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The research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.

First phase of Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

June 12, 2017 — 
'Climate-related changes in Arctic sea ice not only reduce its extent and thickness but also increase its mobility meaning that ice conditions are likely to become more variable and severe conditions such as these will occur more often'

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mud, grey and deeply cracked from drought

Extreme research, precipitation

June 8, 2017 — 
U of M professors have received funding to study one of the most pressing water-related challenges

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Wpg Free Press: Emission action needed or issues will get worse: climate change scientist

April 26, 2017 — 
The world is heating up — and much more quickly than expected, a recent Arctic research report states.

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An Inuit hunters walks on sea ice

Vote: SIKU mapping platform a finalist for Google challenge

March 22, 2017 — 
“We’re a small charity with a big heart. This funding will go a long way toward achieving our goals and helping Inuit communities address long-standing priorities for environmental and community health.”

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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

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Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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CBC The 180: The cold truth about wind chill

December 19, 2016 — 
U of M grad student sets the record straight

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Feiyue Wang uses a glove box in his lab, allowing him to work with samples sensitive to oxygen. // Photo by Kaitlin Vitt

Professor leads the way in Arctic environmental chemistry

December 15, 2016 — 
Feiyue Wang was named a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Arctic Environmental Chemistry, receiving $1.4 million over seven years to support his Arctic research

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New book presents holiday memories in Manitoba

December 12, 2016 — 
Manitoba at Christmas: Holiday memories in the Keystone Province will be officially launched this week

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Yahoo!: Meet the Arctic’s New Top Predator—Killer Whales

December 7, 2016 — 
Sea ice experts explains why food chain is changing in Arctic

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CBC The National: Climate changing in Arctic

November 25, 2016 — 
Distinguished Professor David Barber talks to The National about the dramatic sea ice loss in the North

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