GoNorth! in Chukotka (04.14.11)

Guests and participants of the race from Norway, Canada and the United States arrived in Providence. Learn More »

The Team is in Nome, Alaska (03.30.11)

Late today the Team arrived in Nome, Alaska via a flight from Anchorage.

Mille arrives in Alaska (03.29.11)

On Tuesday, March 29, Mille joined Joar, Jim and the Polar Huskies in Alaska!

The Polar Huskies are in Alaska! (03.26.11)

On Saturday, March 26, Joar, Jim and the Polar Huskies crossed the boarder from Canada into Alaska!

Welcome back Chris & Tasha! (03.19.11)

On Saturday, March 19th, Teacher Explorer Chris Ripken and Student Explorer Tasha Erding returned back home to Minnesota from their expedition aboard the Sea Dragon.

Go Dark for EarthHour! (03.18.11)

Trigger has tweeted that he is going dark for EarthHour 2011. Are you?

On the Road! (03.13.11)

Joar, Jim and the Polar Huskies are on the road and en-route to Alaska!

Tasha and Chris have officially set sail! (03.06.11)

This morning the Sea Dragon departed Puerto Williams.

Happy Birthday Jim! (03.01.11)

It is Jim's birthday today! Lots of happy birthday howls from the Polar Huskies and all of us!

LIVE (02.21.11)

Welcome to this years adventure learning expedition: GoNorth! Beringia 2011!

Happy Birthday Joar! (02.21.11)

It is Joar's birthday today! Lots of happy birthday howls from the Polar Huskies and all of us!

In the News: Shifting Biomes in Alaska Illustrated in New Study (02.21.11)

from, Monday, February 21

"A new study appearing in Ecology Letters addresses forest productivity trends in Alaska, highlighting a shift in biomes caused by a warming..."
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Explore the Arctic with GoNorth! at Bemidji State University (01.06.11)

GoNorth! expedition leader and executive director Mille Porsild along with Polar Husky Khan speaks at Bemidji State University in Bemidji on January 6th.

Polar Husky Khan at the Science Museum of Minnesota... (11.30.10)

Ok, expedition leader Mille Porsild will be there as well :)

The first week of December Mille and Khan are sharing the world of Arctic travels with students from around the Twin Cities at the Creativity Festival.

We are at the Field Museum in Chicago with Exhibit through April 2011 (10.05.10)

Until April 2011 the inspiring exhibit “Portraits of Resilience” is now at Chicago’s Field Museum!

Developed by our partner UNEP/GRID and artist Germano it features amazing works of youth with the GoNorth! program What Is Climate Change to You?

Read the press release from UNEP/GRID >>

GoNorth! Greenland 2010 Wrapping Up (05.28.10)

Just a few days ago the Polar Huskies and Expedition Leader Mille Porsild arrived back in the United States, and today is the last day of this year's live adventure learning expedition. Wrapping it uptoday we had a last great team chat with Mille at Expedition Basecamp - Watch it here >>

In The News: Sweden agrees Saami are a people (05.20.10)

From SIKU News, Thursday, May 20

"Sweden's new constitution calls Saami a fully-fledged people and not an ethnic minority... "
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Happy Happy Birthday Tim!! (05.19.10)

It is Tim's birthday today! Lots of happy birthday howls from the Polar Huskies and all of us!
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In The News: NOAA seeks input (05.19.10)

From SIKU news, Wednesday, May 19

"The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants your feedback on its five-year plan..."
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In The News: Barents sea at risk of acidification (05.19.10)

From SIKU news, Wednesday, May 19

"At stake is the survival of even tiny microorganisms and the entire food marine food chain..."
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In The News: Dog and human hair sent to Gulf of Mexico to help clean up oil spill (05.07.10)

From The, Friday, May 7

"More than 200 tons of human and dog hair is on its way to the Gulf of Mexico to help stop oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill washing ashore..."
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In The News: Arctic Council to meet this June (05.06.10)

From SIKU news, Thursday, May 6

"Canada has accepted an invitation to meet with Denmark and the other six members of the Arctic Council this June in Ilullissat, Greenland..."
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In The News: No fighting, just co-operation (05.06.10)

from SIKU news, Thursday, May 6

"That's the future for the Arctic— some say— which will give a larger role to the Arctic Council..."
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In The News: Egg-eating, cliff-climbing bears (04.30.10)

from SIKU news, Friday, April 30

"Polar bears in Canada's northwestern Hudson Bay are willing to scale cliffs for bid eggs if they're hungry...."
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In The News: Rain near the pole in April? (04.30.10)

From SIKU news, Friday, April 30

"A Canadian meteorologist says he's baffled to hear a team of trekkers said it rained when they were near the North Pole this week..."
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WWF: Newly opened Arctic needs urgent protection (04.26.10)

As President Medvedev of Russia visits Norway for talks on Arctic matters and other issues, WWF has issued a stark warning that protection of the Arctic marine environment is now an essential priority.
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In The News: Scientists uncover deep ocean current near Antarctica (04.25.10)

From, Sunday, April 25

"A team of Australian and Japanese scientists, in a study published in Sunday's issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, found that the current is a key part of a global ocean circulation pattern that helps control the planet's climate...."
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In The News: Climate change may bring new Arctic species (04.25.10)

From SIKU news, Sunday, April 25

"A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher believes more inter-species breeding among mammals could result..."
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In The News: 2 test homes to be built in remote Alaska villages (04.23.10)

From the Anchorage Daily News, Friday, April 23

"Two prototype homes will be built this summer in remote Alaska villages to test construction methods and energy savings as researchers look..."
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In The News: Global Temperatures Last Month Broke Heat Records for March (04.16.10)

from the Environment News Service, Friday, April 16

"The world's combined global land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to federal..."
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The Polar Huskies have landed (04.14.10)

On Wednesday, April 14th we are happy to announce that the Polar Huskies  arrived at Thule Air Base in Greenland!!
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In The News: Decades Of Research Show Massive Arctic Ice Cap Is Shrinking (04.14.10)

From US News & World Report, Wednesday, April 14

"Close to 50 years of data show the Devon Island ice cap, one of the largest ice masses in the Canadian High Arctic, is..."
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In The News: Arctic winter ice recovers slightly despite record year low, scientists say (04.07.10)

From the, Wednesday, April 7

"Figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre indicate six or seven- year low over past three decades..."
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GoNorth! Chat Expert In the News (03.25.10)

GoNorth! Chat Expert Ap Verheggen's latest sculptures in Uummannaq, Greenland are making news around the world!
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Earth Hour 2010: Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 PM (03.24.10)

"On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple - turning off their lights for one hour..."
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National Geographic: Water: Our Thirsty World (03.23.10)

This single-topic issue of National Geographic magazine highlights the challenges facing our most essential natural resource. "Water: Our Thirsty World" is available for free download starting on World Water Day, March 22, and extending through April 2, 2010.
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In The News: NASA Researchers Study Polar Ice in Greenland (03.23.10)

From, Tuesday, March 23

"NASA scientists say tracking changes in polar ice can help them better predict changes in climate and sea level.  NASA's Operation IceBridge mission..."
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World Water Day (03.22.10)

UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management.
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In The News: Sculpture dresses up Uummannaq iceberg (03.17.10)

From SIKU news, Wednesday, March 17

"Dutch sculptor Ap Verheggen has launched a series of four art projects in areas undergoing tremendous climate change...."
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In The News: Caribou's inner clock set to Arctic time (03.11.10)

From CBCNews, Thursday, March 11

"Caribou living in the Arctic have switched off the internal biological clock most mammals use to distinguish day from night, biologists have found..."
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In The News: What the Sami people can teach us about adapting to climate change (03.10.10)

From the, Wednesday, March 10

"As global warming and habitat degradation accelerates, people indigenous to the Arctic circle say they have much to teach the world about how to adapt, survive, and thrive..."
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NBC KARE 11 runs a segment on GoNorth! (03.06.10)

The Polar Huskies and our own Aaron and Mille are featured on NBC KARE 11 Sunrise about the upcoming adventure learning expedition to Greenland!

Watch "Minnesota Group brings Greenland..." >>
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GoNorth! featured in Stillwater Living (03.05.10)

Polar Husky Chukchi graces the beautiful cover of Stillwater Living in their March Edition! "MUSH Afton's Arctic Explorer's" is an exciting article about Expedition Basecamp, the Polar Husky kennel and Mille residing in Afton, Minnesota...
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In The News: cool(E)motion (03.03.10)

From SIKU news, Wednesday, March 3

" Artist wants to bring emotion back into the debate around climate change."
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In The News: Polar bear is a 'new' species (02.28.10)

From the, Sunday, February 28

"Polar bears may have come into existence only 150,000 years ago, when trapped brown bears had to adapt to an ice age..."
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Happy Happy Birthday Andrea! (02.24.10)

It is Andrea's birthday today! Lots of happy birthday howls from the Polar Huskies and all of us!
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LIVE (02.22.10)

Welcome to this years adventure learning expedition: GoNorth! Greenland 2010!
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In The News: Activist: climate change damages Inuit society (02.17.10)

From, Wednesday, February 17

"The impact of climate change on Inuit communities in the Arctic encompasses everything from...."
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NOVA: Extreme Ice (02.17.10)

In case you missed the PBS broadcast of NOVA: Extreme Ice on Tuesday night, you can watch it online!
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In The News: Water Cycle (02.17.10)

From, Wednesday, February 17

"The water cycle is the cyclical movement and transportation of water both above and below the Earth’s surface. The cycle is continuous and has no end or origin point."
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How Will Global Warming Change Ecosystems? (02.14.10)

From, February 2010

"Scientists have made lots of projections over the past few years about how warming temperatures and a changing climate will affect the planet. Real-world measurements have confirmed at least some of them: sea level is clearly rising, for instance, and the ice that covers the Arctic Ocean is shrinking and thinning — in the latter case, faster than anyone had expected just a few years ago."
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In The News: Team finds subtropical waters flushing through Greenland fjord (02.14.10)

From, Sunday, February 14

"Recent changes in ocean circulation in the North Atlantic are delivering larger amounts of subtropical waters to the high latitudes..."
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In The News: 'Thinking' robot to explore depths of Arctic waters (02.13.10)

From, Saturday, February 13

"5,000 metres underwater, it will retrieve data to help Canada support its Arctic claim..."
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In The News: Global warming opens up the Arctic for underwater cable (02.13.10)

From the Ventura County Star, Saturday, February 13

"Global warming has melted so much arctic ice that a telecommunication group is moving forward with a project that was unthinkable a few years ago..."
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In The News: Climate tipping points may arrive without warning (02.12.10)

From R&D Magazine, Friday, February 12

"A new Univ. of California, Davis, study by a top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict when sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems will occur..."
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In The News: Climate change will make world more 'fragrant' (02.09.10)

From BBC.Co.Uk, Tuesday, February 9

"As CO2 levels increase and the world warms, land use, precipitation and the availability of water will also change..."
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In The News: New US climate service to help adapt to climate change (02.09.10)

From The Christian Science Monitor, Tuesday, February 9

"For 140 years, the National Weather Service and its forerunner, the US military's Weather Bureau, have tracked and forecast weather around the country. Now, that institution..."
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In The News: Scant Arctic ice could mean summer "double whammy" (02.04.10)

From, Thursday, February 4

"Scant ice over the Arctic Sea this winter could mean a "double whammy" of powerful ice-melt next summer, a top U.S. climate scientist said..."
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In The News: Will it be possible to feed nine billion people sustainably? (01.28.10)

From, Thursday, January 28

"Sometime around 2050 researchers estimate that the global population will level-out at nine billion people, adding over two billion more people to the..."
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In The News: Emblem for Winter Olympics inspired by Inukshuk, ancient Inuit stone marker (01.26.10)

From The Canadian Press, Monday, January 26

"The emblem of the Olympic Winter Games is a colourful humanoid with arms spread wide, a contemporary interpretation of a stone landmark called an Inukshuk with a history stretching back more than 3,000 years in Inuit culture."
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In The News: New Inuit centre hopes to influence research agenda (01.26.10)

From CMAJ, Monday, January 26

"The director of Inuit Qaujisarvingat, a new Inuit Knowledge Centre, (pronounced kow-yee-sar-ving-at), has already begun fielding calls from researchers anxious to incorporate traditional Inuit knowledge into their investigations of climate change, life and health in Canada’s Arctic."
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In The News: The Ozone hole is filling in, oh no! (01.26.10)

From ENN, Monday, January 26

"The US EPA recently proposed new Ozone standards to protect health and environmental values."
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In The News: Methane Causes Vicious Cycle In Global Warming (01.26.10)

From NPR, Tuesday, January 26

"Carbon dioxide is the gas we most associate with global warming, but methane gas also plays an important role. For reasons that are not well understood, methane gas stopped..."
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In The News: New Anti-Smog Restrictions Could Warm Planet (01.25.10)

From NPR, Monday, January 25

"The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to tighten the ozone standard for smog will have an unfortunate side effect: Because of a quirk of atmospheric chemistry, those measures will..."
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In The News: Scientists support Nunavut polar bear hunters (01.22.10)

