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Unexpected life found at bottom of High Arctic lakes - UPI.com - UPI.com

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:43

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Unexpected life found at bottom of High Arctic lakes - UPI.com
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Warmer temperatures mean the Canadian High Arctic's shallow lakes are no longer freezing to the bottom, allowing tiny creatures to thrive.

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A Freezing Swim to Call Attention to Warming Waters - New York Times

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:26

New York Times

A Freezing Swim to Call Attention to Warming Waters
New York Times
The swim, which took place north of the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, constituted the first leg of a tour Mr. Pugh is taking of the Arctic Ocean as part of his role as the United Nations patron of the oceans, in which he advocates on behalf of ocean ...

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Arctic rowers breaking world records on epic voyage - ITV News

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:40

ITV News

Arctic rowers breaking world records on epic voyage
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A crew of rowers have set five world records as they make their way across the Arctic. The six-man crew have already travelled 566 nautical miles in seven days, rowing from Tromsø in Norway to Svalbard, and are chasing another two group records. It is ...

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A Benchmark for Trace Greenhouse Gases in the Arctic Ocean - Eos - Eos

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:12

Eos

A Benchmark for Trace Greenhouse Gases in the Arctic Ocean - Eos
Eos
Samples of seawater from the North American Arctic show that the region is neither a major source nor sink of methane and nitrous oxide to the overlying ...

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Unexpected Life Found at the Bottom of High Arctic Lakes - News Deeply

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:06

News Deeply

Unexpected Life Found at the Bottom of High Arctic Lakes
News Deeply
Warmer temperatures mean the Canadian High Arctic's shallow lakes are no longer freezing to the bottom, allowing tiny creatures to thrive. Researchers predict these new conditions will be inhospitable to fish and will produce more greenhouse gases.

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1000-year-old baby skull found above Arctic Circle - 9news.com.au

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:28

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1000-year-old baby skull found above Arctic Circle
9news.com.au
1000-year-old baby skull found above Arctic Circle A 1000-year-old infant skull believed to have been part of a mystery tribe has been uncovered by archaeologists in fragments of an ancient bowl above the Arctic Circle.

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Why drilling for oil in the Arctic is pointless - The Tennessean

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 16:28

The Tennessean

Why drilling for oil in the Arctic is pointless
The Tennessean
The Arctic Refuge in northern Alaska is the crown jewel of America's National Wildlife Refuge System and is an internationally recognized wildlife haven renowned for its biodiversity. Fifty species of mammals and more than 200 species of migratory ...

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Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation ... - Science Daily

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:22

Science Daily

Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation ...
Science Daily
Arctic sea ice is not merely a passive responder to the climate changes occurring around the world, according to new research. Scientists say the ongoing Arctic ...

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Forget That Big Iceberg--A Smaller One in the Arctic Is More Troubling - Scientific American

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:01

Scientific American

Forget That Big Iceberg--A Smaller One in the Arctic Is More Troubling
Scientific American
A chunk of ice the size of three Manhattans just broke free in the Arctic, and it has a much clearer link to climate change.

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Spring Branch high schooler and chemistry teacher travel to Arctic Circle, study global warming in wetlands - Chron.com

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:34

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Spring Branch high schooler and chemistry teacher travel to Arctic Circle, study global warming in wetlands
Chron.com
So when she found out in May she was chosen for a trip to the Arctic Circle for 10 days to join a team of real-life scientists working on research on the effects of global warming to the wetlands and wildlife of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, she ...

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Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system - Phys.Org

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:29

Phys.Org

Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system
Phys.Org
Scientists at Yale University and the University of Southampton say the ongoing Arctic ice loss can play an active role in altering one of the planet's largest water circulation systems: the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). AMOC has ...

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Stormier Arctic Means Warmer Arctic - Indian Country Today Media Network

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:13

Indian Country Today Media Network

Stormier Arctic Means Warmer Arctic
Indian Country Today Media Network
The move to a warmer Arctic in the winter months is simply explained, scientists believe—by a matching growth in stormy weather. Warm spells when the thermometer goes above minus 10°C always happened—but now, according to new research, these ...

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Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017: Party of liars, no oil drilling in Arctic refuge, Sen. Collins showed courage - Bangor Daily News

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 08:19

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017: Party of liars, no oil drilling in Arctic refuge, Sen. Collins showed courage
Bangor Daily News
Access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage is essential for the health and well-being of our state. When Maine children and families have health insurance, they can see a doctor when they are sick or injured and get the care ...

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Shipwreck in the Arctic - New York Times

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:17

New York Times

Shipwreck in the Arctic
New York Times
In the event of a shipwreck, a heavy fuel oil spill has been identified as the top threat to Arctic marine life and to Arctic residents who depend on this sea for food. Heavy fuel oil is far more toxic than lighter fuels, breaking down slowly ...

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Arctic community's successful switch to solar-diesel power could be a glimpse into the future - Toronto Star

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 17:16

Toronto Star

Arctic community's successful switch to solar-diesel power could be a glimpse into the future
Toronto Star
COLVILLE LAKE, N.W.T.—A year after his tiny Arctic community became a test case for solar power in the North, it's the sounds that Alvin Orlias notices. “I'm standing outside right now and it's quiet,” said the superintendent of Colville Lake's unique ...

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Arctic journey shows the glaring effects of climate change | PBS ... - PBS NewsHour

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 16:07

PBS NewsHour

Arctic journey shows the glaring effects of climate change | PBS ...
PBS NewsHour
A Finnish icebreaker has completed the Northwest Sea passage, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans across the Arctic. The trip, from Vancouver to ...

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A tale of two goose populations: YK Delta's shrink, Arctic coast's expands - Alaska Dispatch News

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:23

Alaska Dispatch News

A tale of two goose populations: YK Delta's shrink, Arctic coast's expands
Alaska Dispatch News
Now, goslings born to Arctic-breeding brant grow bigger and faster than those in the Y-K Delta, said Paul Flint, a USGS wildlife biologist. The Arctic goslings, given the advantage of better food availability, are generally 50 percent heavier at 30 ...

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Ship sets record for earliest crossing of notorious Northwest Passage through Arctic - The Independent

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:12

The Independent

Ship sets record for earliest crossing of notorious Northwest Passage through Arctic
The Independent
A Finnish ship has set the record for the earliest crossing of the notorious Northwest Passage, the Arctic route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Icebreaker MSV Nordica was at sea for 24 days, travelling more than 6,214 miles to make the record.
'The demand is growing': High Arctic Research Station nears completionCBC.ca

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Group says long-awaited high Arctic research station is nearly complete - CTV News

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 13:14

CTV News

Group says long-awaited high Arctic research station is nearly complete
CTV News
A decade after it was first promised, Canada's new High Arctic Research Station is nearly complete and already giving scientists access to a vast new section of ice and tundra. "We're trying to come up with a long-term, systematic, multi-disciplinary ...

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Letter to the editor: Birds connect us all to Arctic Refuge - Press Herald

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 03:11

Letter to the editor: Birds connect us all to Arctic Refuge
Press Herald
A recent column by Herb Wilson, “Birding: Unusual sightings spice up the summer” (Page C7, July 9), highlighted the connection we all share to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This remote wilderness in Alaska is critical breeding habitat for ...

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