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Killer whales find prey bonanza in melting Arctic

Killer whales find prey bonanza in melting Arctic

Audio recordings in Arctic seas show orcas in waters that were once blocked by ice, and the effects are being felt up and down the food chain.
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How melting permafrost is beginning to transform the Arctic
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How melting permafrost is beginning to transform the Arctic

This melting, which could release vast amounts of greenhouse gases, is already changing the Arctic landscape by causing landslides, draining lakes, and altering vegetation.

N.W.T. premier urges investment in Arctic ports as sea ice recedes
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N.W.T. premier urges investment in Arctic ports as sea ice recedes

As climate change takes its toll on the territory's economy, Bob McLeod said he sees opportunities in the Beaufort Sea staying clear for longer.
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How climate change is thawing the 'glue that holds the northern landscape together'
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How climate change is thawing the 'glue that holds the northern landscape together'

As the Arctic warms three times as fast as anywhere else in the world, permafrost - which forms the foundation under much of the North's communities and roads - is thawing and causing major changes in the very landscape underfoot.
In the blink of an eye, a hunt for oil threatens pristine Alaska
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In the blink of an eye, a hunt for oil threatens pristine Alaska

For decades, opposition to drilling has left the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. Now the Trump administration is hurriedly clearing the way for oil exploration.
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Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in Earth’s climate past. It doesn’t bode well for the future
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Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in Earth’s climate past. It doesn’t bode well for the future

13,000 years ago, a gigantic flood into the Arctic shut down ocean circulation and cooled Europe, researchers say.
Keep oil drilling rigs off coasts, senators tell Interior Secretary
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Keep oil drilling rigs off coasts, senators tell Interior Secretary

Turning America's coastal waters over to the oil and gas industry is not healthy for states' economies or the environment, 37 senators say in a blunt letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
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