From Nunatsiaq Online, Friday, January 22

"Two of the most respected and influential wildlife conservation groups in the world have come out against calling polar bears an endangered species."
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In The News: Nations stick to CO2 goals before January deadline (01.22.10)

From Reuters, Friday, January 22

"The world is showing only lukewarm enthusiasm for a "Copenhagen Accord" to curb climate change, with no sign so far of deeper-than-planned 2020 curbs..."
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In The News: Product Life Cycle Analysis (01.21.10)

from ENN, Thursday, January 21

"How good or how bad is a product from a green carbon footprint point of view?"
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In The News: Study Links Spring Ozone Over North America With Emissions Abroad (01.21.10)

From NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wednesday, January 20

"Springtime ozone levels above western North America are rising, primarily due to air flowing eastward from the Pacific Ocean, a trend that is most significant when the air originates in..."
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In The News: Polar bear trade ban not needed: wildlife monitor (01.20.10)

From CBC News, Wednesday, January 20

"An international wildlife trade monitor has rejected a U.S. proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear products from countries including..."
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In The News: Why coastal oil spills can pollute for decades: study (01.17.10)

From the AFP, Sunday, January 17

"Oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill that devastated Alaska's Prince William Sound still lies trapped beneath its beaches, continuing to pollute...."
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In The News: Get ready for seven-foot sea level rise as climate change melts ice sheets (01.15.10)

From the, Friday, January 15

"The reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are balanced and comprehensive documents summarizing the impact of global warming on the planet. But they are not without imperfections, and one of the most notable was the analysis of future sea level rise contained in the latest report, issued in...."
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In The News: Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show (01.14.10)

From The, Thursday, January 14

"Scientists have recorded a massive spike in the amount of a powerful greenhouse gas seeping from Arctic permafrost, in a discovery that highlights the risks of a dangerous climate tipping point..."
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In The News: Arctic terns top long-distance migration list (01.12.10)

from PlanetEarth Online, Tuesday, January 12

"Arctic terns make the longest migration of any animal on the planet, scientists can confirm. The birds fly up to 80,000 kilometres every year while migrating from the Arctic to the Antarctic and..."
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In The News: C.I.A. Is Sharing Data With Climate Scientists (01.11.10)

from The New York Times, Monday, January 4

"The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use the federal government’s intelligence assets..."
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In The News: Next 40 years key for climate change: study (01.11.10)

from AFP, Monday, January 11

"World leaders should focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible over the next 40 years to avoid perilous warming conditions..."
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In The News: How the Bering Strait influences Earth's climate (01.11.10)

From The Christian Science Monitor, Monday, January 11

"At 50 miles wide, the Bering Strait, which separates Alaska from Russia, hardly seems like a major player in Earth's climate...."
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In The News: Arctic Tundra is Being Lost As Dar North Quickly Warms (01.11.10)

From Yale environment 360, Monday, January 11

"The treeless ecosystem of mosses, lichens, and berry plants is giving way to shrub land and boreal forest. As scientists study the transformation, they are discovering that major warming-related events..."
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In The News: Trees invading warming Arctic will cause warming over entire region, study shows (01.11.10)

FROM UCBerkeleyNews, Monday, January 11

"Contrary to scientists' predictions that, as the Earth warms, the movement of trees into the Arctic will have only a local warming effect, University of California, Berkeley, scientists modeling this scenario have found that replacing tundra with trees will melt sea ice and greatly enhance warming over the entire Arctic region."
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In The News: Nunavut's polar-bear hotline bucks conventional wisdom (01.07.10)

From The Globe and Mail, Thursday, January 07

"Polar bears have been wandering into hamlets and chasing children. People in the North have noticed their food caches plundered by the bold carnivores. And some say the thinning sea ice actually..."
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In The News: Canadian Arctic ice outpacing global melt average: study (01.06.10)

From, Wednesday, January 06

"American researchers suggest the melting season for Arctic sea ice is growing faster across much of the Canadian Arctic than anywhere else in the world..."
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In The News: Greenlandic language threatened, Unesco says (01.04.10)

From Sermitsiaq, Monday, January 4

"Two variants of Greenlandic are in danger of becoming extinct according to the UN organisation’s state of the world’s languages..."
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In The News: Endangered species to get daily web spot in 2010 (12.31.09)

From, Thursday, December 31

"Endangered species from polar bears to giant salamanders, great white sharks to beluga whales and Namibian quiver trees to Cuban crocodiles will have their day on the Internet throughout 2010..."
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In The News: Global warming a growing threat to Arctic reindeer (12.23.09)

From Expatica Germany, Wednesday, December 23

"With rising temperatures and increasing industrialization, Arctic reindeers -- and their traditional hunters -- are suffering."
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In The News: Top 10 indistries hit by climate change (12.23.09)

From, Wednesday, December 23

"Grapes grow best in Mediterranean-style climates, which are relatively rare..."
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In The News: Binding climate pact may take years (12.22.09)

From The National, Tuesday, December 22

"It could take as much as two years for international negotiators to craft a legally binding climate treaty after a general political accord was reached last week in Copenhagen, a top official at the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.."
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In The News: Scientists go to extremes for Arctic research (12.21.09)

From the Anchorage Daily News, Monday, December 21

"If you want to know how polar bears are doing, it's not enough to spy on them with satellite telemetry and other technology. You have to go where they live..."
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In The News: Population and climate change (12.21.09)

From The Daily Star, Monday, December 21

"THERE are people all around the world -- from the deserts of Sahara where temperature climbs to well over 500C to the permafrost Arctic regions where temperature dips below -500C..."
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In The News: Copenhagen climate summit: Five possible scenarios for our future climate (12.18.09)

From the Guardian.Co.Uk, Friday, December 18

"With talks in Copenhagen descending into chaos, the prospects for stabilising temperatures below 'dangerous' levels look increasingly slim. Here are five possible scenarios for our future climate"
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GoNorth! Cool Scientist Dr Shari Gearheard In the News (12.17.09)

Using Indigenous Knowledge for Studying Climate Change

from NatGeo News Watch, Thursday, December 17

"Temperatures dropped and big, unseasonal flakes of snow swirled in the breeze earlier this week in Copenhagen, turning skies gray and streets slippery..."
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In The News: Nations say they will pay to save trees (12.17.09)

From the Winston-Salem Journal, Thursday, December 17

"Signaling a breakthrough on a key climate-change issue, the United States and five other nations pledged $3.5 billion over three years yesterday to preserve the world's forests."
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In The News: ICC moves to patch up Inuit climate change rift (12.17.09)

From Nunatsiaq Online, Thursday, December 17

"In an effort to patch up the rift between pro-and anti-development Inuit on how to respond to climate change, Inuit and other Arctic indigenous peoples put on a big show of unity Dec. 16 at Inuit and Arctic Indigenous Peoples Day... "
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In The News: Alaska: on the front line of climate change (12.17.09)

From SIKU news, Thursday, December 17

"Alaska is on the front line of global climate change with melting glaciers and softening permafrost, an Alaska official told delegates during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen..."
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In The News: Inuit should have adaptation fund (12.16.09)

From SIKU News, Wednesday, December 16

"Doing what people have done for millennia now costs money..."
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In The News: Erosion stepping up in Alaska (12.15.09)

From SIKU news, Tuesday, December 15

"Warmer waters and wind are contributing to "eye-popping" rates of erosion..."
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In The News: Arctic warming will continue, no matter what (12.14.09)

From Nunatsiaq Online, Friday, December 11

"No matter what the world’s nations do to curb climate change, one thing appears certain: the Arctic is headed..."
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In The News: Melting ice stats don’t sway Greenland premier (12.14.09)

From Nunatsiaq Online, Monday, December 14

"Kuupik Kleist says country needs chance to develop..."
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In The News: Inuit split on emissions cuts (12.13.09)

from SIKU news, Sunday, December 13

"A rift has emerged among Inuit leaders attending the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen over..."
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In The News: CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE: 'We All Breathe the Same Air' (12.11.09)

From InDepthNews, Friday, December 11

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently made the legally required determination that will enable it to crackdown on green house gas (GHG) emissions. EPA's positive move is likely to have improved, even slightly, America’s credibility as a partner in climate change negotiations."
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In The News: 2000-2010: A Decade of (Climate) Change (12.10.09)

From National Geographic News, Thursday, December 10

"A decade ago, global climate change was largely considered a problem for the distant future. But it seems that future has come sooner than predicted."
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In The News: Indigenous delegates: climate pact should include human rights (12.10.09)

From Nunatsiaq Online, Thursday, December 10

"Indigenous leaders from the Arctic, Africa and small island nations are using International Human Rights Day to call for human rights to be made part of a new global climate pact."
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In The News: Study reveals how Arctic food webs affect mercury in polar bears (12.09.09)

From Science Centric, Wednesday, December 9

"With growing concerns about the effects of global warming on polar bears, it's increasingly important to understand how other environmental threats, such as mercury pollution, are affecting these magnificent Arctic animals."
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In The News: Copenhagen hosts alternative climate summit (12.09.09)

From the AFP, Wednesday, December 9

"Amazon Indians, Malawi farmers, Tibetan monks and Inuits from Greenland exchanged ideas Wednesday on how to combat global warming at a boisterous alternative forum in Copenhagen on the sidelines of UN climate talks."
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In The News: Climate scientist: 'Greenland ice melting faster than expected' (12.08.09)

From EurActiv, Tuesday, December 8

"The scientific consensus that melting ice in Greenland will contribute to a five centimetre sea-level rise this century is outdated, with the final figure..."
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COP15 Begins (12.07.09)

It is day one of United Nations International Conference on Climate: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US announces that "CO2 is a health threat to human populations and the environment." Watch the ground-breaking press conference >>

... And our delegation is arriving on the spot in Copenhagen!
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In The News: Climate Change Hitting Russia's Northern People First and Hardest (12.07.09)

From The Moscow Times, Monday, December 7

"Climate change is hitting Russia’s numerically small peoples of the North sooner and harder than it is affecting other groups, experts say, noting with regret that the problems of these groups are not scheduled to be discussed at the upcoming Copenhagen meeting on global warming."
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In The News: U.S. scientists: warming Arctic not a pretty picture (12.07.09)

From Nunatsiaq Online, Monday, December 7

"As sea ice on the Arctic Ocean thins and shrinks, Greenland’s ice sheet melts and seas turn acid, water temperatures will go up, sea levels rise, and marine life die, U.S scientists attending the COP15 gathering in Copenhagen said this week."
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In The News: Tracing Arctic meltdown (12.07.09)

From The Engineer, Monday, December 7

"A fibre-optic cable-based technique will be used for the first time to monitor the effect the warming climate is having on permafrost in the Arctic region."
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In The News: Arctic threats and challenges from climate change (12.06.09)

From the AFP, Sunday, December 6

"Rising temperatures are causing the Arctic's ice sheets to melt, opening the door for an economic boom in the region but also posing a major threat to the survival of its indigenous peoples."
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Doering Presents at Frontiers in the Environment (12.04.09)

December 3rd our own Aaron Doering presented "What Happens When Classrooms in 30 Countries Explore the Arctic Together? : Environmental Stewardship" during the new lecture series Frontiers in the Environment for Institute of the Environment. Watch the web cast >> Read the Article »

In The News: Losing Nemo: Is there time to save the seas? (12.03.09)

From the Times Online, Thursday, December 3

"The glistening back of a whale sends ripples across the surface of the Arctic Ocean."
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In The News: Climate change threatens life in Shishmaref, Alaska (12.03.09)

From CNN, Thursday, December 3

"When the arctic winds howl and angry waves pummel the shore of this Inupiat Eskimo village, Shelton and Clara Kokeok fear that their house, already at the edge of the Earth, finally may plunge into the gray sea below."
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Lipton at Creativity Festival! (12.02.09)

Expedition Leader Mille Porsild has Polar Husky superstar Lipton greeting students from across the Twin Cities December 1 - 4 as GoNorth! is at  the Science Museum of Minnesota during the Student Creativity Festival!
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In The News: America's 11 Hottest Species Stressed by Climate Change (12.01.09)

From the Environment News Service, Tuesday, December 1

"Honeycreepers that sing in Hawaii's mountain forests, the lynx that inhabit the snowy Rocky Mountains and New England, and the grizzly..."
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In The News: Climate 'time bombs' stoke scientists' fears (11.29.09)

From the AFP, Friday, November 29

"Whatever the outcome of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Nature may have some extremely nasty surprises up its sleeve, say scientists."
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In The News: In Greenland, warming fuels dream of hidden wealth (11.27.09)

from the AP, Friday, November 27

"Gert Ignatiussen returns to this fjord-front Inuit town with the spoils of his hunting trip."
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GoNorth! in South Africa (11.18.09)

November 16-19, our own Aaron Doering and his colleague Charles Miller from Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota travel to the North-west University in Potchefstroom, South Africa to deliver the work shop Technology in Education: Transforming the Perspective
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What a berg (11.17.09)

From SIKU News, Tuesday, November 17

"Greenlandic artist Inuk Silis Høegh has created a sculpture that will stand in front of Copenhagen's North Atlantic house for the next month."
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In The News: Climate politics eclipses climate science (11.16.09)

From, Monday, November 16

"In the process, it now appears that the industrialised countries are ignoring the overwhelming majority of climate scientists around the world..."
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In The News: Hear us and act, Inuit leaders say (11.16.09)

