Arctic News, 29 April – 5 May 2015
- Two Arctic ice researchers presumed drowned after unseasonably high temperatures
Veteran Dutch polar researchers Philip de Roo and Marc Cornelissen are presumed to have fallen through thin ice while attempting to cross sea ice en route to Bathurst Island in Canada.
- US to Take the Arctic Council Reins, But Where Will it Steer?
Thoughts on the challenges awaiting the US as Chair of the Arctic Council.
- Melting Arctic ice changing weather patterns, scientists say
This year’s peak ice extent in the Arctic arrived weeks earlier than normal, according to satellite data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association.
- Canada, Greenland’s natural-born partner
“Ottawa’s Arctic Council chairmanship came to an end last week, but that does not mean it has given up on its ambition of promoting closer intra-Arctic ties,” writes Kevin McGwin.
- Arctic Council — from looking out to looking in
Thoughts on the shifts in Arctic Council agendas from Swedish to Canadian Chairmanship and looking forward to the U.S.