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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - March 24, 2017

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of more…

Ocean Acidification on the Rise in Western Arctic Ocean

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Ocean Acidification on the Rise in Western Arctic Ocean

Source: Clean Technica/James Ayre - March 6, 2017

Ocean acidification is increasing at a rapid pace in the western Arctic Ocean — both with regard to area and also depth — new research from an more…

Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

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Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

Source: Phys.org/American Geophysical Union - February 24, 2017

Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth more…

Arctic Seafloor Litter Levels Are Increasing Dramatically

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Arctic Seafloor Litter Levels Are Increasing Dramatically

Source: UPI/Brooks Hays - February 17, 2017

(UPI) -- Marine scientists from Germany have been monitoring litter levels in the Arctic since 2002. They say the problem is getting worse.

Litter is identified more…

The Entrepreneurship Lessons This Venture Capitalist Learned While Rowing Across the Arctic Ocean

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The Entrepreneurship Lessons This Venture Capitalist Learned While Rowing Across the Arctic Ocean

Source: Entrepreneur/Collin West - February 16, 2017

New frontiers have become harder to find than the adventurers who used to seek them. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t still out there.

As more…

Scientists Explore What’s Breaking Down Permafrost Carbon

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Scientists Explore What’s Breaking Down Permafrost Carbon

Source: Phys.org/Florida State University - February 15, 2017

A Florida State University researcher is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth's most northern regions is cycling back into more…

Scientist at Work: Tracking Muskoxen in a Warming Arctic

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Scientist at Work: Tracking Muskoxen in a Warming Arctic

Source: The Conversation/Joel Berger, Colorado State University - February 14, 2017

Our Earth has unimaginable diversity, from seascapes 8,000 meters below the ocean’s surface to landscapes 8,000 meters above it. Its physical beauty comes in inconceivable more…

Coal Mine Dust Expedites Arctic Snow Melt

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Coal Mine Dust Expedites Arctic Snow Melt

Source: Phys.org/University of Colorado Boulder - February 2, 2017

Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according more…

Canada’s Effort to Monitor the Increasingly Accessible Arctic Waters Falls Short

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Canada’s Effort to Monitor the Increasingly Accessible Arctic Waters Falls Short

Source: The Star/Allan Woods - January 31, 2017

An eight-year effort to develop year-round surveillance capability in Canada’s melting Arctic waters was only ever able to monitor marine traffic remotely twice for a more…

Arctic Glacier Retreats Revealing Icy Island in Canada

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Arctic Glacier Retreats Revealing Icy Island in Canada

Source: Live Science/Stephanie Pappas - January 20, 2017

As Coronation Glacier on Canada's Baffin Island retreats, it has left behind a new island.

The island, detected with satellite imagery, is made of loose more…