From SIKU News, Monday, November 16

"Inuit leaders from around the Arctic want world leaders at the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen next month to produce a "meaningful" climate treaty that will protect the future of the region."
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In The News: Quick climate change possible (11.15.09)

From SIKU News, Saturday, November 15

"Yet another study suggests the earth's climate is highly unstable and can flip between warm and cold very rapidly with the right trigger- maybe over..."
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In The News: Reindeer herd drowns in icy Lapland waters (11.13.09)

From The Local, Friday, November 13

"More than 400 reindeer have drowned in a river in Jokkmokk in northern Sweden after thin surface ice cracked while the herd were moving to their winter pastures."
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In The News: Global warming a growing threat to Arctic reindeer (11.12.09)

From the AFP, Thursday, November 12

"On Norway's border with Russia, the consequences of climate change are affecting the reindeer population as rising temperatures hit food stocks and industry growth eats into vital grazing land."
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In The News: Greenland ice loss 'accelerating' (11.12.09)

From BBC News, Thursday, November 12

"The Greenland ice sheet is losing its mass faster than in previous years and making an increasing contribution to sea level rise, a study has confirmed."
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In The News: The bear facts about the polar bear hunt (11.08.09)

From, Sunday, November 8

"Polar bears are in decline, alright, but not everywhere. There is a case for keeping the hunt alive in Nunavut and the Inuit are making it"
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November 7: International Inuit Day (11.07.09)

The day honours the birthday of the late Eben Hopson Sr., who called the first gathering of Inuit in Barrow, Alaska.
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In The News: Climate history forces action -- after decades (11.04.09)

From Reuters, Wednesday, November 4

"President Lyndon Johnson and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made stark warnings about global warming decades ago, but convincing evidence for action only amassed in recent years, experts say."
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Oil on Ice (11.01.09)

From The Atlantic, November 2009

"Aqqaluk Lynge has a recurring nightmare: “When I'm lying awake at night, I pray we don’t find oil.” That anxiety puts Lynge, the president of..."
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In The News: Multiyear Arctic ice is effectively gone: expert (10.29.09)

from Reuters, Thursday, October 29

"The multiyear ice covering the Arctic Ocean has effectively vanished, a startling development that will make it easier to open up polar shipping routes, an Arctic expert said on Thursday."
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October 24, 2009: International Day of Climate Action Spreads Across 179 Countries (10.24.09)


"On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people will be gathering in almost every nation on the planet to issue a plea to world leaders: It’s time to stop climate change — now."
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In The News: Alaska critical habitat for polar bear declared (10.23.09)

from WWF, Friday, October 23

"In a move applauded by WWF, the US Department of the Interior has announced the proposed designation of almost 52 million hectares of..."
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In The News: Meltdown is imminent (10.22.09)

from, Thursday, October 22

"Climate change by the numbers: why 350 ppm matters"
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In The News: Changing Arctic Affecting Air, Ocean, and Everything in Between (10.22.09)

from NOAA, Thursday, October 22

"Despite the fact that summer 2009 had more sea ice than in 2007 or 2008, scientists are seeing drastic changes in the region from just five years ago..."
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In The News: Baffin Island reveals dramatic scale of Arctic climate change (10.20.09)

from The Independent, Tuesday, October 20

"Study delves back into 200,000 years of history to demonstrate the devastating impact of global warming.

A frozen lake on a remote island off Canada's northern coast has yielded remarkable insights into how the Arctic climate has changed dramatically over 50 years..."
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In The News: Polar bear spotted riding on its mother's back (10.05.09)

from, Monday, October 5

"Polar bear cubs ride 'piggy back' on their mother's back to avoid falling..."
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In The News: Arctic seas turn to acid, putting vital food chain at risk (10.04.09)

from, Sunday, October 4

"Carbon-dioxide emissions are turning the waters of the Arctic Ocean into acid at an unprecedented rate, scientists have discovered."
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In The News: Mighty caribou herds dwindle, warming blamed (10.04.09)

from the Associated Press, Sunday, October 4

"Here on the endlessly rolling and tussocky terrain of northwest Canada, where man has hunted caribou since the Stone Age, the vast antlered herds are fast growing thin."
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In The News: Vanishing Arctic ice shows no sign of returning (10.03.09)

from Reuters India, Saturday, October 3

"Out in the Arctic Ocean, about 200 miles (322 km ) north of the nearest human settlement, the future of the world's climate is written in the patterns of..."
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GoNorth! Cool Scientist Dr Henry Huntington In the News (10.01.09)

Understand the Arctic before exploiting it

from the Statesman Journal, Thursday, October 1

"America's Arctic has long been a place of myth and dream, where the Inupiat Eskimos have thrived, explorers endured and artists found inspiration."
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In The News: Linguist goes to the ends of the earth OK, Greenland to preserve languages (09.30.09)

from, Wednesday, September 30

"Professor Lenore Grenoble stared at the bowl of raw beluga meat and gulped."
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In The News: No Way To Stop Sea Levels From Rising (09.30.09)

from, Wednesday, September 30

"At an Oxford University climate conference, experts announced that sea levels across the globe will almost inevitably rise more than 6 feet."
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In The News: Why 350 is the most important number on the planet (09.26.09)

from, Saturday, September 26

"Carbon target is key to winning hearts and minds."
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In The News: Impacts of Climate Change Coming Sooner and Faster (09.25.09)

from VOA News, Friday, September 25

"At a special United Nations summit on climate change September 22, world leaders acknowledged both the quickening pace of global warming and the world community's slow response to it."
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In The News: Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet thinning spreads (09.24.09)

from PlanetEarth, Thursday, September 24

"The most comprehensive study of Antarctic and Greenland glaciers yet shows that ice-sheet thinning has reached the far north of Greenland, has intensified in Antarctica and is spreading and penetrating far into the interior of both ice sheets."
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In The News: Droughts, melts signal climate change quickening-UN (09.24.09)

from Reuters, Thursday, September 24

"Droughts from Australia to the U.S. Southwest, acidic ocean water and melting glaciers are signs that the pace of climate change is surpassing the worst-case scenarios scientists predicted in 2007, a U.N. report said on Thursday."
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In The News: Warming ocean melts Greenland glaciers (09.23.09)

from The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 23

"With whale fins splashing in the distance, Ruth Curry hauls up her catch from the blustery deck of an icebreaker."
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In The News: Human damage 'needs limits' (09.23.09)

from Science Alert, Thursday, September 23

"Humanity needs to act now to avoid threats to human well-being caused by irreversible damage to the Earth, its climate, species and life-supporting systems."
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In The News: Arctic sea ice levels third-lowest on record (09.18.09)

from, Friday, September 18

"No sign that long-term trend is reversing, scientists caution."
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In The News: Seals fitted with receivers (09.16.09)

from SIKU News, Wednesday, September 16

"The team of researchers from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and the Danish National Environmental Research Institute have caught eight..."
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In The News: Petition filed to list caribou, reindeer (09.16.09)

from SIKU News, Wednesday, September 16

"The International Fund for Animal Welfare filed a petition Sept. 15 with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to protect two North Pole-residing caribou species under the Endangered Species Act."
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In The News: New aerial survey looks for polar bears (09.15.09)

from SIKU News, Tuesday, September 15

"An alternative to mark and recapture is explored in north Baffin during a WWF-supported project. "
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In The News: Climate change warning from Greenland (09.15.09)

from, Wednesday, Sept 16

"The Greenland ice sheet melted much more rapidly as a result of warmer temperatures in the recent past than previously estimated, a team of international scientists has revealed."
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In The News: Oil giants zero in on untapped Greenland (09.13.09)

from the TimesOnline, Sunday, September 13

"The Nordic Explorer set off last week for the seas off Cape Farewell on the southern tip of Greenland. For the next few weeks the 269ft research ship will zigzag across the water to collect data on the rock formations thousands of feet below the seabed. It is not alone. Up and down the coasts of this desolate, ice-covered country, seven other ships are carrying out similar work."
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In The News: Greenland's melt mystery unfolds, at glacial pace (09.11.09)

from The Associated Press, Friday, September 11

"Suddenly and without warning, the gigantic river of ice sped up, causing it to spit icebergs ever faster into the ocean off southeastern Greenland."
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In The News: Northern ecosystems 'severely perturbed' (09.11.09)

from, Friday, September 11

"Polar bears may be threatened by climate change, but they've got plenty of company."
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In The News: Arctic ice meltdown greater than average (09.10.09)

From, Thursday, September 10

"The Arctic sea ice has retreated to the third-lowest level in recorded history -- the fourth time in the past five years that the annual summer meltdown has been far greater than average."
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In The News: First through Northeast Passage (09.09.09)

from, Wednesday, September 9

"Simultaneously as climate scientists can see a near record low sea ice in the Arctic, two German merchant vessels are the first ever to make it through the formerly impenetrable Northeast Passage."
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In The News: CLIMATE-CANADA: On the Frigid Front Line Those in formerly frozen areas battle unwelcome effects of climate change (09.08.09)

from GALDU, Tuesday, September 8

"Caught between rising seas and land melting beneath their mukluk-shod feet, the villagers of Tuktoyaktuk are doing what anyone would do on this windy Arctic coastline. They're building windmills."
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In The News: Raw Data-The Easiest Way to Fight Global Warming? (09.08.09)

from Discover Magazine, Tuesday, September 8

"Discussions of climate change often make it sound as if carbon dioxide is the only villain. But climatologists have identified another, less notorious form of carbon that may be nearly as dangerous: soot."
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In The News: Warming Arctic's global impacts outstrip predictions (09.07.09)

from Surfbirds News, Monday, September 7

"Warming in the Arctic could lead to flooding affecting one quarter of the world’s population, substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions from massive carbon pools, and extreme global weather changes, according to a new WWF report."
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In The News: Study Links Humans to Warming in Arctic (09.05.09)

from VOA News, Saturday, September 5

"Arctic temperatures are now higher than at any time in the last 2,000 years, research reveals. Changes to the Earth's orbit drove centuries of cooling, but temperatures rose fast in the last 100 years as human greenhouse gas emissions rose. "
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In The News: Warming Arctic's global impacts outstrip predictions (09.02.09)

from, Wednesday, September 2

"The Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications report, released today, outlines dire global consequences of a warming Arctic that are far worse than previous projections."
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In The News: The Sermilik fjord in Greenland: a chilling view of a warming world (09.01.09)

From the, Tuesday, September 1

"It is calving season in the Arctic. A flotilla of icebergs, some as jagged as fairytale castles and others as smooth as dinosaur eggs, calve from the ice sheet that smothers Greenland and sail down the fjords"
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In The News: Oceans Could Absorb Much More CO2 (09.01.09)

from Discovery News, Tuesday, September 1

"Earth's oceans are vast reservoirs of carbon dioxide (CO2) with the potential to control the pace of global warming."
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In The News: Methane release draws new attention (08.31.09)

From SIKU news, Monday, August 31

"Pure methane, gas bubbling up from underwater vents, escaping into northern skies, adds to the global-warming gases accumulating in the atmosphere. And pure methane escaping in the massive amounts known to be locked in the Arctic permafrost and seabed would spell a climate catastrophe."
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In The News: Summer sea ice likely to disappear in the Arctic by 2015 (08.31.09)

from, Monday, August 31

"If current melting trends continue, the Arctic Ocean is likely to be free of summer sea ice by 2015, according to research presented at a conference organized by the National Space Institute at Technical University of Denmark, the Danish Meteorological Institute and the Greenland Climate Center" Learn More »

Congratulations Greenland! (06.21.09)

Midsummer day - the longest day of the year - is Greenland's National Day, and this year Greenlanders have much to celebrate as they officially instate a new level of Self Government!

In November of 2008 Greenland voted for 'self-rule' which means greater autonomy giving the Greenlandic government control over many more areas than earlier, including the natural resources found in the underground.
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In The News: Watt-Cloutier lauds Arctic as oasis of peace (06.05.09)

From Nunatsiaq News, Friday, June 5

"The Arctic is one of the last peaceful international regions in the world, Siila Watt-Cloutier said in her LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture May 29 in Iqaluit.."
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In The News: The most tasteful of gestures (06.05.09)

From Nunatsiaq News, Friday, June 5

"She came to celebrate Nunavut's 10th birthday, but on the day she left, it was Nunavut that celebrated her.

On an eight-day tour that ended June 1, Michaëlle Jean, Canada's 27th Governor General, created life-long memories for the people of Rankin Inlet, Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay, Resolute Bay, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Iqaluit, and Pangnirtung..."
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Happy Happy Birthday Aaron! (06.02.09)

It is Aaron's birthday today! Lots of happy birthday howls from the Polar Huskies, Mille and Mikkel out on the trail - and all of us!
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KARE 11 Sunrise Edition (06.01.09)

LIVE from Clyde River!

Mille will check-in with Kim and Tim of KARE 11 Sunrise Edition.

Be sure to watch Tuesday, June 2 at 6:40 for the update!

