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Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change

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Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change

Source: Science Daily/University of Manitoba - June 19, 2017

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the more…

A World Affected by Climate Change: The Arctic Shows Signs of What’s to Come

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A World Affected by Climate Change: The Arctic Shows Signs of What’s to Come

Source: Phys.org/Mike Fisher - May 12, 2017

As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development. University of Calgary researchers more…

An Emerging Ocean

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An Emerging Ocean

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - May 3, 2017

Arctic ice is melting at record levels, revealing an ocean open and vulnerable to enterprise and extraction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host more…

New Study Shows Plastic Pollution Building Up in Arctic Waters

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New Study Shows Plastic Pollution Building Up in Arctic Waters

Source: Phys.org/Science Advances - April 21, 2017

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which more…

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…