Arctic

A New Survey Of The Arctic Chronicles A System That’s Falling Apart

The newest scientific survey of global warming’s impacts in the Arctic describe a climate, a landscape and an ecology that are not so much evolving as falling apart. As sea ice continues to decline and the terrestrial seasons of hard freeze and...
Related topics: Polls, Global Warming

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Environmentalists Say Climate Change To Blame For Weary Polar Bear's Arrival In Russian Village

An exhausted and frail polar bear wandered into a village in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula this week, more than 430 miles away from where it should be, environmental activists said Wednesday. "Due to climate change, the Arctic is getting warmer,...
Related topics: Activism

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Canada Would Face 'psychic Blow' If North Pole Moves To Russia – Top Geographer

Earlier this year, scientists were forced to update the geographic coordinates of the magnetic North Pole a year ahead of schedule after discovering that it was moving from the Canadian Arctic toward Russian Siberia at an accelerated pace.
Related topics: Siberia

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Thawing Permafrost Emitting Higher Levels Of Potent Greenhouse Gas Than Previously Thought: Study

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAs the Arctic enters an "unprecedented" state of warming, a new study shows that emissions of a potent greenhouse gas from thawing permafrost in the planet's northernmost region may be 12 times higher than previously...
Related topics: Space

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Illuminating The Night With Curtains Of Light: The Aurora Borealis Seen From Above And Below

I've been meaning to write a story about the aurora borealis ever since I captured photos of an astonishing display in January when I was visiting Tromsø, Norway to cover the Arctic Frontiers conference. Finally, the satellite image above offered...
Related topics: Aurora, Science Photos, Satellites, Space

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Magnetic Field Sparing Earth From Deadly Solar Radiation Eroding Incredibly Fast

Earlier this year, scientists had to update the World Magnetic Model representing our planet's magnetic field a year ahead of schedule after discovering that the Magnetic North Pole was moving from the Canadian Arctic toward Russia's Siberia at an...
Related topics: Space, Siberia

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Uss Seawolf: America's Ultimate Nuclear Attack Submarine (and There Is Only 3 Of Them)

Sebastien Roblin Security, The Seawolf submarine was built entirely out of higher-strength HY-100 steel so that it could endure dives as deep as 490 meters. Its sail (conning tower) was reinforced for operations Arctic ice, where Soviet...

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Rising Global Temperatures Are Creating Bubbling, Methane Lakes You Can Light On Fire

Thousands of flammable lakes are popping up all over Alaska and Siberia. Rising global temperatures are thawing and melting permafrost in the Arctic, which creates these thermokarst lakes that bubble with methane. The methane is flammable, but also...
Related topics: Siberia

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Driving A Wedge Into Historic Gaps Of Climate Science

Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean.

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Nrl Researcher Ventures To The Arctic In Search Of Cosmic Dust

After arriving at McMurdo Station on the unforgiving continent of Antarctica, it still took Dr. Rhonda Stroud two days of safety training and a four-hour flight before she was finally where she needed to be: the bottom of the world.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Military Drills In Arctic Aim To Counter Russia, But The First Mission Is To Battle The Cold

Moscow is moving to claim Arctic territory as barriers between Russia and North America melt. Yet still bitter temperatures pose an immediate threat to NATO troops defending icy waterways.
Related topics: Military, Russia, Moscow, Nato

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Rapid Warming Deserves More Than A Lukewarm Response

David Suzuki, Ian HaningtonCanada’s climate is warming at roughly twice the global average rate largely due to Arctic ice melt. Arctic ice is what keeps Earth’s temperatures cool enough for human life to thrive and survive. (Photo: NASA Goddard...
Related topics: Global Warming, Science Photos, NASA, Space

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Glaciers And Arctic Ice Are Vanishing. Time To Get Radical Before It's Too Late

Bill McKibbenFrom Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Greta Thunberg, they are what’s left of our fighting chance. (Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Images)

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Missing In Action: Washington's Arctic Security Plan

Geoff Upton Security, Eurasia The arctic is increasingly becoming a major geopolitical flashpoint. Temperatures are rising inside the arctic circle. Earlier this month, the Russian government irked Washington by claiming sovereign rights over the...

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Iceland's President Says He Wants To Discuss Future Of Arctic Council With Putin

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The International Arctic Forum, which serves as a platform for discussing issues relating to the Arctic region's development, is taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The key theme of the...
Related topics: Iceland, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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Major Russian Gas Producer Novatek Mulls Building 3rd Lng Plant - Ceo

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Novatek may launch the first train at its third LNG plant a year after the full launch of Arctic LNG 2 project, company's CEO Leonid Mikhelson said Tuesday.

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Russia Ready To Work With Any Us President - Putin

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia is ready to cooperate with any president chosen by the American people, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a plenary session of the 5th International Arctic Forum.
Related topics: Russia, Vladimir Putin

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Woolly Mammoths, Neanderthals May Have Shared Genetic Traits

Woolly mammoths and Neanderthals may have shared genetic traits, according to a study from Tel Aviv University. You wouldn’t think elephant-like animals that evolved in the arctic peninsula of Eurasia around 600,000 years […] The post...
Related topics: Genetics

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Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered 'unprecedented State' That Threatens Global Climate Stability

Jon Queally, staff writerA new research paper by American and European climate scientists focused on Arctic warming published Monday reveals that the "smoking gun" when it comes to changes in the world's northern polar region is rapidly warming air...
Related topics: Global Warming

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When The Extreme Becomes The Norm For Arctic Animals

Think of reindeer on Norway's Svalbard archipelago as the arctic equivalent of sloths. It's not a perfect analogy, except that like tropical sloths, Svalbard reindeer move as little as possible to conserve energy.

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