We'll post a link to the interview once it becomes available.
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In The News: New survey of Arctic's mineral riches could stoke international strife (05.29.09)

From, Friday, May 29

"The battle for the Arctic's hidden mineral riches is likely to intensify after a survey revealing the energy reserves present beneath the ice...." Learn More »

In The News: Greenland ice melt may cause dramatic change of northeast coasts (05.28.09)

From cnet news, Thursday, May 28

"A new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has found that Greenland's melting ice may have a greater effect on sea level rise on the northeastern coasts of the U.S. and Canada than previously..."
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Sheila Watt-Cloutier on Live online roundtable (05.26.09)

"The Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the Dominion Institute’s LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture featuring Canadian Inuit activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Siila (Sheila) Watt-Cloutier will be broadcast live online on IsumaTV.

On Friday May 29 at 8pm EST, Siila Watt-Cloutier will present her perspective on global warming, human rights, issues of leadership and Arctic sovereignty..."
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In The News: GG eats seal to show support for Inuit (05.25.09)

From Nunatsiaq News, Monday, May 25

"The Governor General made a graphic gesture of solidarity with the country's beleaguered seal hunters on the first day of a week-long Arctic visit at a community feast in Rankin Inlet May 25..."
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Teacher of the Year! (05.19.09)

A round of Howls for Teacher Explorer Chris Ripken for being Centennial School District's 2009 Teacher of the Year! Learn More »

In The News: Qikiqtarjuaq wants more visitors from national park (05.18.09)

From Northern News Services, Monday, May 18

"Parks Canada has released its draft management plan for Auyuittuq National Park, but not everyone is satisfied with its contents." Learn More »

In The News: Green authors put their bodies to the test (05.18.09)

From, Monday, May 18

"Rick Smith says it all started out as a joke. The executive director of Environmental Defence, and his colleague, president Bruce Lourie, were trying to think of a way to demonstrate the dangers of environmental pollutants in everyday life." Learn More »

In The News: Map shows potential hot spots for mineral and energy development (05.08.09)

From SIKU News, Friday, May 8

"A recently completed map of Arctic geology across Greenland, Norway, Russia and other polar nations offers new hints about where Canada might find energy and mineral deposits across the North." Learn More »

In The News: GN promotes fur in face of EU sealskin ban (05.08.09)

From Nunatsuaq News, Friday, May 8

"Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak says she felt proud when she watched her daughter Karliin and classmates Meeka Kilabuk and Connie Pewatualuk collect awards this week at the Montreal fur show for their original sealskin fashion designs." Read the Article »

In The News: Nunavut gets a C-minus on its green report card (05.08.09)

From Nunatsiaq News, Friday, May 8

"Territory scores badly for diesel electricity generating plants" Read the Article »

In The News: Nunavut will hunt three bowhead (05.07.09)

From SIKU News, Thursday, May 7

"Canada has raised the number of bowhead whales that can be hunted each year in Nunavut." Learn More »

In The News: Shrimp could be 'canary' of climate change (05.07.09)

From the Calgary Herald. Thursday, May 7

"The survival of northern shrimp — one of the most important players in the food web of the North Atlantic — could be jeopardized by climate change, says a group of Canadian scientists that has discovered an extraordinary link between the tiny shrimp and the planet's changing seasons." Learn More »

In The News: Climate change may cause mercury increase in seals (05.04.09)

From SIKU News, Saturday, May 2

"A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology has found a strong correlation between mercury in seal meat and shrinking sea ice." Learn More »

Green @15 (04.30.09)

A click a day will send funding our way...

Voting begins Friday, May 1st Learn More »

In The News: Geography teacher embarks on trip to Canadian arctic (04.29.09)

From the Quad Community Press, Wednesday, April 29

"He’s been to Zion, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, but never has Chris Ripken gone on a wilderness trip like this..." Learn More »

In The News: Centennial teacher joins arctic adventure (04.29.09)

From the Star Tribune, Wednesday, April 29

"A Centennial High School social studies teacher is out learning this month, the cold way...." Learn More »

In The News: Climate change hitting entire Arctic ecosystem, says report (04.28.09)

From, Tuesday, April 28

"Extensive climate change is now affecting every form of life in the Arctic, according to a major new assessment by international polar scientists." Learn More »

CLIMATE CHANGE: Burden Lies with Rich Polluters, Native People Say (04.27.09)

From News

"Already suffering significant impacts from climate change, indigenous peoples at the close of an international summit here rejected the concept of carbon trading and offsets..." Learn More »

In The News: Drilling causes dissent at Indigenous summit on climate change (04.25.09)

From SIKU News, Saturday, April 25

"To drill or not drill for new oil and gas drove a wedge Friday between youth and many of the older delegates at the United Nations-affiliated..."
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In The News: Arctic fossil points to missing link between seals and land mammals (04.22.09)

From, Wednesday, April 22

"The fossil remains of a flipper-free mammal related to modern seals have been discovered in Nunavut by Ottawa researchers who stumbled upon them after their ATV ran out of gas." Learn More »

Happy Earth Day! (04.22.09)

What's your Earth Day resolution?

Share it with us in the Culture Zone Read the Article »

Frontline: Poisoned Waters (04.21.09)

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, iconic American waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound are in perilous condition and facing new sources of contamination.   Watch the full program online Read the Article »

In The News: Indigenous Peoples Demand Greater Role in Climate Debate (04.20.09)

From IPS, Monday, April 20

"While indigenous peoples from around the world are meeting in this Alaskan city to seek a greater role in global climate negotiations, the rapidly..." Learn More »

In The News: Choose mining or caribou (04.18.09)

From SIKU News, Saturday, April 18

"Nunavut residents have a choice: do they want more mining development? Or do they want to prevent the territory's large herds of migrating caribou from disappearing?" Learn More »

In The News: Climate change could mean a walk in the Arctic woods (04.17.09)

From the, Friday, April 17

"Baffin Island is covered with an austere, Arctic tundra now, but some time later this century it will be capable of sprouting something unusual: a verdant coniferous forest." Learn More »

In The News: "Many Strong Voices" Plead the Case of Threatened Indigenous Nations to Those Responsible for Global Warming (04.13.09)

From The Daily Green, Monday, April 13

"There was a member of parliament from the island nation of Niue, a scientist from the Siberian state of Sakha and a deputy mayor from an Inuit community on the cusp of the North American continent." Learn More »

In The News: Aerosols driving global warming, new study suggests (04.10.09)

From SIKU News, Friday, April 10

"Much of the rise in polar temperature seen over the last few decades may have resulted from United States and European restrictions on sulphur emissions." Learn More »

In The News: In Nunavut, all that glistens really is gold (04.10.09)

From Nunatsiaq News, Friday, April 10

"As mineral exploration in Nunavut drops off and many exploration firms curtail or close their projects, the development of gold mines still forges ahead in Nunavut." Learn More »

They have arrived! (04.09.09)

Late today, Mille, Mikkel and the Polar Huskies arrived in Pang! Read the Article »

In The News: Arctic ice shows winter thinning (04.07.09)

From BBC News, Tuesday, April 7

"Arctic ice reached a larger maximum area this winter than in the last few years, scientists say, but the long-term trend still shows it declining." Learn More »

In The News: Polar bears and penguins 'just tip of climate change iceberg' (04.06.09)

From the WWF, Monday, April 6

"New evidence from the North and South Poles indicates that time is running out for the world’s leaders to respond to climate change." Learn More »

Happy Birthday Nunavut! (04.01.09)

From SIKU News, Wednesday, April 1

"Nunavut, Canada's newest territory, turns 10 today, April 1.

The creation of Nunavut marked more than a new line on the map. It marked the rise of a new Inuit voice no longer willing to simply..." Learn More »

In The News: Earth Hour (03.24.09)

From the Deccan Herald, Tuesday, March 24

"Earth hour is all about the small changes that everyone is capable of making in their lives and building those habits into everyday living. The celebration is a demonstration of humankind coming together to make a positive impact on global warming." Learn More »

In The News: Cold War in the Arctic?: Countries Seek Piece of Pie (03.23.09)

From Spiegel Online International, Monday, March 23

"As it stands, Arctic policy is already a dense network of legal and political agreements between different national and supranational stakeholders. Now the European Union wants to play a greater role in shaping it." Learn More »

In The News: The Cold Facts Of A Melting Arctic (03.22.09)

From CBS News, Sunday, March 22

"To the human eye, the stark Arctic landscape appears frozen in time. But this environment is actually changing. Through time-lapse photography, one can see the landscape disappear …" Learn More »

In The News: The Future of Polar Bears: Fighting for Survival in the Arctic (03.17.09)

From Spiegel Online International, Tuesday, March 17

"The more ice that melts in the Arctic, the shorter is the winter seal-hunting season. That is bad news for polar bears. This week, a number of Arctic nations are gathering to find ways to save this majestic creature." Learn More »

In The News: Inuit, scientists meet on research methods (03.16.09)

From SIKU News, Monday, March 16

"Scientists and Inuit hunters from Nunavut will meet this week to discuss concerns that research methods harm northern animals and ignore knowledge that the Inuit have accumulated over generations, reports Canadian Press." Learn More »

In The News: UNITED NATIONS: Arctic Peoples Must Adapt To A New Environment (03.16.09)

From GALDU, Monday, March 16

"Indigenous Arctic peoples must be consulted on ways to preserve their ways of life and boost employment opportunities as the northern ice retreats due to climate change, a group of experts convened by the United Nations cultural agency has agreed." Learn More »

In The News: Rapid action needed to save polar bears from climate change: WWF (03.16.09)

From the Daily Times, Monday, March 16

"Polar bears are in danger of being wiped out unless urgent measures are taken to combat climate change and rapid warming in the Arctic, environmental group WWF has warned." Learn More »

In The News: Scientists Plan First-Ever Land Crossing Of Northwest Passage (03.14.09)

From, Saturday, March 14

Scientists preparing to explore Mars are also planning another trip: history’s first-ever land vehicle drive through the notorious Northwest Passage, which they say will provide data about climate change and man’s impact on other planets beyond Earth. Learn More »

In The News: Canaries in the mine of climate change (03.03.09)

From Taipei Times, Tuesday, March 3

"As a young girl, Elisapee Sheutiapik never wore short-sleeved shirts, but the weather in the summertime in recent years can reach 25°C in her hometown of Iqaluit, close to the Arctic Circle in northern Canada." Learn More »

In The News: Tackling the dangers of mercury (03.03.09)

From the Japan Times Online, Tuesday, March 3

Fear sparked by global recession, strains on banks and volatile paper currencies has brought the glitter back to gold" Learn More »

LIVE!! (03.02.09)

Welcome to this years adventure learning expedition: GoNorth! Nunavut 2009 Learn More »

In The News: A mercury deal in the works (02.22.09)

From SIKU News, Sunday, February 22

"The goal is to have a binding agreement in place by 2013 at the latest."
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In The News: Return of Arctic ice no sign of climate recovery: researcher (02.20.09)

From, Friday, February 20

"When it comes to global warming, even the good news may not be all that great in the end."
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In The News: Bubbles of warming, beneath the ice (02.20.09)

From the Los Angeles Times, Friday, February 20

"Four miles south of the Arctic Circle, the morning sky is streaked with apricot. Frozen rivers split the tundra of the Seward Peninsula, coiling into vast lakes. And on a silent, wind-whipped pond, a lone figure, sweating and panting, shovels snow off the ice."
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Narwhals filmed for first time on migration (02.07.09)

from the Telegraph, Saturday, February 7

"Narwhals, known as ice unicorns for their long tusks, have been filmed for the first time as they make their treacherous migration along the cracks in the Arctic sea ice." Learn More >>

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In The News: Polar bears may receive species-at-risk label (02.02.09)

From the Northern News Services, Monday, February 2

"NUNAVUT - The federal government is considering adding polar bears to Canada's list of "species at risk."
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In The News: When turtles swam in Nunavut (02.02.09)

From SIKU News, Monday, February 2

"The discovery of a 90-million-year-old turtle fossil in the Canadian Arctic is shedding new light on the temperate past of the polar north and the trans-Arctic migrations of prehistoric creatures, reports CanWest Global."
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In The News: Mercury levels rising in caribou, contaminants program finds (02.02.09)

From CBC News, Monday, February 2

"Caribou in Canada's North are showing increasing levels of mercury, a contaminant that has drifted into the Arctic from other parts of the world, researchers have found."
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In The News: Polar bears' survival rests in our hands (01.16.09)

From the, Friday, January 16

"It's a "critical time" for polar bears and their survival rests in the hands of Canadians, federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice said yesterday."

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Happy Howling Holidays! (12.24.08)

From all of us at GoNorth!, both two and four-legged alike, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

Think Snow! Team GoNorth!

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In The News: NASA eager to find 90 missing rubber ducks (12.22.08)

From The Tech Herald, Monday, December 22

"While it might perhaps be more likely for NASA to be searching for expensive equipments such as a lost satellite or perhaps even a wayward tool bag, the American space administration has this week put out a call for missing rubber ducks."

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In The News: Abrupt climate shifts may move faster than thought (12.22.08)

From ENN, Tuesday, December 22

"The United States could suffer the effects of abrupt climate changes within decades—sooner than some previously thought--says a new government report...."

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In The News: Global Warming Threatens Arctic Feedback Loops (12.17.08)

From Greentech Media, Wednesday, December 17

"Scientists at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco warn that global warming is melting Arctic sea ice, heating the region and threatening to release greenhouse gases from both aboveground and – possibly – undersea permafrost."

