, and support safe, efficient navigation in challenging waters. (phys.org)
  • Additionally, as Arctic waters become increasingly ice-free, and commerce and other interests grow, NOAA is working to update nautical charts and calculate tide and current predictions. (phys.org)
  • These extreme weather patterns are creating extended rainy seasons in some areas, and extended periods of drought in others, as well as introducing new climates to different regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • NOAA's annual report card on the Arctic, released today at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in Washington, D.C., measures the changing climate of the polar region including warmer air and ocean temperatures and declines in sea-ice that are driving shifts in animal habitats. (phys.org)
  • This study found that value of the carbon dioxide (CO2) tension in the capillary blood of Arctic inhabitants is lower during the winter, whereas the CO2 levels in the atmosphere are lower in the summer. (ijbm.org)
  • This study also revealed that the heart rate and respiratory minute volume in the Arctic inhabitants are significantly higher in the winter, while the respiratory rate and cardiac output are significantly higher in the summer. (ijbm.org)
  • the first and only inhabitants of these frozen regions ever brought to" the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Now in its 13th year, the 2018 Arctic Report Card is a peer-reviewed report that provides an annual status update on the region and compares these observations to the long-term record. (phys.org)
  • Highlights from the 2018 Arctic Report Card. (phys.org)
  • Declining Arctic sea ice: The 2018 Arctic Report Card found the Arctic region had the second-lowest overall sea-ice coverage on record. (phys.org)
  • The map shows the age of sea ice in the Arctic ice pack in March 1985 (left) and March 2018 (right). (phys.org)
  • The Trump administration is reversing a longstanding ban on oil exploration on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (nytimes.com)
  • The 18th century saw the first extensive exploration of the South Pacific and the discovery of Alaska, while the nineteenth was dominated by exploration of the polar regions (not to mention excursions into the heart of Africa). (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1973, Shparo developed an interest in Arctic exploration. (wikipedia.org)
  • Soviet authorities were taking the Arctic Region seriously. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vladimir Aleksandrovich Grachev (born 3 March 1942 in Taimanikha, Rodnikovsky District, Ivanovo Region) is a Soviet/Russian scientist, politician, ecologist. (wikipedia.org)
  • The four researchers from the University of Helsinki on board will be analysing the Arctic atmosphere and the processes that take place in it, such as the formation of fine particles. (helsinki.fi)
  • A new study shows how shifting patterns of humidity may bring about changes in the Arctic atmosphere. (medindia.net)
  • The new study compiled data from the 1950s through the present to examine the subtle changes in the Arctic atmosphere over time. (medindia.net)
  • By 1960, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries estimated the nutria population along coastal regions to exceed 20 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is a large variance in predictions of Arctic sea ice loss, with models showing near-complete to complete loss in September from 2040 to some time well beyond 2100. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Arctic policy of Canada includes both the foreign policy of Canada in regard to the Arctic region and Canada's domestic policy towards its Arctic territories. (wikipedia.org)
  • Canada, along with the 7 other Arctic nations, is a member of the Arctic Council. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, the new dominion acquired legal sovereignty over all of what is now northern Canada except for the Arctic islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1880 the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland transferred to Canada the rest of its possessions in the Arctic, including "all Islands adjacent to any such Territories" whether discovered by British or foreigners, or not yet discovered. (wikipedia.org)
  • A large part of Canada is in the Arctic region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the 50,480 Inuit listed in the 2006 Canada Census can be found throughout Canada the majority, 44,470 (88.1%), live in four regions lying north of the 54th parallel. (wikipedia.org)
  • With funds provided by LeGrand Lockwood, Bradford traveled to the Arctic aboard the steamship Panther in 1869, accompanied by photographers John L. Dunmore and George Critcherson. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, climate changes projected to occur in the coming decades are likely to influence the burden and incidence of infectious diseases in more developed regions including North America. (cmaj.ca)
