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The Arctic Blog is moving

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Oil companies push ahead with plans in Russia and Canada while sidelined in the U.S.

Oil companies push ahead with plans in Russia and Canada while sidelined in the U.S.

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Finnish Foreign Minister on the Nordic model and the Arctic

Finnish Foreign Minister on the Nordic model and the Arctic

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Norway’s Prime Minister calls for advancing Northern Norway’s knowledge economy

Norway’s Prime Minister calls for advancing Northern Norway’s knowledge economy

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Arctic Frontiers takes place in Tromsø, Norway

Arctic Frontiers takes place in Tromsø, Norway

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Oil companies real beneficiaries of forthcoming extension of Canadian highway to Arctic Ocean

Oil companies real beneficiaries of forthcoming extension of Canadian highway to Arctic Ocean

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Global media interpretations of China’s rescue of stranded passengers off Antarctica vary

Global media interpretations of China’s rescue of stranded passengers off Antarctica vary

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Canadian and Russian claims to the Arctic: The allure of the North Pole

Canadian and Russian claims to the Arctic: The allure of the North Pole

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Scientists report finding scandium, a potential rare earth element, in the Arctic

Scientists report finding scandium, a potential rare earth element, in the Arctic

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Bipartisan amendment to build up to four icebreakers introduced to U.S. defense bill

Bipartisan amendment to build up to four icebreakers introduced to U.S. defense bill

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Short film follow-up to “Gravity” connects the final and “last” frontiers

Short film follow-up to “Gravity” connects the final and “last” frontiers

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Filipino diaspora in the Arctic sends help back home

Filipino diaspora in the Arctic sends help back home

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Olympic Torch Burns Brightly for Some On Top of the World

Olympic Torch Burns Brightly for Some On Top of the World

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Time: The Overlooked Arctic Resource

Time: The Overlooked Arctic Resource

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Analysis: Implications of Greenland’s decision to allow uranium mining

Analysis: Implications of Greenland’s decision to allow uranium mining

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About the Author

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett is pursuing a PhD in Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her MPhil (with Distinction) in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute, where she was a Gates Scholar.

Mia examines how climate change is reshaping the geopolitics of the Arctic through an investigation of scientific endeavors, transportation and trade networks, governance, and natural resource development. Her masters dissertation investigated the extent of an Asian-Arctic region, focusing on the activities of Korea, China, and Japan in the circumpolar north. Mia's work has appeared in ReNew Canada, Water Canada, FACTA, and Baltic Rim Economies, among other publications.

She speaks French, Swedish, and is learning Russian.

Follow her on Twitter @miageografia

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