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September 13, 2014

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11:08 PM | Postcard from Norway: the Sky Shimmers With Green Fire Following Two Gargantuan Explosions on the Sun
You may have heard about the massive flares and explosions that erupted from the sun this week. These photos show what happened when the blasts hit Earth: spectacular displays of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. I’ve been traveling in Norway this week, and when I heard about the solar activity and the aurora forecast […]The post Postcard from Norway: the Sky Shimmers With Green Fire Following Two Gargantuan Explosions on the Sun appeared first on ImaGeo.

September 10, 2014

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7:20 PM | Lost Ship from Ill-Fated Arctic Quest Discovered
Canadian authorities have released sonar images that show the skeleton of one of the two ships lost during the Franklin Expedition.
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7:20 PM | Lost Ship from Ill-Fated Arctic Quest Discovered
Canadian authorities have released sonar images that show the skeleton of one of the two ships lost during the Franklin Expedition.
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4:30 PM | The Real Story Behind Canada's Sudden Interest In Arctic Archaeology
Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper was absolutely gushing yesterday when he announced the discovery of one of the lost ships from the doomed Franklin expedition. But this anti-science government doesn't actually care for archaeology. Rather, it plans to use the find as a way to make a territorial claim on the Arctic — and its untapped resources.Read more...

September 08, 2014

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10:34 PM | Postcard from Norway’s Magical Lofoten Islands — A Biodiversity Hotspot to Rival the Amazon
Greetings from Norway’s spectacular Lofoten Islands, one of the crown jewels of our planet’s biodiversity: an environment above the Arctic Circle where coral reefs actually thrive, seabirds by the millions roost, and Orcas, humpbacks, and sperm wales — not to mention humans — feast on teeming stocks of fish. This biodiversity has been described as an […]The post Postcard from Norway’s Magical Lofoten Islands — A Biodiversity Hotspot to Rival the […]

September 02, 2014

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9:30 PM | August 31, 2014: Diving Deep For Bioluminescence, Mixing Climate Change With Music and More
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they dodge whales and pirates on the Indian Ocean, track poachers in Africa, find lost societies in Orkney, shed light on glowing sharks, harmonize with melting ice in Antarctica, live underwater for 31 days, follow in the pawprints of a lone wolf for 1,200 miles, and rove across the red planet.

August 28, 2014

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6:00 PM | 'Hobbits of the Arctic' Traced by DNA
The petite Dorset people went extinct before the Vikings arrived and never mixed with Inuit or Eskimo peoples.

August 26, 2014

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6:29 PM | Putting His Life at Risk for Wildlife
"There were political problems in Guatemala in those days...the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had already sent people down to look into the plight of the poc, and those agents had disappeared and were presumed dead." - from Mike Lubbock's journal, in "The Waterfall Man (of Sylvan Heights) by Dale True, 2014, about his 1984 trip to save the vanishing Atilan Grebe (a.k.a., poc).Reading the above referenced book, I've learned about some of the times waterfowl champion Mike Lubbock put his life at […]

August 23, 2014

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4:43 AM | Arctic Alligators!
After an exciting summer looking for fossils in Wyoming and New Mexico, Matt and Adam are back in action with a Past Time Video! Adam is pretty excited about a study based on fossils from the far northwest of Canada, but Matt thinks Adam is losing his touch and is a little too excited about […]

August 22, 2014

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9:01 PM | Svalbard Reindeer: Thriving Again on the Tundra
Perhaps the most endearing animal observed on our summer 2014 sojourn through the Arctic was the Svalbard reindeer, a subspecies of reindeer endemic to the archipelago midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. Depleted by hunting over more than six decades, the Svalbard reindeer has been recovering strongly under Norway's conservation measures, and there may now be as many as 10,000 of them on the islands.

August 21, 2014

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4:42 PM | Court Ruling Could Affect Nation’s Electric Grid
Editor’s Note: While Tim Profeta is on vacation, Jeremy Tarr, policy associate in the Climate and Energy Program at Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will author The Climate Post. Tim will post again August 28. A unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could change the way utilities and regulators consider electricity…

August 20, 2014

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11:01 AM | Will Increase in Icebergs Lead to Another Titanic?
A new study suggests that the 1912 Titanic disaster may have been caused by an increase in icebergs -- a condition that might threaten ships now. Continue reading →

August 18, 2014

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5:59 PM | It's Not Just The Arctic Ice That's Thinning -- It's The Snow Too
It's no secret that the ice in the arctic is getting thinner , both in terms of sheer volume and in terms of land mass occupied. But now, scientists say that we should also be concerned about the snow on top of that ice.Read more...
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