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In The News: More than 2T tons of ice melted in arctic since '03 (12.16.08)

From the Associated Press, Tuesday, December 16

"More than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003, according to new NASA satellite data that show the latest signs of what scientists say is global warming."

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In The News: As melting ice opens up Arctic shipping routes, pollution and safety measures needed (12.16.08)

From CORDIS news, Tuesday, December 16

"One of the likely consequences of climate change to the north of Europe is increased shipping in and around the Arctic, as the receding ice opens up new routes and passages around the region. "

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In The News: The glaciologist's worst nightmare (12.13.08)

From, Saturday, December 13

"There was a line in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s fourth report that didn't get the attention it deserved:..."

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In The News: Indigenous Tribes Say Climate Change Harming Way of Life (12.07.08)

From redOrbit, Sunday, December 7

"Bill Erasmus, chief of the Dene nation located in northern Canada, issued a grave warning targeting the climate crisis: The once plentiful herds of caribou are declining, rivers are smaller and the ice is too thin to hunt upon safely."

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In The News: Polar regions key to understanding climate change, scientists say (12.03.08)

From The Earth Times, Wednesday, December 3

"Changes taking place in the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as the unique conditions existing at those ends of the planet, make the polar regions key to understanding climate change and a host of other topics, scientists said. Polar weather influences climates in areas as far away as the tropics and changes will have effects across the world."

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In The News: Arctic tundra emits methane even in winter (12.03.08)

From Reuters, Wednesday, December 3

"The arctic tundra emits the same amount of methane in winter as in the warmer months, a surprising finding that bolsters understanding of how greenhouse gases interact with nature, researchers said on Wednesday."

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In The News: Soot darkens ice, stokes runaway Arctic melt - study (12.02.08)

From Reuters India, Tuesday, December 2

"Soot is darkening ice in the Arctic and speeding a melt that could make the ocean around the North Pole ice-free in summer well before 2050, experts said on Tuesday."

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In The News: Polar researcher highlights urgent need for more data (12.02.08)

From Cordis, Tuesday, December 2

"In spite of the rapid environmental changes taking place in the Arctic, and the importance of the polar ice cap in regulating the climate, we still know frighteningly little about the processes behind ice formation on the roof of the world."

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In The News: Sixth Arctic caribou herd in rapid decline (12.01.08)

From, Monday, December 1

"A new study of one of Canada's largest caribou herds seems to confirm fears that, like other herds in the western Arctic, it is suffering a steep and mysterious population decline."

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In The News: CLIMATE CHANGE: Talks Could Learn From Indigenous Groups (11.24.08)

From GALDU, Monday, November 24

"As the United Nations readies for a key climate change meeting in Poland next month, a London-based human rights group warns that any new deal on global warming would be seriously compromised if the most vulnerable groups, specifically indigenous peoples, are shut out of the negotiations."

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In The News: Snow In The Arctic: An Ingredient In A Surprising Chemical Cocktail (11.22.08)

From Science Daily, Saturday, November 22

"In the Arctic in spring, the snow cover gives off nitrogen oxides. This phenomenon, the extent of which had not been previously realized, is the source of one third of the nitrates present in the Arctic atmosphere, according to researchers from CNRS, the Université Joseph Fourier and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie[1]."

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In The News: Under-ice flood speeds up glacier (11.17.08)

From BBC News, Monday, November 17

"Great floods beneath the Antarctic ice sheet can now be linked directly to the speed at which that ice moves towards the ocean, scientists say.Great floods beneath the Antarctic ice sheet can now be linked directly to the speed at which that ice moves towards the ocean, scientists say"

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In The News: Mapping what is ours (11.13.08)

From the, Thursday, November 13

"While Russia continues to flex its military muscles in the Arctic, Canada is looking at pictures of the bottom of the Beaufort Sea. These activities may seem at odds, but they are not."

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In The News: Arctic is rich in promising energy source: gas hydrates (11.13.08)

From the Anchorage Daily News, Thursday, November 13

"Frozen crystals packed with concentrated natural gas and buried 2,000 feet below the permafrost on Alaska's North Slope could become the next major domestic energy source, an assessment released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey found. "

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In The News: Scientists ponder how changing climate will impact Arctic whales (11.12.08)

From the Capital City Weekly, Wednesday, November 12

"Alaska's coastal communities have long experienced the presence of whales, whether as summer visitors in Southeast or as targets of winter subsistence hunters in the Arctic."

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In The News: Will the Opening of the Northwest Passage Transform Global Shipping Anytime Soon? (11.10.08)

From Scientific American, Monday, November 10

"It is said that the Inuit have many words for snow, but when it comes to the Northwest Passage only one type of frozen water matters: multiyear ice. It can slice through the hull of a ship like a knife through butter and it persists in the passage's waters despite unprecedented warming in the Arctic Ocean, thwarting shippers in search of a shortcut between Europe and Asia." 

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In The News: Symptoms of global warming overrun Greenland (11.09.08)

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, November 9

"Beyond the howl of sled dogs echoing across this hilly coastal village is the thunderclap of ancient icebergs splitting apart, a deafening rumble you feel in your bones."

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In The News: NASA Develops New Technique for Measuring Glaciers (11.09.08)

From The A to Z of Clean Technology, Sunday, November 9

"A NASA-led research team has used satellite data to make the most precise measurements to date of changes in the mass of mountain glaciers in the Gulf of Alaska, a region expected to be a significant contributor to global sea level rise over the next 50-100 years."

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In The News: Getting to grips with Greenland's ice loss (11.05.08)

From, Wednesday, November 5

"Ice loss in Greenland is causing global sea levels to rise by half a millimetre a year, according to new research by Dutch and American scientists. While this doesn't sound like much, the researchers warn that the rate of ice loss appears to be increasing sharply, and in 2007 large amounts of ice were lost from high altitudes (above 2 000 metres) for the first time."

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In The News: In Mayor's Plan, the Plastic Bag Will Carry a Fee (11.05.08)

From The New York Times, Thursday, November 6

"In its struggle to make New York more green, the Bloomberg administration has tried discouraging people from using plastic bags. It has taken out ads beseeching residents to use cloth bags and set up recycling bins for plastic bags at supermarkets."

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In The News: Warning as seabird breeding fails (10.30.08)

From BBC News, Thursday, October 30

The environmental group claims changes in food supply, which may be linked to climate change, could threaten the future of these species.

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In The News: World is facing a natural resources crisis worse than financial crunch (10.29.08)

The Guardian, Wednesday October 29 2008

The world is heading for an "ecological credit crunch" far worse than the current financial crisis because humans are over-using the natural resources of the planet, an international study warns today.

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In The News: An Army of Animal Oceanographers (10.29.08)

From, Wednesday, October 29th

Several years ago, a colleague came into Dave Foley’s office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Pacific Grove, Calif. and asked if there had been a storm at a spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at a certain time a few days earlier. Foley raised his eyebrows a bit, but looked up the weather data and found that there had indeed been a storm. 

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In The News: Arctic ice thickness 'plummets' (10.28.08)

From BBC News, Tuesday, October 28

"The thickness of Arctic sea ice "plummeted" last winter, thinning by as much as 49 centimetres (1.6ft) in some regions, satellite data has revealed."

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In The News: Goodbye, sun. See you in February (10.27.08)

From Sermitsiak, Monday, October 27

"Residents in Qaanaaq in far northern Greenland have said goodbye to the sun for yet another year. The next time it rises, the calendar will read 17 February.

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In The News: Polar bears dying out (10.24.08)

From The Herald Sun, Friday, October 24

"POLAR bears are dying out in the remote Arctic region of Chukotka because of melting ice and increased killing by humans, an expert with the International Fund for Animal Welfare has warned."

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In The News: CLIMATE CHANGE: Window of Opportunity Closing Rapidly (10.23.08)

From GALDU, Thursday, October 23

"The global financial crisis has pushed climate change off the front pages despite new evidence that it is happening faster and with stronger impacts than previous projections, a new report warns."

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In The News: Polar bears skating on thin ice (10.23.08)

From the Knoxville News Sentinel, Thursday, October 23

"In May, the polar bear was designated as threatened by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This decision to place it under the protection of the Endangered Species Act was both applauded and protested by many."

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In The News: ARCTIC INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: Time for Action (10.22.08)

From GALDU, Wednesday, October 22

"Delegates representing the Arctic Council’s Permanent Participants are pushing for greater action on the part of Arctic Governments to implement policies and programs to ensure the future vitality of the Arctic’s indigenous languages."

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In The News: Climate change accelerating far beyond the IPCC forecast, WWF says (10.20.08)

From, Monday, October 20

"Climate change is happening much faster than the world's best scientists predicted and will wreak havoc unless action is taken on a global scale, a new report warns."

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In The News: A portrait of Greenland: Where the Ordinary & Amazing Intersect (10.19.08)

From the Toledo Blade, Sunday, October 19

"Teens listen to Eminem. 'Tweens watch Hannah Montana."

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In The News: Arctic air temperatures climb to record levels (10.16.08)

From Reuters, Thursday, October 16

"Fall air temperatures have climbed to record levels in the Arctic due to major losses of sea ice as the region suffers more effects from a warming trend dating back decades, a report released on Thursday showed."

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In The News: Alaska village faces eroded future (10.14.08)

From BBC News, Tuesday, October 14

"It's a windy day, and cold even for him, the Yup'ik Eskimo tribal leader in the village of Newtok in the US state of Alaska."

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In The News: NASA study finds rising Arctic storm activity sways sea ice, climate (10.07.08)

From The Hindu, Tuesday, October 7

"A new NASA study shows that the rising frequency and intensity of arctic storms over the last half century, attributed to progressively warmer waters, directly provoked acceleration of the rate of arctic sea ice drift, long considered by scientists as a bellwether of climate change."

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In The News: 90,000 yr old data suggests warming, CO2 and ocean currents are linked (10.05.08)

From the Thaindian News, Sunday, October 5

"Scientists have presented new data from their analysis of ice core samples and ocean deposits dating as far back as 90,000 years ago and have suggested that warming, carbon dioxide levels and ocean currents are tightly inter-related."

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In The News: Another stunning loss of Arctic ice: report (10.02.08)

From, Thursday, October 2

"For scientists, this year's ice season was like the NHL playoffs."

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In The News: Greenland accountable for rise in global sea level (10.01.08)

From the Economic Times, Wednesday, October 1

"Based on a new method for creating an accurate picture of Greenland's shrinking ice cap, it is now estimated that the country is accountable for a half millimeter-rise in the global sea level per year."

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In The News: Greenhouse gas emissions shock scientists (09.26.08)

From the Los Angeles Times, Friday, September 26

"The world pumped up emissions of the chief human-produced global warming gas last year, setting a course that could push beyond leading scientists' projected worst-case scenario, international researchers said Thursday."

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"Cool" animation shows arctic ice loss (09.26.08)

"The northern summer of 2007 saw more open water around the North Pole than ever before. The record loss of sea ice is a worry not just to polar bears and seals, but also to those concerned about global warming. The less ice, the less sunlight reflected back into space, and that means more solar energy absorbed by the Arctic Ocean. And that just reinforces the warming of the northern ocean, which has an impact globally - like switching off the planet's icebox."

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In The News: Greenland: roar of melting glacier sounds climate change alarm (09.25.08)

From the Tehran Times, Thursday, September 25

"Flying low over the vast, white expanse of Greenland's Ilulissat glacier, one of the biggest and most active in the world, the effects of global warming in the Arctic are painfully visible as the ice melts at an alarming rate."

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In The News: Greenland's Inuits Blast EU Plans to Ban Seal Skin Products (09.24.08)

From Deutsche Welle, Wednesday, September 24

"Greenland's indigeneous Inuits fear that the European Union's latest proposal to ban imports of seal skins could repeat one of the most crippling economic episodes in recent memory."

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In The News: Exclusive: The methane time bomb (09.23.08)

From The Independent, Tuesday, September 23

"Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide"

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In The News: Greenland: roar of melting glacier sounds climate change alarm (09.22.08)

From the AFP, Monday, September 22

"Flying low over the vast, white expanse of Greenland's Ilulissat glacier, one of the biggest and most active in the world, the effects of global warming in the Arctic are painfully visible as the ice melts at an alarming rate."

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In The News: Change for the worse (09.21.08)

From Cuban Daily News, Sunday, September 21

"Men have worked throughout history to change and improve, however, those transformations have caused problems in nature we are now paying for."

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In The News: Can rubber ducks help track a melting glacier? (09.21.08)

From Reuters, Sunday, September 21

"To help figure out what's happening inside the fastest moving Greenland glacier, a U.S. rocket scientist sent 90 rubber ducks into the ice, hoping someone finds them if they emerge in Baffin Bay."

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In The News: Drastic Changes to Life on Earth Caused by Global Warming, Confirm NASA Scientists (09.19.08)

"Global warming is already leading to widespread disruptions of the Earth's natural systems, according to a study published in the journal Nature and conducted by some of the climate scientists who were involved in the influential 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report."

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GoNorth! nominated for prestigious humanitarian award (09.17.08)

A great big Polar Husky round of howls!

