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Fatal Thaw: The Sámi Fight to Preserve an Ancient Culture as the Arctic Warms
Since the era of petroleum-based plastics began seven decades ago, annual production has grown from 2 million metric tons in 1950 to more than 400 million metric tons in 2015, according to the first-ever study quantifying how much plastic has ever been made – and where it has ended up. Altogether, 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been manufactured since the early 1950s – the weight of 80 million blue whales.
Has the Arctic Council achieved its environment-related intentions over the past 10 years? The Arctic Council Conservation Scorecard – a new analysis by the World Wildlife Fund (known outside the U.S. and Canada as the Worldwide Fund for Nature) – paints a very mixed picture. The alarmingly low grades on critical regional problems like preserving biodiversity and cleaning up shipping may not surprise informed Arctic observers.
By including $1.8 billion in oil and gas revenues from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in its 2018 budget, the Trump administration has set out to dismantle former president Barack Obama’s conservation and climate legacies in the American Arctic. But the Indigenous Gwich’in nation of northeastern Alaska and northwestern Canada is mobilizing, as it has in the past, to fight to keep the refuge wild.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".