Arctic

The Earth May Have Already Passed A Critical Tipping Point

Areas of the Canadian Arctic permafrost are thawing rapidly, 70 years ahead of when scientists previously believed, as the climate crisis continues to push the planet towards dangerous tipping points. Reuters reported on the change Tuesday citing...
Related topics: Space, Reuters

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Hyenas Roamed The Arctic During The Last Ice Age, Study Finds

A study of fossil teeth by University at Buffalo researchers reveals that ancient hyenas lived in the Canadian Arctic during the last ice age.       
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology

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Arctic Could Face Another Scorching Annus Horribilis

Scientists say 2019 could be another annus horribilis for the Arctic with record temperatures already registered in Greenland—a giant melting icicle that threatens to submerge the world's coastal areas one day.

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Permafrost In Canada Thaws 70 Years Earlier Than Expected, Shocking Scientists

Scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks were stunned when they discovered that permafrost in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted. "What we saw was amazing," Prof. Vladimir E. Romanovsky told Reuters. "It's an...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Reuters

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‘this Should Scare The Hell Out Of You’: Photo Of Greenland Sled Dog Teams Walking On Melted...

In yet the latest shocking image depicting just how fast the world’s natural systems are changing due to the global climate emergency, a photograph showing a vast expanse of melted Arctic ice in Greenland—one in which a pair of sled dog...
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‘naked And Afraid’ Competitor Blazes Wilderness Trail For Transgender Outdoors People

For Quince Mountain, Arctic dog musher from Wisconsin, survival skills run deeper than building fires       

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‘naked And Afraid’ Competitor Blazes Wilderness Trail For Transgender Outdoors People

For Quince Mountain, Arctic dog musher from Wisconsin, survival skills run deeper than building fires       

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China: "protecting" The Arctic

Authored by Debalina Ghoshal via The Gatestone Institute, China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea by now is old news, but Beijing's recent moves in the Arctic have been attracting attention. The Arctic -- where both the United...
Related topics: China, Beijing

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Climate Talks Held As Arctic Ice Melts, Concerns Grow

Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.
Related topics: Germany, Global Warming

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No Laughing Matter

From The Harvard Gazette The warming Arctic permafrost may be releasing more nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, than previously thought By Caitlin McDermott-Murphy Harvard Correspondent DateJune 6, 2019 About a quarter of the Northern...
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This Remarkable Greenland Photo Highlights Extreme Arctic Melting

The melting Arctic is on dramatic display. At mid-June, Arctic sea ice is now at a record low for this time of year, and melted ice is especially notable both in and around Greenland — home to the second largest ice sheet on the planet....
Related topics: Science Photos, Space

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No Evidence For Increased Egg Predation In The Arctic

Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international team of 60 researchers. The study published in Science on 14 June 2019 challenges a recent claim...

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There's Some Really Intense Melting In The Arctic Right Now

Records are falling at the top of the world.  The Arctic summer has a long way to go, but already sea ice levels over great swathes of the sprawling Arctic ocean are at historic lows (in the 40-year-long satellite record) for this time of year....
Related topics: Space, Satellites

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Senate Calls On Canada To Take A Firm Stand On Arctic Sovereignty

A Canadian Senate committee on Wednesday called for a stronger defense of the country’s sovereignty in the Arctic as retreating ice brings increased foreign interest in far north resources and navigation. In a report, the committee said Ottawa...
Related topics: Canada, Ottawa

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This Swedish Mining Town Is Sinking—so It's Being Moved

Austrian photographer Gregor Kallina documents Kiruna, an Arctic city in the process of relocation.
Related topics: Photography

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Rapid Retreat Of Arctic Coastline Revealed In Images From The Air

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate - up to a metre a day - has been revealed with drone surveys.
Related topics: Drones

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Arctic Death Spiral Speeds Up Sixfold, Driving Coastal Permafrost Collapse

Drone surveys have revealed erosion of coastal permafrost in the Arctic — up to 3 feet a day. Researchers reported Friday that the recent rate of erosion is six times higher than the historical rate. Meanwhile, the Arctic just saw the hottest...
Related topics: Drones

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Why Is China Pouring Money Into The Arctic?

Via Global Risk Insights, Diplomats gathered in Rovaniemi to discuss the state of the North Pole were caught off-guard by the United States’ posturing. In a speech to the Arctic Council, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply warned...
Related topics: China, Mike Pompeo

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Disappearing Sea Ice Is Changing The Whole Ecosystem Of The Arctic Ocean

I drafted this while looking north over the frozen Lincoln Sea, at the northernmost tip of Ellesmere Island in Canada. I was at Alert, a Canadian Forces Station which, at 82°N, is the most northerly permanently inhabited place on Earth. Just 815km...

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Disappearing Sea Ice Is Changing The Whole Ecosystem Of The Arctic Ocean

I drafted this article while looking north over the frozen Lincoln Sea, at the northernmost tip of Ellesmere Island in Canada. I was at Alert, a Canadian Forces Station which, at 82°N, is the most northerly permanently inhabited place on Earth....

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