Recognized for applying technology to benefit humanity, GoNorth! is nominated as one of 25 innovators from around the world in the running to receive the "2008 Microsoft Education Award" at the 2008 Tech Awards Laureate in November. Learn More »

In The News: 'Catastrophic' melt threat to polar life (09.17.08)

From The New Zealand Herald Wednesday, September 17

"Data showing Arctic sea ice may reach its lowest level on record this summer underscores the need for governments to speed up talks on a new climate pact, says the Worldwide Fund for Nature."

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In The News: Arctic sea ice melting slows down, for now (09.17.08)

From The Wednesday, September 17

"Arctic sea ice has melted at a slower rate compared to last year, but scientists warn it still shows a downward trend towards ice-free Arctic summers."

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In The News: WWF: Melting Arctic adds urgency to climate deal (09.15.08)

From the Associated Press, Monday, September 15

"Data showing Arctic sea ice may reach its lowest level on record this summer underscores the need for governments to speed up talks on a new climate pact, the Worldwide Fund for Nature said Monday."

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In The News: One island, one flag, three names (09.15.08)

From SIKU News, Monday, September 15

"Greenland should have one name, not three, says politician and MP Doris Jakobsen. If Greenlanders vote to accept a proposal to increase the Danish territory's autonomy, it should be accompanied by a name change, Jakobsen has suggested."

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In The News: Vanishing ice proving deadly for walruses (09.12.08)

From the WWF, Friday, September 12

"Following the recent reports of polar bears swimming for their lives off Alaska, clear evidence has emerged in far-eastern Russia of how vanishing ice in the Arctic is having a catastrophic effect on walruses."

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In The News: New laws needed in changing polar regions: experts (09.07.08)

From the AFP, September 7

"Some 40 legal experts from around the world gathered in Iceland on Sunday for a three-day conference aimed at staking out a new legal framework for the fragile and changing polar regions."

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In The News: Major ice-shelf loss for Canada (09.03.08)

From BBC News, Wednesday, September 3

"The floating tongues of ice attached to Ellesmere Island, which have lasted for thousands of years, have seen almost a quarter of their cover break away."

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In The News: The North Pole becomes an 'island' for the first time in history as ice melts (09.02.08)

From the Mail Online, Tuesday, September 2

"The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history.

Startling satellite pictures taken three days ago show that melting ice has opened up the fabled North-West and North-East Passages - making it possible to sail around the Arctic ice cap."

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In The News: Carbon clues to when Greenland was a green land (08.29.08)

From the AFP, Friday, August 29

"PARIS (AFP)" Climatologists poring over Greenland's ancient past say global cooling, unleashed by a fall in atmospheric greenhouse gases, caused the vast island to ice over around three million years ago."

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In The News: Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Verges on New Record Low (08.28.08)

From the Environment News Service, Thursday, August 28

"Evidence that Earth's climate continues to heat up comes this week in the form of satellite data that shows the extent of Arctic sea ice this year has shrunk below the 2005 minimum to stand as the second-smallest since observations from space began 30 years ago."

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GoNorth! at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair! (08.25.08)

Go to the Minnesota State Fair and visit with Team GoNorth! Saturday, August 30th. Meet four-legged and two-legged team members alike and you could possibly win a prize...  Learn More >>

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In The News: In Greenland, New Worrisome Cracks in Ice (08.25.08)

From Sci-Tech Today, Monday, August 25

"The pictures speak for themselves," said Jason Box, a glacier expert at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University who spotted the changes while studying new satellite images. "This crack is moving, and moving closer and closer to the front. It's just a matter of time till a much larger piece is going to break off.... It is imminent."

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In The News: Medical mystery at the top of the world (08.25.08)

From The Boston Globe, Monday, August 25

"Avataq is a 74-year-old Inuit hunter who has lived all of his life closer to the North Pole than almost anyone else. He is from a small village in northwest Greenland called Morriusaq, which is home to the Polar Eskimos, the smallest tribe of Inuit people - with about 750 members - and the planet's northernmost permanent settlers."

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In The News: Global warming time bomb trapped in Arctic soil: study (08.24.08)

From AFP, Sunday, August 24

"PARIS (AFP) ”Climate change could release unexpectedly huge stores of carbon dioxide from Arctic soils, which would in turn fuel a vicious circle of global warming, a new study warned Sunday." 

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In The News: Polar bears found swimming miles from Alaskan coast (08.22.08)

From the Environmental News Network, Friday, August 22

"An aerial survey by government scientists in Alaska's Chukchi Sea this week found at least nine polar bears swimming in open water - with one at least 60 miles from shore - raising concern among wildlife experts about their survival." 

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In The News: Greenland Ice Core Reveals History of Pollution in the Arctic (08.18.08)

From the National Science Foundation, Monday, August 18

"New research, reported this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that coal burning, primarily in North America and Europe, contaminated the Arctic and potentially affected human health and ecosystems in and around Earth's polar regions."

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In The News: U.S. ship heads for Arctic to define territory (08.13.08)

From the Environmental News Network, Wednesday, August 13

"A U.S. Coast Guard cutter will embark on an Arctic voyage this week to determine the extent of the continental shelf north of Alaska and map the ocean floor, data that could be used for oil and natural gas exploration." 

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In The News: 'Unprecedented' melt sinks hope for Arctic ice recovery (08.11.08)

From the OttawaCitizen, Monday, August 11

"OTTAWA - The Arctic Ocean ice cover, which appeared earlier this summer to be headed for a moderate recovery after last year's record-setting retreat, has begun disintegrating so rapidly in recent weeks that experts now say the ice loss by mid-September could exceed even 2007's history-making meltdown."

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In The News: International Day of the World's Indigenous People: August 9th (08.09.08)

From GALDU, Saturday, August 9

"This year's International Day of the World's Indigenous People, is the first to take place following the landmark adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the General Assembly in September 2007."

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In The News: Arctic Map Plots New 'Gold Rush' (08.06.08)

From Science Daily, Wednesday, August 6

"Researchers at Durham University have drawn up the first ever 'Arctic Map' to show the disputed territories that states might lay claim to in the future."

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In The News: Thinning sea ice concerns scientists (08.06.08)

From the Montreal Gazette, Wednesday, August 6

"The polar ice cap is not only losing vast swaths of surface area but is also experiencing a "drastic thinning" likely to reinforce its overall retreat, a new seven-year study of the Arctic's shrinking sea ice concludes."

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In The News: Inuit advocate against uranium mining in Greenland (07.30.08)

From Sermitsiak, Wednesday, July 30

"The president of the International Circumpolar Council in Greenland believes mining companies should not be permitted to remove uranium from Greenland's underground, under any circumstances."

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In The News: Arctic ice bigger than 2007, but thawing long-term (07.30.08)

From Environmental News Network, Wednesday, July 30

"OSLO (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice is unlikely to shrink below a 2007 record low this year in a reprieve from the worst predictions of climate change even though new evidence confirms a long-term thaw is under way, experts said."

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In The News: Huge chunk snaps off storied Arctic ice shelf (07.29.08)

From the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, July 29

"A four-square-kilometre chunk has broken off Ward Hunt Ice Shelf - the largest remaining ice shelf in the Arctic - threatening the future of the giant frozen mass that northern explorers have used for years as the starting point for their treks." 

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In The News: Elders, scientists talk climate change (07.28.08)

From the Northern News Services Online, Monday, July 28

"IQALUIT - With the mercury pushing far past 20 C and into record-breaking territory, the Planning for Climate Change Symposium in Iqaluit took on added significance." 

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In The News: Ice Free (07.27.08)

From The New York Times Magazine, Sunday, July 27

"Greenland's ice sheet represents one of global warming's most disturbing threats. The vast expanses of glaciers - massed, on average, 1.6 miles deep - contain enough water to raise sea levels worldwide by 23 feet. Should they melt or otherwise slip into the ocean, they would flood coastal capitals, submerge."


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In The News: Oil spills onto ice, climate among Arctic risks (07.25.08)

From Reuters, Friday, July 25

"OSLO (Reuters) - Companies seeking oil in the Arctic will need better technology to clean up spills onto ice and could new face hazards such as rougher seas caused by climate change, experts said on Friday."

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Sami Camp at FinnFest in Duluth, MN July 23-27, 2008 (07.24.08)

Sami camp offers glimpse of authentic Finnish culture

From the Duluth News Tribune, Thursday, July 24

"A traditional Sami camp complete with reindeer has been erected outside of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center as part of FinnFest, offering a glimpse into what life is like for indigenous cultures living within the Arctic Circle."

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In The News: At risk of extinction in Greenland (07.24.08)

From SIKU News, Thursday, July24

"The list of species at risk includes the spotted seal, belugas, the North Atlantic Right Whale and narwhals. Vulnerable species include the polar bear and various types of salmon." 

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In The News: Arctic holds up to 22 % of world's untapped energy reserves: U.S. study (07.23.08)

From, Wednesday, July 23

"OTTAWA - Nearly a quarter of the world's undiscovered petroleum resources lie in the Arctic, confirms a U.S. study that should only intensify pressure on countries such as Canada to stake their claims to the Far North."

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In The News: Nobel Prize Winning Climate and Conservation Scientists Call Visionary Plan to Protect Canadian Boreal Forests (07.21.08)

From GALDU, Monday, July 21

"SEATTLE -- As news spreads of Ontario´s commitment to protect over 55 million acres of Canada´s Boreal Forest, an area the size of the United Kingdom, leading international scientists and conservationists are expressing their strong support for Premier Dalton McGuinty´s science-based leadership."

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In The News: Glacier provides history lesson (07.16.08)

From the Anchorage Daily News, Wednesday, July 16

"For the first time in decades, federal officials allowed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this summer.

It wasn't for oil, though."

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In The News: Human Library goes global (07.16.08)

From Norden, Wednesday, July 16

"People in 25 different countries have now availed themselves of the opportunity to confront their prejudices at the human library. The concept, which is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Council of Europe, has won prizes in Australia and Austria."

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In The News: Professor Gadget (07.15.08)

From the University of Minnesota Foundation, Tuesday, July 15

"At the U, the latest high-tech gizmos are more than 21st-century fads- they are pathways to new teaching and learning."

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In The News: New focus on Sami language (07.10.08)

From, Thursday, July 10

"Norway's indigenous Sami people are about to be met a bit more often on their own terms. A new government mandate calls for public servants to learn at least a little of the Sami language."

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In The News: Walrus tracking shows travels (07.09.08)

From SIKU News, Wednesday, July 9

"Some of the eight walrus tagged last summer in Greenland have gone to Baffin Island.

Satellite transmitters on eight walruses tagged in Greenland show each of the animals has gone off in different directions."

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In The News: G8 aims to halve greenhouse gases (07.08.08)

From BBC News, Tuesday, July 8

"World leaders say they will aim to set a global target of cutting carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2050 in an effort to tackle global warming."

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In The News: Ombudsman against ethnic discrimination knocks Sweden's treatment of Saamii (07.07.08)

From SIKU News, Monday, July 7

"Saami culture and traditions are often used by local and county councils in their marketing and for tourism purposes, at the same time as Saami rights are routinely disregarded, says the new report."

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In The News: CANADA: "We Are Sorry" (06.12.08)

From GALDU, Thursday, June 12

"OTTAWA -- Canada's prime minister on Wednesday officially apologized to natives for more than a century of abuses at residential schools set up to assimilate indigenous peoples."

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In The News: Giant Study Pinpoints Changes From Climate Warming (05.16.08)

From Planet Ark, May 16, 2008

"WASHINGTON - Human-generated climate change made flowers bloom sooner and autumn leaves fall later, turned some polar bears into cannibals and some birds into early breeders, a vast global study reported on Wednesday."

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In The News: CLIMATE CHANGE: Polar Bears Put on Threatened Species List (05.15.08)

From GALDU, May 15, 2008

"Polar bears were listed on Wednesday as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act because their sea ice habitat is melting away"

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In The News: Fewer Caribou Born as Warming Causes Missed Meals (05.12.08)

From National Geographic News, May 12, 2008

"Greenland's caribou work up quite a hunger during their long migrations. But global warming now has the animals arriving late for dinner - and paying a heavy price."

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In The News: Climate change plea from tribe of herders who face extinction (05.10.08)

From The Independent, May 10, 2008

"Olav Mathias-Eira is a reindeer-herder. So was his father. And his father's father. He is a member of the Sami community, one of the largest indigenous groups remaining in Europe, and his family have been herding reindeer in the same stretch of the Norwegian Arctic since the 1400s."

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In The News: Arctic ice melt could see rise of "Grolar bear" (05.07.08)

From The Times of India, May 7, 2008

"Scientists have suggested that due to the adverse effects of Arctic ice melting, the hybrid of a polar bear and grizzly bear - dubbed the 'grolar bear', might rise in numbers."

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In The News: Warming climate could bring many refugees to Finland (05.05.08)

From the Helsingin Sanomat, May 5, 2008

"Climate change could bring an unprecedented number of so-called climate, or environment refugees to Finland in the future."

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In The News: Beavers Offer Solution to Climate Change (05.03.08)

From NPR, May 3, 2008

"In the Southwest U.S., biologists are talking about returning beavers to rivers they once inhabited in order to fight droughts" which are expected to get worse as the globe warms. Beaver dams create great sponges that store lots of water."