  • These winds can carry vectors tens of thousands of kilometers, resulting in an introduction of new infectious agents to regions that have never seen them before, making the humans in these regions even more susceptible. (wikipedia.org)
  • We must define the borders in the north of our country, where the Arctic lies. (blogspot.com)
  • While modern camels are native to desert regions, new research suggests their prehistoric ancestors thrived as far north as Canada's High Arctic, where the fossils of oversized, camel-like creatures were uncovered recently . (huffingtonpost.com)
  • This is the closest to the North Pole such remains have ever been found and is the first evidence that these large, prehistoric camels roamed the Arctic region 3.5 million years ago . (huffingtonpost.com)
  • 1 , 2 The panel's fourth assessment report includes projections for regions including North America. (cmaj.ca)
  • They formed good relations with the local Inuit who drew knowledgable maps of the region which showed that there was no seaway to the west from where they were, or any further south in the Gulf although there was a narrow strait to the north (Bellot Strait). (wikipedia.org)
  • In May 1818, four ships sailed from England to search for the Northwest Passage and chart the Arctic coastline of North America. (wikipedia.org)
  • and supporting adaptation and economic opportunities in the region. (phys.org)
  • Case studies in communities across the Arctic provide a basis for synthesizing knowledge of how communities experience changes in environmental, social and economic conditions and factors that influence adaptation to these changes. (ipy.org)
  • By using a common methodology, results are compared and provide critical, generalizable knowledge of vulnerability and experiences with adaptation to climate and other changes in the Arctic countries that can be exchanged both locally and internationally. (ipy.org)
  • Arctic life is characterized by adaptation to short growing seasons with long periods of sunlight, and to cold, dark, snow-covered winter conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other multi-year essays focused on the expansion northward of toxic harmful algae and significant concentrations of microplastic pollution that are transported by ocean currents into the Arctic Ocean from other parts of the global ocean. (phys.org)
  • Soon after Shparo's name went into the Guinness World Records, he undertook a new trip, crossing the Arctic Ocean during the Arctic night in total darkness. (wikipedia.org)
  • It lies in the Arctic Ocean, 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the southwestern coast of Ellef Ringnes Island, separated by the Danish Strait. (wikipedia.org)
  • Miller also noted his company's completion of the Gates of the Arctic offshore offloading terminal that will 'pave the way for year-round oil supplies' from the Novoportovskoye field in the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia. (rigzone.com)
  • The investigative reporter Steve Eder and the climate reporter Henry Fountain teamed up to examine how the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge went from off-limits to open for business. (nytimes.com)
  • The Arctic has been warmer in the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, a report from a United States scientific agency found. (nytimes.com)
  • Though there has been significant research to correct this shortcoming, no ideal solution has been found to improve the arctic performance of Portland cement. (alaska.edu)
  • Further historical information related to Canadian Arctic policy can be found in the sections which follow. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Northwest Arctic Native Association was NANA's predecessor, and played a key role in the effort to resolve Alaska Native land claims that led to passage of ANCSA. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hans Hendrik, also known as Hans Christian, native name Suersaq (c. 1834 - 11 August 1889), was a Greenlandic Arctic traveller and interpreter, born in the southern settlement of Fiskernæs. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, it is a weed in those places and sometimes also in its native regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) is an animal native to Arctic regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, under the harsh cold of arctic conditions, cement has failed to provide the minimum standards of strength and safety required in the petroleum industry. (alaska.edu)
  • In this research, Ceramicrete was vigorously tested according to industry-specifications in order to compare its material behavior against that of Portland cement as a viable alternative under arctic oilfield conditions. (alaska.edu)
  • NOAA, alongside many partners, is monitoring Arctic conditions, pioneering innovative technologies, and creatively collecting data and other scientific information. (phys.org)
  • IPY-THORPEX: Flying into Arctic storms: The weather conditions in the Polar areas are among the most extreme on the planet. (ipy.org)
  • The word Arctic comes from the Greek word ἀρκτικός (arktikos), "near the Bear, northern" and that from the word ἄρκτος (arktos), meaning bear. (wikipedia.org)