Arctic Essays

  • Arctic Fox

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    Answer 1 a) Arctic fox is basically a common name but they are also known as white fox or polar fox. Its biological name is Vulpes Lagopus and belongs to suborder Caniformia and family Canidae. b) Arctic fox live in cold places and are found throughout the entire Arctic tundra. It is the only native land mammal in Iceland. They live in areas around Greenland, Russia, the outer edges Canada, Alaska and Iceland. They live in a den often seen dug into a side of a hill or riverbank. While lemmings are

  • 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 and Alpine Soils

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    Arctic and Alpine Soils Proposal (Ant)arctic (high-latitude) and alpine (mountain) areas are affected by relatively similar climates, as latitude and altitude produce similar meteorologic effects. In these geographic regions where temperature is at such a pronounced extreme, climate would seem to be the leading factor of soil development. It is my goal in this research paper to answer the following question: How do the soils of arctic and alpine areas differ? This idea, taken largely from an

  • Arctic Fox Research Paper

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    The Arctic Fox is a carnivore that lives away from the coast. They usually eat omnivores. The Arctic Fox relies on smaller animals to survive. They usually hunt for marine life, like fish or sea birds..etc. There are several hundred thousand in its population. They have the scientific name “Vulpes Lagopus”. The Arctic Fox weighs about 3 to 20 pounds and are around 18 to 27 inches long. They are also about 11 inches in height. They are not very big, but they are a good size. The Arctic Fox lives

  • Arctic Power Case Study

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    Arctic Power Case Study CURRENT SITUATION It is the summer of 1987. Arctic Power laundry detergent has contracted with the consulting firm of Smith and Jones, LTD to assist Arctic Power in determining their strategic direction and their product positioning. BACKGROUND AND HISTORY Arctic Power, a laundry detergent specially formulated to clean in cold water, is part of Colgate-Palmolive Canada family of products. Colgate-Palmolive Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multinational corporation

  • Essay On Arctic Climate

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    glaciers begin to be affected and currents in the air begin to change. What will happen to our ecosystem in the Arctic regions if these environmental factors continue? Drastic change to the environment from continuous heating will begin to affect colder regions such as the Arctic, which will then affect the atmosphere, oceans, temperatures, and species living in those areas. The Arctic environment in every aspect will be affected by increase heating in the temperature. The continuation of this affect

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Arctic Fox Or The Vulpes Lagopus

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    The arctic fox or the Vulpes Lagopus is a very beautiful and majestic animal with many interesting features. This animal can survive extremely frigid arctic temperatures that can drop as low as -50°F. The arctic fox is a very resilient animal. It has furry soles, short ears, and a short muzzle, which are the essentials of what is needed for the animals to adapt to the chilly climate. These foxes usually live in burrows and in emergencies like snowstorms, strong winds or animal conflict, they may

  • Exploiting resources in the Arctic Exhibition

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    to benefiting from. Also, this exhibition will explore some of the ways, that people have been exploiting Arctic resources, for the last 4500 years. It will begin by explaining the location of the Arctic, and what indigenous people did to survive. Followed by, why Europeans went there, and what Arctic states are doing at present. The Arctic is an area above the imaginary line of the Arctic Circle, which is latitude 66.6° north (Smith, 2009). This is a hostile and unforgiving place, with freezing

  • The Arctic Region: Climate And Climate Change

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    as heat waves and droughts. The Arctic Region is especially sensitive to global climate change. According to the data in recent decades, the temperature in the Arctic has increased by more than 2 degrees centigrade in the recent half century (Przybylak 316). Climate change has led to a series of environmental and ecological negative

  • Why Should Humans Have To Survive In The Arctic

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    humans will be forced to live in the Arctic. In order for humans to be cable of living in these harsh climates, homo sapiens will need to develop new characteristics to their bodies. There will be three main body systems that will have have to be altered so the human population can survive, the integumentary, circulatory, and digestive system. First of all, humans would need to adapt a thick layer of blubber to keep warm, similar to polar bears and other Arctic mammals. In addition, have a stronger

  • Pipeline Trenching Technology for Arctic Regions

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    became one of major concern in the world. As a result of this, it has been evaluated that, the arctic region, mostly offshore, holds as much as 25% of the world’s unrecovered reserve of hydrocarbons where much of the reserve is lying under seasonal or year-round sea ice. So, future gas and oil production from the Arctic region may be played a crucial role in gas and oil industry. But any development in this arctic region deals with high level of risks and uncertainties. So, lot of research works are required

  • We Should Allow Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

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    of the 1970s, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Since the 1970s, one solution offered to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign countries for oil has been opening up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Proponents say that drilling in ANWR would make the United States more self-sufficient in the area of energy, while at the same time not doing excessive damage to the environment of the area. Opponents of drilling

  • The Affects of Global Warming on the Arctic Fox

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    The Arctic Fox, Alopex lagopus, is considered to be one of the first mammals to have colonized Sweden and Finland after the last Ice Age. Due to their thick fur, large fat reserves, specialized circulatory systems that help them retain heat, and their ability to lower their metabolic rate to endure periods of starvation make them the perfect candidate to live in the two coldest habitats in the world—the Arctic tundra and the frozen sea. These habitats are found in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland

  • The Thrilling Fifth Album from the Arctic Monkeys

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    It’ s almost been a decade since the start of their career, and the Arctic Monkeys have aged gracefully into their talentedly world-weary image with an established album ‘AM’. For a band whose lyrics in the early days were jam-packed with mischievous and sassy one-liners, we all wondered whether the Arctic Monkeys actually enjoyed being in a band, or if they were just socially awkward and not used to the fame with their hair covering their face and the really baggy brown hoodies that seemed about

  • Opponents to Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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    Roosevelt. Americans’ dependence upon petroleum-based energy sources has required the United States to consider a variety of options to fulfill [the] ever-increasing energy needs, even drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] (Smith). The controversial question on whether or not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve has been in battle since its establishment. Drilling in ANWR would cause severe damage as it is a danger to its native plants and animals as the land is their home

  • The Arctic Wolf: Characteristics And Species Of The Polar Wolf

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    The Arctic wolf is a subspecies of the gray wolf. This mammal, also called polar wolf and white wolf, is part of the small group of animals that inhabit the hostile Arctic ecosystem. Since some years ago, the polar wolf’s existence has been threatened, and its population has diminished. Some of the factors that have caused the endangering of the wolf are the destruction of its habitat and the industrial development. Lately, many organizations have started campaigns to create awareness of the Arctic

  • The Fisheries Management of the Lake Annecy Stocked Arctic char

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    Abstract The fisheries management of the Lake Annecy stocked Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus fingerlings from different origins to improve the its catches.Different origions of stocked fish includes included catching progeny of wild spawning Arctic char from Lake Annecy and rearing the juveniles in the hatchery at Lake Annecy,, juveniles produced in a hatchery on Lake Geneva from eggs from wild fish in Lake Geneva, or using juveniles of a brood stock reared in the INRA research hatchery on Lake

  • Relationship Between Plant Biomass and Climate Change in the Arctic

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    Introduction The world has been warming up including the arctic since the 1950s (Hudson and Henry 2009; Mcguire et al. 2009).This concept is widely known as climate change or global warming. The increase in temperature on the earth surface and atmosphere has been a by-product of man’s industrialization and an insatiable need for energy (Smith 2008). A once contentious issue has now been put to rest furthermore there is the newly found supposition among the public that in fact climate change is