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In The News: An end to ethnic rights, say Democrats in Sweden (05.03.08)

From SIKU News, May 3, 2008

"And this means no special rights for Saami..."

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Team Update! (05.02.08)

We are happy to report that Paul and the Polar Huskies are now back in the US after 2 long days of driving and flying. Read the Article »

In The News: Mind your own business (05.02.08)

From SIKU News, May 2, 2008

"Canada's national Inuit organization rebukes U.S. environmental groups for trying to influence the listing of polar bears in Canada as a species at risk."

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In The News: North Pole Could Melt This Year (05.01.08)

From The Daily Green, May 1, 2008

2008 Arctic Forecast: Melty

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The Arctic Oil Rush (04.28.08)

From Vanity Fair, May 2008

"There have been many expeditions to the North Pole, but it was Russia's, last summer, that touched off a furor over who owns the Arctic-and the oil that is becoming more and more accessible as the ice disappears."


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In The News: North Pole Could Be Ice Free in 2008 (04.27.08)

From ABC News, April 27, 2008

"You know when climate change is biting hard when instead of a vast expanse of snow the North Pole is a vast expanse of water. This year, for the first time, Arctic scientists are preparing for that possibility."

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In The News: The Arctic's most threatened marine mammals due to climate change (04.26.08)

From, April 26, 2008

"A recent study has measured the sensitivity to Arctic marine mammals to climate change. The study found that the three species most vulnerable to climate change are the hooded seal, the polar bear, and the narwhal: the common thread between these species being the loss of sea ice."

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In The News: UN: All Indigenous Languages Are Unique (04.26.08)

From RCRIP, April 26, 2008

"NEW YORK -- All indigenous languages are unique and adapted to the local environment. This is what unites all Indigenous Peoples - our languages as a specialized part of our cultures and windows to our relationship with nature."


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In The News: Arctic Indigenous Caucus: Nordic States Must Ratify the Saami Convention without further delay (04.25.08)

From RCRIP, April 25, 2006

"NEW YORK -- The Nordic Saami Convention stands out as an example of good practice in empowering indigenous peoples to preserve and revitalize their languages. The Permanent Forum hence calls on the Nordic states to ratify the Saami Convention without further delay." 

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In The News: KARE 11's 'Whats Cool In Our School' (04.24.08)

LIVE from the expedition trail!

This morning Team GoNorth! called-in to the Sunrise Edition of the KARE 11 morning news to update Kim and Tim on the expedition!

Mille misspoke while talking to Tim and Kim. She said they have been running 2 teams of 7 and 8 dogs. But there are 16 Polar Huskies with them... She asked that we correct her. They have all 16 dogs there and have been running 7 and 9 or 8 and 8 depending on the terrain.

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In The News: Sami Leader Utters Worries about Resource Exploitation on Indigenous Lands (04.23.08)

From GALDU, April 23, 2008

"NEW YORK -- President of Sami Parliament of Norway Mr. Egil Olli uttered in a speech at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues worries about governments and industrial interests not recognising the Indigenous peoples' rights to take part in governing and benefit sharing from resource exploitation on their lands."

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In The News: Summer sun lethal to sea ice, new research shows (04.22.08)

From SIKU News, April 22, 2008

"Warmth from the sun will increasingly affect Arctic sea ice loss in the summer. As the ice shrinks, incoming sunshine triggers a spiraling effect: the newly exposed dark ocean waters, much darker than the ice, absorb the sun's radiation instead of reflecting it."

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Expert/Cool Scientist In The News: From Levy to the Nobel Prize (04.21.08)

From the South Manchester Reporter, April 17, 2008

"A MODEST ecologist - who as a child never thought he'd ever meet a professor let alone become one - has received one of the highest accolades known to man."

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In The News: Everyone wants the Arctic (04.20.08)

From SIKU News, April 20, 2008

"Ministers in Canada, Russia make nearly simultaneous pronouncements about their nations' claims to the polar continental shelf."

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In The News: Turtles to be climate change canaries (04.18.08)

From Environmental News Network, April 18, 2008

"Just as canaries help miners monitor underground gases, marine turtles are emerging as excellent indicators of the effects of climate change."

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In The News: Earth is in peril (04.17.08)

From The Powell River Peak, April 17, 2008

"People need to do everything they can to prevent global warming, says a professor trained by Al Gore."

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In The News: Sea level rise predictions go higher (04.16.08)

From SIKU News, April 16, 2008

"Sea levels could rise nearly 2.5 metres this century in some parts of the world as glaciers and ice caps melt, a new model predicts." 

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On the Radio: Life as a Sámi Reindeer Herder (04.14.08)

From BBC Radio World Service

The Sámi are one of Europe's last indigenous peoples. Living in Norway, for thousands of years they have made a living in a harsh and extreme climate. Every year they take their herds of reindeer on an arduous migration from the winter feeding grounds to the island where they spend the summer. 

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In The News: Ancient spruce stand thrives in Sweden (04.12.08)

From SIKU News, April 12, 2008

"Researchers say a stand of spruce trees in Dalarna, Sweden dates back 8,000 years, making it one of the oldest in the world."

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Together! (04.11.08)

The entire Team is together in Finland! Read the Article »

Team Update (04.11.08)

Aaron and Wendy have arrived in Karesuando, Sweden. Paul, Mille and the Polar Huskies are on their way to meet them. Read the Article »

In The News: Global wind power capacity rises 27 percent in 2007 (04.10.08)

From Reuters UK, April 10, 2008

"Global wind power capacity grew 27 percent last year in a market now worth some $36 billion, a U.S.-based research organization said on Thursday."

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Watch It!: Human Footprint on the National Geographic Channel (04.09.08)

On Sunday, April 13th at 8:00 PM CST the National Geographic Channel will premiere "Human Footprint." Everything you eat. Everything you drink. Everything you use. Your entire life's consumption. In one place at one time.

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In The News: RIGHTS: Finland's Sami Fear Assimilation (04.08.08)

From GALDU, April 8, 2008

"HELSINKI -- There are growing concerns among the Sami people in Finland that their traditional way of life as an indigenous people is under threat."

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In The News: World fossil fuel energy use growing: study (04.07.08)

From The Financial Express, April 7, 2008

"Renewable energy is not replacing fossil fuels as quickly as scientists have been forecasting, leading to a serious underestimation of what still needs to be done to stabilise the world's climate, according to a new analysis."

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The Team is in Norway! (04.06.08)

Late on Saturday, April 5th Paul, Mille and the Polar Huskies entered Norway!

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In The News: Involve indigenous people in climate policy, says report (04.05.08)

From SciDev.Net, April 4, 2008

"The ingenuity of indigenous peoples is too often overlooked by policymakers making decisions related to climate change - even though they are among the most vulnerable to its impacts, according to a new report."

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In The News: When Saami reindeer roamed on Baffin Island (04.04.08)

From Nunatsiq News, April 4, 2008

"Karen Monika Paulsen, a Saami from Kautokeino, Norway, enjoys an 85-year-old bond with Baffin Island.

On Oct. 19, 1921, her great-grandfather, Juha¡n Nilsen Dure, her great-grandmother, Biret Anne, and her grandfather, Ole, then only six months old"


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In The News: Warmer climate threatens Saami and their reindeer (04.02.08)

From SIKU News, April 2, 2008

"Global warming has opened up their lands to exploiting timber, oil, gas and metals."

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In The News: Earth Hour: Let there be dark (03.29.08)

From, March 29, 2008

"Kill the lights. Save a planet. Tonight, enlightenment will come in a thousand points of darkness, with a simple gesture uniting the globe in a call for action on climate change"

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In The News: Traditions live on up north (03.28.08)

From, March 28, 2008.

"Spring is busting out all over, and in the far north of Norway it's accompanied by a wave of confirmations and weddings celebrated in traditional Sami style."

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In The News: Melting May Lead To Expanded Oil Drilling (03.27.08)

From Environmental News Network, March 27, 2008

"More than half of the Arctic Ocean was covered in year-round ice in the mid-1980s. Today, the ice cap is much smaller. Alarming evidence of this warming trend was released last week when"


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In The News: Giant Antarctic ice shelf breaks into the sea (03.26.08)

From, March 26, 2008

"A vast hunk of floating ice has broken away from the Antarctic peninsula, threatening the collapse of a much larger ice shelf behind it, in a development that has shocked climate scientists."  

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In The News: Salt could shake up world energy supply (03.24.08)

From The Daily Times, March 24, 2008

"Only up to powering light bulbs so far, 'salt power' is a tantalizing if distant prospect as high oil prices make alternative energy sources look more economical."

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In The News: Samis sour over time lost to Kiruna move (03.24.08)

From The Local - Sweden's News in English, March 24, 2008

"Two Sami villages in northern Sweden have been denied compensation from the state-owned mining company LKAB for the time village representatives spent on planning for the relocation of Kiruna."

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The Team is in Finland! (03.18.08)

While traveling across Sápmi, the Team crossed the border from Sweden to Finland. And then back to Sweden... and then Finland again.

Be sure to listen to Paul's Audio Update from 03.18.2008 titled "A Polar Husky First". Listen Now >>

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In The News: Lapland: disputes over land and reindeer pit brother against brother (03.18.08)

From Helsingin Sanomat International Edition March 18, 2008

"A car moves along a winding, slippery road in the direction of the Russian border. It is 42 kilometres since leaving Ivalo, when the ice of Lake Inari appears on the left. Snowmobile tracks lead to the ice, and reindeer have trudged along the edge of the forest."

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In The News: UN Report Reveals Glaciers Melting at Record Speed (03.17.08)

From Spiegel Online International March 17, 2008

"A new United Nations study has found that glaciers across the globe are shrinking faster than ever before. The UN says the consequences could be grim for billions of people who depend on glacial melt and urges global leaders to act swiftly on climate change."

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In The News: Noisy debate erupts over stillness (03.13.08)

A state plan to crack down on motorized forms of transport in the wilderness has sparked anger among the Sami population.

From March 13, 2008

"One Sami leader has gone so far as to call the proposal "completely stupid."

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In The News: K-12ers watch Arctic explorers 'GoNorth' (03.12.08)

An online program allows students to learn by following current expeditions.

From the MNDaily March 12, 2008

"Students as young as 8 years old are experiencing the virtual realities of the Arctic.

"GoNorth," a scientific and cultural expedition that explores the climate, culture and people of the Arctic, was founded in part by Aaron Doering, a University professor in the College of Education and Human Development."

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In The News: Minorities 'hardest hit' by climate change (03.11.08)

From The Telegraph Newspaper Online March 11, 2008

"Minority and indigenous groups are often the first to be affected by climate change and the last to receive any help, according to a new study. Environmental disasters across the world had shown that help and relief reaches them last"


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In The News: Warming climate may cause Arctic tundra to burn (03.05.08)

From MSU News Service March 05, 2008

"Research from ancient sediment cores indicates that a warming climate could make the world's arctic tundra far more susceptible to fires than previously thought."

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News Release: From China to Chattanooga, students around the world collaborate in University of Minnesota's adventure learning series (03.03.08)

Third year of circumpolar expedition promotes online learning with Polar Husky sled dogs

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL ( 3/3/2008 ) -- The University of Minnesota, in collaboration with NOMADS Adventure & Education, announced on Monday the launch of the 2008 GoNorth! adventure learning expedition.

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In The News: KARE 11's 'Whats Cool In Our School' (02.28.08)

LIVE from Sweden!

On Thursday, February 28th Team GoNorth! called-in to the Sunrise Edition of the KARE 11 morning news to update Kim and Tim on the expedition!

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Polar Bear Day (02.28.08)

Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear Day!
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The Team is in Sweden! (02.27.08)

Paul, Mille and 16 excited Polar Huskies departed Chicago O'Hare International Airport for Sweden yesterday. We are excited and happy to report they are now in Sweden and heading North to Kiruna.

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In The News: GoNorth! on KARE 11 (02.21.08)

That's Right! This morning on the KARE 11 Sunrise Edition of the news, GoNorth! was the 'Whats COOL In Our School' topic of the day!

Team Members, Polar Huskies and KARE 11's Kim Insley were at Eden Lake Elementary School. It was a HOWL of a good time!
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In The News: Reindeer herding under pressure in Norway (02.11.08)

From Cross-border news, February 18, 2008

"New hydropower projects, windmill parks and the construction of new houses and cabin put increasing pressure on the reindeer herders in Norway. The industry might vanish by year 2050 should the developments continue, a representative of the reindeer herders says." Learn More »

LIVE! (02.11.08)

Welcome to this years adventure learning expedition: GoNorth! Fennoscandia 2008

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In The News: Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day (02.05.08)

from The Local - Sweden's News in English, February 05, 2008

"The Sami people of northern Sweden celebrate their national day on February 6th and Lappland is a hive of activity getting ready for the party of the year. Reindeer shoes are being made, handicrafts sculpted and party frocks designed and sewn up." 

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Congratulations! (12.20.07)

Polar Huskies and the entire team congratulates our own Aaron Doering with the appointment as the Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology in the College of Education and Human Development at University of Minnesota. We are proud to be pulling for you!

