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2014-10-17 12:24:31

OTTAWA, Canada, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Arctic fisheries management plan announced by Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that will protect more than 800,000 square kilometres in Canada's Beaufort Sea from large-scale commercial fishing and ensure a sustainable resource for local communities was praised today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152709 The Beaufort Sea Integrated Fisheries Management Framework, which...

Warm Rivers Play A Role In Arctic Sea Ice Melt
2014-03-06 06:32:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study from NASA researchers, warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean are adding to the melting of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean each summer. Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers reported on an abrupt inflow of warm river water into the Arctic Ocean that swiftly warmed the top layers in the sea, fueling the melting of summer ice. “River discharge is a key factor contributing...

2014-02-25 16:24:49

INUVIK, NT, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Environmental Impact Review Board is conducting an environmental impact review under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program. The developer, Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited, is proposing a program and associated support activities that would result in the drilling of one or more exploration wells within EL 476 (Ajurak) and EL 477 (Pokak) in the Beaufort Sea. To register as...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.