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  • The Arctic Factors In The Arctic: The Gloomy Arctic

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    The Gloomy Arctic In winter, the sun never rises in the arctic because light rays are bent by the atmosphere, however the sun can be seen only when it is below the horizon. Imagine how it would be like without sunlight for 6 straight months during midwinter as shown in the picture below on the last page; it’s breathtaking. The reason it is because the earth’s rotate to the plane of its orbit around the sun. In summer time, there are 24 hours sunlight a day, which is usually called “the midnight

  • Shell In the Arctic

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    A race is underway for the Arctic by a new rush of 21st century pioneers. With icecaps melting, all eyes turn to the Arctic in the hopes of exploiting newfound opportunities. With many existing oil reserves facing depletion, the Arctic is thought to be the final frontier for fossil fuel development. It is estimated approximately 13% of the world's undiscovered oil (90 billion barrels), and 30% of the world's undiscovered natural gas1 lie offshore in the Arctic. Shell, just one of the of the many

  • The Arctic Wolf: The Habitat Of The Arctic Wolf

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    habitat of the Arctic wolf is a very harsh place. The temperature must be below zero degrees. There are tundra, rolling hills, glacier valleys, ice fields, shallow lakes, and green flatlands (Arctic/Antarctic: The Arctic Wolf). These snowy white creators don’t have that many places to live. Arctic wolves used to be everywhere in North America, but sadly now they are reduced to Canada, Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (Arctic/Antarctic: The Arctic Wolf). Arctic wolves are

  • Arctic Drilling

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    The Arctic Circle is a snowy paradise that harbors diverse species and beautiful landscapes. It also happens to be home to an estimated thirteen to twenty-five percent of the world’s undiscovered crude oil, averaging out to about 90 billion barrels of oil (Gerkens, 2014). Alaska in particular is home to one of the largest sources of oil in the United States. Underneath the barren land and icy waters is thought to be over 412 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. A majority

  • Arctic region

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    To many outsiders the Arctic is pictured as a deserted, blank piece of land with no life. Little did they know that the Arctic Region is actually inhabited by many native Alaskan groups, and that still to this day continue practicing their subsistence lifestyle. Native Alaskan groups such as the Gwich'in Indians, Inupiat Eskimos, Yup'ik and Aleut still depend on the geographic features of the Arctic. For not only their subsistence lifestyle, but also the preservation of their culture. The

  • Arctic Timber

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    1. Statement of the Problem In 1996, Arctic Timber Engineered Woods Division, a highly mature business unit, faced a market downturn and began losing millions of dollars each month. Before becoming the President of the Engineered Woods Division, Bjorn Gustavsson had already determined that the company could not sustain its commodity business and was not aligned with the new direction devised by Peter Hammarskjöld, the CEO of Arctic Timber. According to Gustavsson, in order to prosper in a more

  • Arctic basing

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    in the Arctic will not be an easy task. Ooperational challenges in the Arctic are daunting: Temperatures below -55 degrees Celsius are common in wintertime. Immense, desolate expanses provide no life support. The region is enveloped in a darkness that lasts for months. The Arctic is a maritime environment that provides no support or infrastructure for navigation aids, communications, logistics, maintenance or even search and rescue (SAR.) Weather conditions are so extreme that Arctic nations

  • arctic oil

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    The Arctic Circle Ditions enclose roughly the same territory, which is somewhat larger than the region bounded by the Arctic Circle, and will be used as the basis for this article.The largest Arctic tundra areas are in Canada, Russia, Greenland (Kalatdlit-Nunat), Scandinavia, Iceland and Alaska.Climate and Land Formation Tundra climate is characterized by harsh winters, low average temperatures, little snow or rainfall, and a short summer season (Goudie 1993). The arctic tundra, in particular,

  • The Arctic Tundra

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    The Arctic Tundra The Tundra is located in the northern regions of North America, Europe, Asia, as well as a few regions of Antarctica. The Tundra is the second largest vegetation zone in Canada. It can be divided clearly into three different sections: the High Arctic Tundra, the Low Arctic Tundra and the Alpine Tundra. The latter Alpine Tundra occurs in higher altitudes such as mountains whereas the first two are mainly based in plains and lowlands of some kind. The Low Arctic Tundra is

  • Arctic Report Essay

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    Sophie Allen Professor McIlrath OCE 2001 20 May 2014 Arctic Report According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2013 brought an increased arrival of fish and bottom dwelling species to the Arctic waters (“Marine Fishes of the Arctic” sec. 2). While this information was only released in the recent months, scientists concerned with the outlook of the Artic have been pondering the future of this environment for decades. In predicting the future arrival of new species of fish and