Arctic Sea Ice : Forum

Cryosphere => Arctic background => Topic started by: Anne on June 25, 2013, 05:48:43 PM

Title: Blogs and news sources
Post by: Anne on June 25, 2013, 05:48:43 PM
A couple of sites of interest.

Eye on the Arctic ( is a circumpolar co-production that seeks to answer some of the questions posed by climate change as it affects the Arctic. "Initiated and co-ordinated by Radio Canada International, Eye on the Arctic brings together print, broadcast and web journalists from circumpolar countries to better tell the stories of communities and people directly affected by climate change. We also welcome contributors living, working, or researching the Arctic to add their voice to the site through the Eye on the Arctic blog or by submitting a video or multimedia project."
Today it carries a story about the threat to Juneau from possible future Mendenhall Glacier meltwater surge (

Ice-Blog ( I have mentioned this one before.  Environment journalist Irene Quaile "started the Ice Blog on a visit to Arctic Alaska in 2008. Since then she has visited climate research projects and local communities experiencing changes first hand in Greenland and Spitsbergen. She regularly interviews experts for Deutsche Welle’s website and radio programmes." Her most recent entry is in fact a guest blog by climate activist Cara Augustenborg about her meeting with “Climate Reality Leaders” from around the globe in Istanbul.

Perhaps people will add others? Are you OK with this thread, Neven? Obviously Arctic Sea Ice ( is our first port of call. Other members of the forum have their own blogs too, some of which you'll find on Neven's blogroll.
Title: Re: Blogs and news sources
Post by: Neven on June 25, 2013, 10:43:15 PM
I don't see how I could not be okay with this, Anne. Maybe there's stuff for the blog roll on the ASIB. :)

The blog roll on the ASIB also contains some good stuff. Patrick Lockerby on Science 2.0 writes very good articles on Arctic sea ice.
Title: Re: Blogs and news sources
Post by: Anne on July 02, 2013, 10:53:33 AM
In case any members aren't already aware of it, Science Daily ( is always worth a look. It carries press releases about scientific papers and source links.
Title: OSS Foundation
Post by: Anne on August 11, 2013, 10:38:39 AM
OSS is a California-based 501(c) organisation ( (sc. not for profit) dedicated to "facilitating research and solution development pertaining to multidisciplinary work in key areas of human endeavor that pertain to our sustainable capacity, and the living systems of Earth." Among other things, they are involved in training people to present climate science information (

Their website is something of a climate change encyclopedia.

It has many useful features, including Global Climate page ( bringing together charts from reputable sources showing things like land/ocean and hemisphere temperature trends, CO2 levels, sea level rise and so on. There's a handy myth debunker (

There is also a fascinating timeline noting key developments in the history of Climate Science ( which, sadly, stops at 2009.

Other material is current. I'm disconcerted by a Centrist party link in the sidebar, but perhaps that's just an advert or it could lose them their tax-exempt status.

Well worth a rummage.
ETA: having looked at this site further, I urge caution when reading editorial and essays. It's a useful source for charts and articles but (for example) the page on Monckton gives the impression of having been written by a single impassioned author without editorial oversight.
Title: Re: Blogs and news sources
Post by: Anne on December 09, 2015, 02:45:17 PM
TORONTO (December 8, 2015) – Arctic Deeply, a comprehensive new media platform created to focus on ecological, geopolitical and strategic issues shaping the Arctic, launches today.

The platform is produced through a landmark collaboration between News Deeply, an award-winning new media startup based in New York City, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), an international affairs think tank, and OpenCanada, a Canadian news site on global affairs.

“We are delighted to be a partner in this exciting initiative,” said Rohinton Medhora, President of CIGI. “Arctic Deeply provides a unique space for CIGI’s substantive material on Arctic issues and, through its community of deeply interested stakeholders, maintains exposure to one of the most exciting regions and pressing challenges of our time.”

As the fourth platform designed and developed by News Deeply, Arctic Deeply will feature live news streams and extensive explanatory content on environmental change, indigenous peoples, geopolitics and security and commercial development. 

News Deeply’s team of journalists and technologists is best known for its inaugural platform, Syria Deeply, which has provided focused coverage of the Syrian conflict since December 2012. The team’s second platform, Ebola Deeply, launched in 2014 as a real-time crisis monitor for the deadly outbreak; and the third platform, Water Deeply, launched in 2015 to cover California’s four-year drought.

Hannah Hoag, an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience reporting on environmental science, will serve as the managing editor of Arctic Deeply, based in Toronto.

“I’ve covered climate change issues for over a decade. I’ve seen and heard firsthand the impact that climate change is having on the landscape and the oceans. It’s already affecting people’s livelihoods,” said Hoag.

“The conversation has really moved into the mainstream, and Arctic Deeply is a great place to pull those strands together.”

Adding to Arctic Deeply’s impact is a new content collaboration with the Huffington Post, which will extend News Deeply’s reach to millions of readers.

“We are delighted to be bringing this new media model to serve Arctic communities and to the global readers striving to understand the high north,” said Lara Setrakian, News Deeply’s co-founder and CEO. “Partnering with CIGI and OpenCanada has amplified our impact, bringing a sophisticated policy perspective and powerful thought leadership to the project, while Huffington Post will help us bring insights from Arctic Deeply to the broader public.”

About CIGI

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank focused on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. CIGI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.

About OpenCanada 

OpenCanada is a digital publication sitting at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism. It produces multimedia content to explain, analyze and tell stories about the increasingly complex and rapidly shifting world of foreign policy and international affairs.

About News Deeply

News Deeply, founded in 2012, is a new media and technology company that launches specialized platforms on the world’s most pressing issues. Time magazine called its model “the future of news,” while Fast Company said it “outsmarts the news, redefines conflict coverage.” News Deeply received the 2013 Excellence in Online Journalism Award from the National Press Foundation and was selected by Matter VC as one of the innovative technologies that are “changing media for good.”  In addition to single-subject information hubs, the News Deeply team ideates and creates custom projects for think tanks, institutions and private-sector partners.

Link to the site: (
Title: Re: Blogs and news sources
Post by: AbruptSLR on December 22, 2015, 12:21:07 AM
The photo is of Miss Arctic Circle, Elizabeth Niiqsik Ferguson: (