China, South Korea and Japan are all keen on the Arctic for its untapped energy and natural resources. The countries have now been granted observer status at the Arctic Council, meeting in Sweden this week.
Reuters (Sep. 7, 2011) Researchers are deploying 3D laser scanners on an Arctic ice floes to augment satellite data being gathered dozens of miles overhead. The project aims to accurately measure the thickness of arctic ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 24, 2012) Scientists say Arctic sea ice is likely to shrink to its smallest recorded size sometime next week. The ongoing thaw has opened new sea lanes to shipping, with a Chinese icebreaker recently becoming ... watch video
France 24 (Mar. 2, 2013) As the Arctic ice melts, the battle for natural resources is heating up. Up to a quarter of the world's oil and gas deposits are thought to lie beneath the chilly seas, and big global players such as ... watch video
AP (July 29, 2015) An activist group has announced that 26 climbers have used ropes to rappel over the St. Johns Bridge to block Shell's Arctic ice-breaking vessel in an attempt to stop a new Arctic oil drilling ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 25, 2016) A NASA scientist warns that "what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic" as the region's sea ice dips to a record low after an unusually warm winter. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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CBC (Sep. 29, 2011) Researchers say ice shelves in the Canadian Arctic are breaking up and changing at an unexpectedly fast rate, Studies have revealed that three billion tons of ice disappeared in the region this past ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 15, 2014) Researchers are looking to the past to gain a clearer picture of what the future holds for ice in the Arctic. A project to analyse and digitize ship logs dating back to the 1850's aims to lengthen ... watch video
France 24 (Aug. 28, 2012) The 'International Herald Tribune' headlines "Arctic ice sheet at lowest level ever". Spanish and Colombian papers look at the announcement that talks with FARC are underway. And we head down under ... watch video
July 29, 2016 The amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area, warn ... read more
July 28, 2016 Plastic "continents" are not static. Based on the oceanic circulation modelling work conducted in the Pacific, researchers have recently shown that there are exit currents ... read more
July 28, 2016 Deep down below us is a tug of war moving at less than the speed of growing fingernails. Keeping your balance is not a concern, but how the movement happens has been debated ... read more
July 28, 2016 It stands to reason in a healthy environment that prey should always vastly outnumber the predators that eat them. But researchers have found that sometimes, even in the most ... read more
Apr. 22, 2015 Gas hydrate is also known as the ice that burns. And all that burns releases energy. And a lot of energy is stored in hydrates and there are gigatons of it stored in the sediments of the ... read more
Jan. 14, 2013 The Arctic sea ice is shrinking, both in extent and thickness. In addition to the humanmade contribution to the sea ice loss, there are also natural factors contributing to this loss. In a new study ... read more