Posts in Arctic
Donald Trump Reverses Offshore Drilling Ban, Orders “Bow to Stern” Review of Regulations

Men's Journal – On Friday President Trump signed an executive order mandating a review of the latest five-year plan for offshore natural gas and oil leasing, which the Obama administration finalized in November, as well as all regulations related to leasing energy development, including wind, in federal waters. The order also reverses President Obama’s ban on offshore drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off northern Alaska.

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That’s a Wrap for One Weird Arctic Winter

Arctic Deeply – Strangely warm temperatures are sending the Arctic Ocean's sea ice on a downward spiral that could have far-reaching implications for the region's people and wildlife. The strange winter of 2016-17 has closed with air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean still several degrees above freezing, and sea ice poised to set a record low not seen over nearly four decades of satellite tracking.

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Cold Octobers May Be Gone Forever in Alaska’s Arctic

TakePart – Most of Alaska just sweated through the hottest October on record, according to new figures released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Overall temperatures in the state were 4 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20-century average, with the Arctic communities of Nome, Kotzebue, and Barrow seeing record-setting highs, said Rich Thoman, a climate scientist with the Alaska Region of NOAA's National Weather Service.

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