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GoNorth! Workshop at TIES (12.08.07)

Sunday December 9th Aaron Doering, George Veletsianos and Teacher Explorer 2006 Mick Hamilton will be running the 3-hour workshop "Integrating Adventure Learning in Your Classroom" at the TIES conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit TIES site >> 

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GoNorth! at the Science Museum of Minnesota (11.26.07)

Hosted by Metro ECSU Success Beyond the Classroom Expedition Leader Paul Pregont and Polar Husky Superstar Lipton will be presenting at the Science Museum of Minnesota for the Students Creativity Festival November 27th through 30th from 8:30 AM to 1:30.

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A Howl of Thank You (11.17.07)

Best Buy Childrens Foundation supports GoNorth! Fennoscandia 2008 to deliver free adventure learning to more than three million learners in K-12 classrooms across the 50 US states and worldwide on six continents. "This continuing partnership is what makes it all possible" says program director Mille Porsild, "we are very grateful and excited!" Read the Article »

EXTRA EXTRA!! (11.09.07)

On the news stands November 10th, Mushing Magazine features the beautiful article "GoNorth! Chukotka 2007" by expedition leader Paul Pregont... Learn More >>

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GoNorth! at GeoFest (10.26.07)

Ready...Set...Go!! Join Aaron Doering on Saturday, October 27 at GeoFest Minnesota hosted by the the Minnesota Alliance for Geography Education and explore how to integrate GoNorth!... Learn more >>

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Adventure Learning in California at AECT (10.24.07)

October 24th and 25th Aaron Doering is bringing adventure learning to the 2007 Association for Education Communications and Technology Fall Convention: "Learning Within the Kaleidoscope: A Culture of Technology" in Anaheim, California... Learn more >>

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GoNorth! at Education Minnesota 2007 (10.16.07)

Come meet Team GoNorth! and the Polar Husky Superstars October 18th at 2007 Education Minnesota Professional Conference. Stop by the University of Minnesota booth (#449 - 453) to get a free GoNorth! 2008 Fennoscandia poster, Polar Husky trading cards and GoNorth! postcards for your classroom... Learn more>>

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Welcome Polar Husky Pup! (10.15.07)

Lightning has given birth to a strong male puppy fathered by retired but top-notch lead dog Aksel. Stay tuned for images and movies to come... Read the Article »

WEBCAST on Adventure Learning hosted by the journal Innovate (09.19.07)

The online educational journal Innovate hosted a webcast with our own Dr. Aaron Doering on September 19 to discuss his article Adventure Learning: Situating Learning in an Authentic Context. Read the article >>


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Adventure Learning in Greece (09.18.07)

George Veletsianos presents "Innovative Uses of Educational Media Around the World: The Case for Adventure Learning" at the International Convention for Educational Media 2007 in Cyprus. Read the program >> Read the Article »

Her name is Sunrise! (09.04.07)

This morning GoNorth! went back to the KARE11 studio to announce the name of the Polar Husky Puppy on the Sunrise Edition of the morning news.

If you missed the live airing, you may Read about and Watch the segment at the KARE11 News website. Watch It >> Read the Article »

'KARE 11' Puppy name to be announced on the Morning News! (08.31.07)

On Tuesday, September 4th, GoNorth! Expedition Leader Paul Pregont and the 'KARE 11' Puppy will be on the KARE11 Morning News.


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Innovate Journal of Online Education on Adventure Learning (08.01.07)

'Adventure Learning: Situating Learning in an Authentic Context' by our own Dr. Aaron Doering was published today in the August / September issue of the online journal "Innovative." Fully utilizing the interactive opportunities of online media the paper beautifully illustrates adventure learning in very exciting ways.


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GoNorth! at the Minnesota State Fair (07.31.07)

Go to the Minnesota State Fair and visit with Team GoNorth! August 25th and September 1st. Meet four-legged and two-legged team members alike, get your free poster, win a 10 and 11 AM on the stage by the University of Minnesota building.  Learn more >>

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The Puppy Pen! (07.30.07)

Meet the eight new Polar Husky Superstars! Pictures and movies are being posted of the five female and three male puppies born June 26th. Go to the Puppy Pen >> Read the Article »

Help Name the KARE11 Polar Husky Puppy! (07.26.07)

This morning, GoNorth! Team Members appeared on KARE11 Sunrise Edition. Joining the Team Members was Polar Husky Superstar: Beacon. Also enjoying her first public appearance was one of our eight newest kennel members: one of Xena & Peto's female puppies!


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GoNorth! to appear on KARE 11 Morning News, Sunrise Edition! (07.24.07)

On Thursday, July 26th GoNorth! Chukotka 2007 Team Members will be on KARE11 Morning News.

If you are in the Minneapolis/St Paul Metro Area, be sure to tune-in to the Sunrise Edition between the hours of 6 - 7 AM. For those of you outside the viewing area, check back for details about the segment.

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Live Earth! Concerts! (07.05.07)

Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

Join it LIVE on MSN or watch the television broadcast in your neighborhood of the world! Learn more>>

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Polar Husky Puppies! (07.04.07)

Xena has given birth to eight mighty Polar Husky Puppies. Peto is the father to the five females and three males. Pictures and movies soon to come!

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GoNorth! in the News in Australia! (06.23.07)

The Catholic Leader features Lourdes Hill College and the students award winning entries to the Collaboration Zones at


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The Star Tribune : Enterprising youngsters aid arctic trek (06.19.07)

"We get a lot of calls and e-mails in this business. But we usually don't hear from fourth-graders.So I was surprised, and impressed, earlier this month when I picked up the phone and heard the voices of Alaysha Burgess, 10, and


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Adventure Learning at University of Tennessee (06.06.07)

University of Tennessee hosted our own Dr. Aaron Doering on June 8. The presentation featured experiences from GoNorth! Chukotka 2007 and insights as to how the GoNorth! adventure learning curriculum is being integrated in classrooms around the world... Read More >>

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New UNEP Report Shows Just How Hot It's Getting (06.05.07)

Tromso/Nairobi, 4 June 2007 - The futures of hundreds of millions of people across the world will be affected by declines in snow cover, sea ice, glaciers, permafrost and lake ice a new and unique report launched to mark World Environment Day (WED) says.


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Polar Huskies are home! (05.23.07)

After a week in the dog truck driving through Alaska and Canada, the Polar Huskies have arrived back home at Expedition Basecamp! As teh gear is unloaded and prepared for storage, the Polar Huskies are enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

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Polar Huskies are on their way home! (05.16.07)

This afternoon, Paul, Mille and the 22 Polar Huskies departed Anchorage, Alaska. They are now beginning their 3,000+ mile drive back to Expedition Basecamp!

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The Team is in Nome, Alaska! (05.11.07)

After a long day of packing, loading, border agents, flights, customs agents, unloading and unpacking... Aaron, Jeff, Mille, Paul and the Polar Huskies are all in Nome, Alaska.

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The Team is in Provideniya (05.10.07)

After a great few days of travel and a wonderful stop in New Chaplino, the Team has arrived back where they started from in Provideniya. The mighty Polar Huskies have all been thanked and petted for a job well done.

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Happy Birthday Artur! (05.07.07)

Tuesday, May 8th is the Birthday of our Chukchi Teammate, Artur.

We're going to celebrate for two days... Polar Husky Style. In Chukotka, Team GoNorth! is 19 hours ahead of Education Basecamp in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a result, we are celebrating Artur's Birthday for two days.


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Team Travels to Yanrakynnot (05.05.07)

Today the GoNorth! Team members completed their travel to the community of Yanrakynnot. Conditions were absolutely incredible with the team traveling over 40 miles in one day!

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In The News: Plight of the stinky whale (05.04.07)

From the Canberra Times, May 04, 2007

"AT LAST year's meeting of the International Whaling commission, a report by 200 leading marine biologists revealed flame retardants, livestock g


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In The News: Survey Reveals Family Ties and Traditional Activities Keep Arctic Communities Vital (05.01.07)

from The National Science Foundation, March 21, 2007

"A newly released survey of indigenous Arctic people indicates that an overwhelming majority of the region's native people think traditional pursuits such as hunting, boat-building and manufacturing crafts are important to their identity."


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Team Travels to Lorino (04.30.07)

This morning the Team departed from Laverentiya and traveled to Lorino. Traversing steep terrain, ice, and snow, the team arrived in Lorino this evening. Once again, the Polar Huskies showed tremendous spirit, athleticism and determination in what can only be described as Polar Husky Style.

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Team Members Together in Laverentiya (04.28.07)

After three days of non-stop travel, Aaron and Jeff, along with their teammate Igor from Provideniya, arrived in Laverentiya today. Paul, Mille, Artur, and the Polar Huskies welcomed them with a Howl!

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Aaron and Jeff depart for Chukotka (04.25.07)

Wednesday morning GoNorth! Team Members Aaron Doering and Jeff Sipper departed for Nome, Alaska. Weather permitting, they will fly across the Bering Strait on the 26th. During the short flight across the Bering Strait, they will cross the international date line and land two hours later on the 27th in Provideniya.

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In The News: Russian oligarch plans sales of reindeer meat to Lapland (04.24.07)

from the Helsingin Sanomat International Edition - Business & Finance, April 24, 2007

"A group of around a dozen men emerge from the Lapin Liha meat processing plant in Rovaniemi, wearing coveralls and with heads covered with white disposable hats. In the middle of the group walks Roman Arkadievich Abramovich, Russian oil billionaire and one of the richest men in the world."

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The GoNorth! Chukotka 2007 adventure learning expedition sets off for Laverentia! (04.22.07)

After an incredible week in Provideniya, Team GoNorth! departs for Laverentiya. The mighty Polar Huskies leading the way with excitement and determination!

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In The News: Stirrings of grandeur in Russia's Arctic (04.22.07)

from the International Herald Tribune, April 22, 2007

"Chukotka is at the edge of the earth, one of Russia's most remote and impoverished regions, a frozen expanse bigger than Texas but with a population that could fit inside the Astrodome."

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In The News: Russia targets hunting ban to save polar bear (04.22.07)

From the, April 22, 2007

"ON THE frozen edge of the country's Arctic expanse, where a changing climate has brought polar bears into greater contact with people, Russia has embraced a counterintuitive method of trying to preserve the creatures: hunting them, legally."

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In The News: Russia plans tunnel to link Siberia to Alaska (04.18.07)

from the International Herald Tribune, April 18, 2007

"MOSCOW: Russia introduced a plan Wednesday to build a tunnel between Siberia and Alaska under the Bering Strait, saying the $65 billion project could be used to export Russian oil, natural gas and electricity to the United States."

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GoNorth! Lead Teachers to present at MnSTA Spring Conference (04.17.07)

GoNorth! Lead Teachers and Teacher Explorers to present at the MnSTA 2007 Spring Conference "Energy- Joule Love It!" at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN.

On Saturday April 21, Sheryl Cater, Mick Hamilton and Jeff Sipper will be presenting "Adventure Learning: Online Explorations of the Arctic" to Science Teachers from across the state of Minnesota.  Learn More >>

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Polar Huskies Arrive in Chukotka! (04.15.07)

We are very excited that Team GoNorth! is now in Chukotka. Months of hard work, countless hours of preparation, and sheer 'Polar-Husky Never Say Never' determination have finally paid off. In what can only be described as a team effort from across the US, Russia and the UK, we are finally on our way.

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GoNorth! ANWR 2006 Wins PRSA Award (03.26.07)

GoNorth! Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 2006 and our sponsor Strother's Communication Group has been awarded a PRSA Classic Award, recognizing Minnesota's top Public Relations programs in 2006. GoNorth! beat out such high-prfile campaigns as the MN Lottery and TCF Holidazzle Parade.


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"Driven to Discover" Cling (03.20.07)

The "Driven to Discover" campaign at the University of Minnesota is featuring adventure learning and GoNorth! with floor mat clings in Peik Hall on the Minneapolis Campus. The first cling posts the question submitted online at "What is Adventure Learning?"


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CBS Early Morning Features Adventure Learning (03.01.07)

A free adventure learning program aReaching millions of viewers adventure learning and the Polar Huskies were briefly featured in a segment about online learning and virtual field trips aired February on Early Morning CBS. Watch it! >>

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GoNorth! Chukotka 2007 Launches (02.18.07)

A free adventure learning program anchored in social and natural science curriculum GoNorth! is utilized by more than three million learners worldwide on six continents. A 300+ page Curriculum & Activity Guide reflect the expedition's Arctic locale and indigenous culture.
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Best Buy Children's Foundation supports GoNorth! Chukotka 2007 (02.14.07)

The Best Buy Children's Foundation of Richfield, MN has just announced that they are committed to education and the innovative uses of technology through the support of GoNorth! Chukotka 2007 adventure learning program. GoNorth! is a hybrid online adventure learning program developed at the University of Minnesota in collaborations with Nomads Adventure and Education.

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Jeff Sipper chosen as GoNorth! Teacher Explorer (12.15.06)

Jeff Sipper, a fifth grade teacher from Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby, Minnesota, has been chosen as Teacher Explorer for GoNorth! Chukotka 2007. Jeff will travel with Team GoNorth! during two weeks of the expedition as he motivates students and educators throughout the world to get involved with adventure learning in their classrooms.

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