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With growth of Arctic shipping, Canada must prepare for major oil spills, study says
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With growth of Arctic shipping, Canada must prepare for major oil spills, study says

A new study evaluates the impact of such a disaster in Canada's Rankin Inlet and finds an oil spill there would be uniquely devastating, owing to the challenge of mounting a cleanup in such a harsh environment.

Trump's Arctic legacy undermined protections
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Trump's legacy leaves Arctic with fewer environmental protections and more risk of conflict, say experts

As U.S. President Donald Trump departs office, he leaves a legacy of deregulation and diplomatic missteps in the Arctic region.
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North to Alaska as intrepid Scots rowers launch bid to traverse infamous route through Arctic Ocean

"While we hope our expedition will be a world first for rowers, we also want to draw attention to the changing environment in the Arctic."

Northern communities face one of biggest climate change risks, study says
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Northern communities face one of biggest climate change risks, study says

A new report from the Canadian Council of Academies says Canada's northern communities face one of the biggest risks when it comes to climate change.

The Northwest Passage that might have been

Climate change has turned the dream of a failed 18th-century explorer into a reality.
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Scientists came to explore the fabled waters of the Arctic — but their work could also change its future
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Scientists came to explore the fabled waters of the Arctic — but their work could also change its future

The researchers examining the icy waters of the Northwest Passage faced a dilemma: By mapping the pristine region that’s only now becoming navigable because of climate change, they could be helping to eventually facilitate more tourism and shipping.
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