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Amid Rapid Arctic Warming, U.S. Releases New Strategy

Amid Rapid Arctic Warming, U.S. Releases New Strategy

With ministers from the eight Arctic states meeting this week in Kiruna, Sweden, for the 2013 ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council, the Obama administration has laid out a broad new U.S. Arctic policy that sets strategic goals for how the U.S. will cope with a rapidly changing Arctic region.… Read More

Six to See: Slideshow of This Week’s Top Climate News

Six to See: Slideshow of This Week’s Top Climate News

Tracking wildfires, measuring hurricanes and how this wacky weather is effecting the U.S. … Read More

Greenland’s Ice Loss May Slow, But Coasts Still At Risk

Greenland’s Ice Loss May Slow, But Coasts Still At Risk

The flow of Greenland’s glaciers toward the sea may have increased significantly in the past decade, but a new report in Nature finds that rate of increase is unlikely to continue. “The loss of ice has doubled in the past 10 years, but it’s not going to double again,” said lead author Faezeh Nick, a glaciologist at the University Centre in Svalbard… Read More

Six to See: Slideshow of This Week’s Top Climate News

Six to See: Slideshow of This Week’s Top Climate News

Hurricane Sandy's lessons and legacy, plus weather fueling risk of wildfires, but there's a lack of twisters. … Read More

Meet GROVER: NASA’s New Ice-Loving, Roving Robot

Meet GROVER: NASA’s New Ice-Loving, Roving Robot

The GROVER will initially be operated by scientists at the National Science Foundation’s Summit Camp, where the ice sheet is about 2-miles thick, according to a NASA press release. The robot will be capable of operating at all hours during the 24-hour sunlight that characterizes the Arctic summer.… Read More

Six to See: Slideshow of the Week’s Top Climate News

Six to See: Slideshow of the Week’s Top Climate News

No matter where in the world we go, this week’s stories show the effects of a changing climate. … Read More

Six to See: Slideshow of Week’s Top Climate News

Six to See: Slideshow of Week’s Top Climate News

Crazy, unseasonable weather, air travel, and Obama's budget request all in this week's slideshow of top climate news. … Read More

Study: Arctic Summers Warmest in 600 Years

Study: Arctic Summers Warmest in 600 Years

Scientists have already shown that a warming climate will automatically generate more high-temperature records than a stable one. That’s because individual temperature measurements in a given location form a bell curve, with the greatest number of readings falling into the “normal” range for that location.… Read More