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Suicide rates for Alaska Natives 70 and older are only half the national rates for that age group, according to information gathered by James Allen, a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, and his colleagues.Yereth Rosen
An animal-rights group tried but failed to convince lawmakers to ban the industry. YLE News
The former U.S. Coast Guard commandant, tapped by Secretary of State John Kerry last month to serve as U.S. special representative to the Arctic, seeks to the raise the region's profile in the Lower 48. Yereth Rosen

At the Project Chariot site, rusted-out pipes, wires and even a rotting fire extinguisher have lain on the tundra for more than 50 years, the last remnants of a plan to blast out a deep-water port in the Northwest Arctic using nuclear explosives.

Bob Hallinen
Sparsely populated but resource-rich and situated along much of the Northern Sea Route, the region has economic and cultural links to China, Japan and Korea -- and, across the Bering Strait, to Alaska. . Mia Bennett
The TVO utility wants an extension of its preliminary permit for a fourth unit at the troubled nuclear-power plant -- but some politicians want the project reconsidered. YLE News

Snowpack atop Arctic sea ice has dwindled since 1950s, study says

August 16, 2014 - 12:39pm -- maia
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Snow atop Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically since the mid-20th century, declining by over a third in the western Arctic and by more than half in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, reports a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington and NASA.

Snow atop Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically since the mid-20th century, declining by over a third in the western Arctic and by more than half in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, reports a newstudy led by researchers at the University of Washington and NASA.

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Snow atop Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically since the mid-20th century, declining by over a third in the western Arctic and by more than half in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, reports a new study led by researchers at the University of Washington and NASA.Yereth Rosen

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