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Human Habitation in the Arctic: An Interactive Map

3/30/2007 The Arctic covers one sixth of the earth's surface and spans 24 time zones. In stark contrast to the Antarctic, which has no indigenous population, the Arctic is home to roughly four million people—including over thirty different indigenous groups—who speak dozens of languages. The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Web site features an interactive map that shows the places these Native peoples traditionally call home. More

NSF's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Supports Fieldwork

3/27/2007 The National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program provides opportunities for scholars in the humanities to visit Antarctica or the Southern Ocean to obtain first-hand experience that will help create art to increase public awareness and understanding of the U.S. role on the southernmost continent. More

Unique New Survey Gauges Arctic Indigenous People's Views on Living Conditions

3/21/2007 According to a unique, newly released survey of indigenous Arctic peoples an overwhelming majority think traditional pursuits are important to their identity and many engage in these activities in addition to working in the cash economy. More

CRREL's Albert Discusses IPY on NPR's Science Friday

3/17/2007 Mary Albert, past chair of the U.S. National IPY Committee and senior research engineer at CRREL, was featured in a recent NPR broadcast. She joined Jody Deming, a member of the U.S. National Committee and a University of Washington researcher, and Polar explorer Will Steger. More

NOAA National Weather Service Teams with 2007 Iditarod

3/15/2007 For the first time, mushers in Alaska’s 1,150-mile Iditarod this month raced though four newly designated StormReady communities, a distinction given by the National Weather Service to communities that have completed rigorous warning and evacuation criteria. More