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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Arctic’

Oil Pipelines = disasters

Oil Pipelines = disasters

It seems like a good idea, fast, cheap movement of one of the world’s most important resources. Once built, oil pipelines can move the liquid resource quickly and efficiently, thus keeping down the transportation costs. This is the scenario being described by TransCanada and the Republican Party. Unfortunately, this is only part of the story. The scenario they describe completely ignores what happens when the pipe breaks, and the pipes will break. It is not a matter if, but when. It seems ... Full Story

“The Arctic On The Fast Track Of Change”

“CU @ The Longmont Public Library” To feature “The Arctic On The Fast Track Of Change” LONGMONT – On April 21, 2011, Julienne Stroeve, research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), will offer a presentation on global climate change entitled “The Arctic on the Fast Track of Change at the Longmont Public Library at 7 p.m. Changes in the Arctic are widespread and include increased glacier and ice sheet melt, permafrost ... Full Story

Arctic sea ice shows continuing ice loss

Measurements of winter Arctic sea ice shows continuing ice loss, says CU-Boulder Study The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites, say scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center. The CU-Boulder research team believes the lowest annual maximum ice extent of 5,650,000 square miles occurred on March 7. The maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles ... Full Story

Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic

  Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic, according to new study The temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean water flowing north into the Arctic Ocean adjacent to Greenland -- the warmest water in at least 2,000 years -- are likely related to the amplification of global warming in the Arctic, says a new international study involving the University of Colorado Boulder. Led by Robert Spielhagen of the Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Literature in Mainz, Germany, the study ... Full Story

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