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August 8, 2013
   
North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) "2013  Environmental Intelligence in Maritime: Preparedness for FranUlmer Arctic Drilling," August 8, 2013 (Anchorage, Alaska). "While Alaska remains the land of opportunity for oil and gas reserves, the challenges to access its vast reserves persist. Join NAMEPA to discuss whatindustry, regulators and environmental groups are doing to realize the potential of the region."
 
Invited speakers include Representative Don Young and Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission Fran Ulmer.
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American Geophysical Union releases revised position statement on climate change. "The American Geophysical Union today released a revised version of its position statement on climate change. Titled 'Human-induced Climate Change Requires Urgent Action,' the statement declares that 'humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years' and that 'rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes.' AGU develops position statements to provide scientific expertise on significant policy issues related to Earth and space science. These statements are limited to positions that are within the range of available geophysical data or norms of legitimate scientific debate." AGU Press Release & AGU Revised Position Memo 

 

Arctic mussels affected by change in temperature, ice: Study. "If you want to know whether the climate is changing or not, you can take a look at mussels in the Arctic. That's the message from researchers at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Aarhus University. The scientists, Martin E. Bilcher and Mikael K. Sejr of Aarhus and Signe H