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NASA Studies Greening Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Arctic, Landsat, USGS, greening of the Arctic, North America, plants )

Judy
- 51 days ago - nasa.gov
The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada.
Why the Arctic Is Warming Twice as Fast as Rest of Planet (+Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, discovery, environment, global warming, greenhouse gases, interesting, news, NOAA, world, World Wildlife Fund )

Kayleen
- 219 days ago - csmonitor.com
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that this will cause warming seas and higher sea levels around the globe. Also the Arctic walrus population is at risk, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Why the Arctic's Big Mosquito Problem Is Getting a Lot Worse
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, caribou, climate change, mosquitoes, nature, science, wildlife )

Julie
- 239 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Arctic mosquitoes typically emerge all at once in massive, ferocious swarms. The warming Arctic is causing them to emerge earlier, which could spell disaster for caribou.
Harper s Research Station a Cloak for Arctic Oil Push, Says Climate Expert
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, Canada, climate change, conservatives, environment, fossil fuels, Harper, mining, ozone, science )

Julie
- 298 days ago - nationalobserver.com
A remote Arctic facility, promoted by PM Stephen Harper as a world-class research station, is less about pure science, and almost entirely about pushing oil, gas and mining development in the rapidly melting north, says top polar climate scientist.
Fabled Franklin Arctic Ship Found
Science & Tech  (tags: British explorer, Ship, Arctic, Discovery, Canada )

Ray
- 684 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One of two British explorer ships that disappeared in the Arctic more than 160 years ago is found, Canada's PM says
Exploring the Risks of Oil Spills in the Beaufort Sea
Science & Tech  (tags: research, Beaufort Sea, oil spills, arctic, environment, humans, oceans, nature )

Lone
- 712 days ago - blog.wwf.ca
The risk is very real, but too often our ideas about it are shaped by media images, rather than by information and science. The truth is that we really have very little information about what an oil spill in the Arctic would look like
Climate Change Has Polar Bears on Egg Diet
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, climate change, Canada, polar bears, birds, environment, discovery, global warming, research, study )

Michael
- 895 days ago - cbc.ca
Shrinking Arctic sea ice has left polar bears scrambling to find food, and they've taken to eggs in a big way, unfortunately for the birds.
Why the Arctic Is Drunk Right Now
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, Arctic, jet stream, climatechange, science, amplitude, environment )

Nancy
- 928 days ago - motherjones.com
As the Arctic rapidly heats up, however, there's less of a temperature difference between the equator and the poles, and the downhill slope in the atmosphere is accordingly less steep. This creates a weaker jet stream, a jet stream that meanders more or-
Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Food Web in the North: Research
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, investigation, research, science, scientists, Canada, Arctic, ocean acidification, oceans, pH, climate, climate change, study )

Michael
- 937 days ago - ctvnews.ca
Scientists huddled in a sea ice camp on the Arctic Ocean have produced new evidence that climate change could be threatening the food web in the far North.
Eastern Arctic Temperatures Likely at 120,000-Year High
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, discovery, environment, research, science, scientists, study, Arctic, global warming, climate change, Canada )

Michael
- 1001 days ago - cbc.ca
Melting ice caps on Baffin Island have exposed evidence suggesting that average summertime temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic are higher than they've been since the beginning of the last ice age 120,000 years ago.
Wooly Mammoth Found In Siberia Still Has Liquid Blood In It -- Frozen Mammoth Discovery Reopens Debate Over Cloning Read More at
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, discovery, frozen wooly mammoth, arctic, biology, Siberia )

Beatrice
- 1143 days ago - planetsave.com
A frozen woolly mammoth carcass was recently discovered in Siberia which -- amazingly -- still contains liquid blood in it. The mammoth is estimated to be about 10,000 years old, and was discovered in the remote New Siberian Islands, in the Read more
Arctic Bacteria Discovered Breeding at Record -15 C
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, scientists, research, arctic, bacteria, study, interesting, Canada )

Michael
- 1158 days ago - cbc.ca
Bacteria that can live and multiply in High Arctic permafrost at temperatures well below the freezing point of water have been discovered by a Canadian-led team of researchers.
Giant Camel Ancestors Lived in the Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, Arctic, camels, Canadian Museum of Nature, discovery, interesting, news, research, science )

Dan
- 1235 days ago - sciencenews.org
Scientists unearthed fossils of a giant camel that roamed the Arctic 3 million years ago. These huge prehistoric beasts crossed into Eurasia when a land bridge connected Alaska and Russia. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Loss of Arctic Ice, Loss of Scientific Integrity
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate change, sea ice, arctic, Canada, Harper, science, scientists, study, environment )

Michael
- 1251 days ago - cbc.ca
A European satellite named Cryosat has detected record losses in the volume of ice in the Arctic Ocean.
Yikes! Government Details 6 Most Terrifying Arctic Trends
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, climate change, ecosystems, ocean acidification, sea ice, wildlife )

Julie
- 1323 days ago - motherjones.com
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published its seventh-annual Arctic Report Card this week, and though they didn't hand out a grade as they have in the past, it might as well be marked "G" for grim.
 

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