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The Arctic Wire
News from the North
Shungnak School’s motto “It’s a ‘We’” was put to the test when the Arctic Alaska village’s water system froze, leaving the community of around 260 people high and dry.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
A rescue service, founded by members of the South Karelian Ornithological Society, responds to calls from members of the public who discover injured animals. YLE News
Only locals will be allowed to recreate in a new park established in a coastal area near the Norwegian border, the Murmansk regional government says.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
As rising seas and thawing permafrost threaten Arctic communities, a new study says governments need policies to address migration by people fleeing impacts of climate change Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International
The Arctic Policy Commission, tasked with guiding Alaska’s lawmakers on the needs and future of the state’s Arctic lands and waters, is finishing up two years of work and preparing to present its final recommendations to the state.Carey Restino
The Russian objective is to convince Swedes to rebuild their own national military forces rather than join NATO, a defense expert says. Radio Sweden
Oil companies spent big money Wednesday for rights to explore the Colville River Delta and other state territory, making this year’s North Slope auction the richest Alaska state lease sale in 21 years.Yereth Rosen
A set of rules that will govern shipping in international Arctic waters is on the edge of approval as members of the International Maritime Organization meet and are expected to approve proposed new safety measures with implementation set for 2017.Carey Restino | Arctic Sounder
Jonas Gahr Støre has been appointed to advise the World Economic Forum on Arctic issues. Trude Pettersen
Though Arctic Alaska is warming and permafrost is thawing, the area so far has been spared from the scourge of excessive methane emissions, according to data collected by a NASA-managed research project. Yereth Rosen

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