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Climate Change Altering the Arctic Faster Than Expected

Climate Change Altering the Arctic Faster Than Expected

Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures are altering the essence of the region, melting ice on land and sea, driving more intense wildfires, altering ocean circulation and dissolving permafrost. A new report chronicles all these changes and warns that even if the world … Read More

100 Days of Climate: Week 14

100 Days of Climate: Week 14

Addressing climate change using sound science is crucial not just for the U.S., but for the world. Unfortunately, that appears unlikely over the next four years under the Trump administration, which has shown signs of being apathetic if not outright hostile to climate science and science-based policies to rein in carbon pollution. Trump has… Read More

The March For Science is Heading to Greenland

The March For Science is Heading to Greenland

Field research season is getting underway in Greenland. Scientists are racing to the island for the few months a year when the towering ice sheet is accessible. Despite the scramble to get as much research done as possible in such a tiny window, scientists will take a moment on Saturday to march in solidarity with thousands of other researchers… Read More

Icebergs Are Swarming Shipping Lanes in the Arctic

Icebergs Are Swarming Shipping Lanes in the Arctic

Like bees, icebergs sometimes roam in swarms. Unlike bees, icebergs can sink ships. It’s with that threat in mind that shipping companies are now avoiding parts of the North Atlantic, where an unusually large swarm of icebergs is making life miserable for captains on the high seas. Around 450 icebergs — defined as hunks of ice covering at least … Read More

Parts of the Arctic Ocean are Turning Into the Atlantic

Parts of the Arctic Ocean are Turning Into the Atlantic

The Arctic is undergoing an astonishingly rapid transition as climate change overwhelms the region. New research sheds light on the latest example of the changes afoot, showing that parts of the Arctic Ocean are becoming more like the Atlantic. Warm waters are streaming into the ocean north of Scandinavia and Russia, altering ocean productivity … Read More

Zaria Forman Finds Beauty in the Things We’re Losing

Zaria Forman Finds Beauty in the Things We’re Losing

Loss is like a black hole, sucking everything nearby into its orbit. It shapes everything left behind, reframes relationships, leaves you grasping for memories as they peel away into the murky abyss of time. You can realize all these things and yet still be completely unprepared for loss when it arrives. What if there were a warning, a reminder of … Read More

Thinning Arctic Sea Ice Prompts Algae Bloom Study

Thinning Arctic Sea Ice Prompts Algae Bloom Study

Climate change is stirring life in the Arctic Ocean as thinning sea ice lets in more sunlight, allowing microscopic algae to bloom in the inhospitable region around the North Pole, scientists said. The micro-algae may now be able to grow under the ice across almost 30 percent of the Arctic Ocean at the peak of the brief summer in July, up from … Read More

The Arctic Is Warm Again Because Of Course It Is

The Arctic Is Warm Again Because Of Course It Is

It’s the story that’s starting to write itself. Incredibly mild air is surging into the Arctic again, cranking up the heat as melt season gets underway. Mild weather has been the norm for the region month after month for awhile now. But while these stories have become an almost monthly fixture, make no mistake. It is extremely abnormal for the … Read More

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Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Winter Winter view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking

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