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What Polar Bear Genomes May Reveal About Life in a Low-Ice Arctic

What Polar Bear Genomes May Reveal About Life in a Low-Ice Arctic

Shapiro’s Nature Ecology study also focused on what may have happened to other polar bear genomes during periods of low ice—in this case, around 120,000 or 125,000 years ago when, according to Shapiro, Arctic ice levels were similar to the present day’s. But here, she looked at the relationship between polar bears and brown bears.  …

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Fighting to survive as Arctic sea ice disappears, new group of polar bears finds area where they can “hang on”

Fighting to survive as Arctic sea ice disappears, new group of polar bears finds area where they can “hang on”

With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice, a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to “hang on.” But it’s far from “a life raft” for the endangered species that has long …

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Photographer Recreates A 1918 Photo To Show 100 Years Of Glacier Retreat

Photographer Recreates A 1918 Photo To Show 100 Years Of Glacier Retreat

The photographer recreated a 1918 photo of the glacier. A photographer has recreated a 1918 photo of a glacier in order to highlight how much of it has disappeared over the last century.  In a viral Reddit post, photographer Neil Drake shared a photo he took that showed just how much the Blomstrandbreen Glacier, which …

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Canada and Denmark end 50-year ‘whiskey war’ over tiny Arctic island

Canada and Denmark end 50-year ‘whiskey war’ over tiny Arctic island

“Many have called it the whiskey war. I think it was the friendliest of all wars,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said of the territorial dispute – which had drawn in no less than 26 foreign ministers over the decades – at a news conference with her Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod. “The Arctic is a …

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Canada and Denmark resolve Hans Island dispute in the Arctic

Canada and Denmark resolve Hans Island dispute in the Arctic

Placeholder while article actions load TORONTO — It’s a barren and inhospitable rock plopped in a frigid channel in the Arctic. One geologist who visited characterized it as “not a very exciting island.” A Canadian legal analyst once tried to point it out on a map in a slide show he’d prepared for lawmakers, but …

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‘Flag war’ with Denmark over tiny Arctic island set to end with deal

‘Flag war’ with Denmark over tiny Arctic island set to end with deal

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Canada Author of the article: Canadian Press Marie Woolf Northern Affairs minister Dan Vandal rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Photo by Justin Tang /The Canadian Press Article content OTTAWA — A deal has been reached settling a …

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Hans Island: Canada, Denmark set to end Arctic dispute

Hans Island: Canada, Denmark set to end Arctic dispute

OTTAWA – A deal has been reached settling a dispute with Denmark over a 1.3-square-kilometre island in the Arctic and is expected to be signed today, according to a government minister. Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, confirmed Monday that there will be an “official signing” of the accord over Hans Island on …

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Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

Danish-Canadian deal ends 49-year-old feud over Arctic isle

Placeholder while article actions load COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada over a barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic that has led to decades of friendly friction has come to an end, with the two countries agreeing to divide the tiny island between them. Under the agreement, to be signed …

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Canada and Denmark reach deal to divide uninhabited Arctic island

Canada and Denmark reach deal to divide uninhabited Arctic island

Canada and Denmark have reached an agreement to divide a tiny uninhabited island in the Arctic, ending a nearly 50-year-long international dispute between two friendly countries. The Canadian government posted an order-in-council this week confirming the Hans Island deal. The government plans to announce the details Tuesday. Martin Breum, a Copenhagen journalist and expert on the Arctic, …

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How Ants Inspired a New Way to Measure Snow With Space Lasers

How Ants Inspired a New Way to Measure Snow With Space Lasers

Ants, as a group, are creatures of habit. While an individual’s path isn’t certain, biologists who have spent a lot of time watching the behavior of entire colonies can predict the average time any one ant might wander around underground before resurfacing. That got NASA physicist Yongxiang Hu wondering if the same predictability might be …

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