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Warming at the poles will have global consequences

December 11, 2019

With 2019 on pace to be one of the warmest years on record, a new study by an…
Going with the floe: Sea ice movements trace dynamics transforming the new Arctic

November 18, 2019

Climate change is accomplishing what centuries of exploration could not: opening the fabled Northwest Passage, a maritime shortcut…
Arctic’s last refuge for ice-dependent species disappearing as region warms

November 14, 2019

Ice cover in a marine protected area in the Far North – potentially the last refuge for Arctic animals that…
Cold, hard data: ORNL data scientists support historic Arctic expedition

October 26, 2019

In the vast frozen whiteness of the central Arctic, the Polarstern, a German research vessel, has settled into…
2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest On Record

September 25, 2019

The extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of this summer was effectively tied with 2007 and…
New study underlines sea level rise in the Arctic ocean

July 18, 2019

The Arctic ocean are often not included in the global sea level estimation. This is partly due to…
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets

July 12, 2019

In recent years, the idea of life on other planets has become less far-fetched. NASA will send a…
Researchers detect bromine atoms in springtime Arctic

July 2, 2019

For the first time, researchers at the University of Michigan have detected bromine atoms in the atmosphere, and…
100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt

June 19, 2019

The Arctic is melting faster than we thought it would. In fact, Arctic ice extent is at a record…
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic

June 19, 2019

Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But…
Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year

June 18, 2019

New NASA data shows that Jakobshavn Glacier – Greenland’s fastest-moving and fastest-thinning glacier for most of the 2000s…
Artificial cooling of Arctic soil safeguards global genetic material

June 5, 2019

Artificial cooling and creative engineering solutions are key to taking good care of the backup copies of the…
First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

May 29, 2019

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove…
Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain

May 23, 2019

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer…
Researchers detail marine viruses from pole to pole

April 29, 2019

New research provides the most complete account to date of the viruses that impact the world’s oceans, increasing…
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy

April 25, 2019

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by…
Polar vortex unleashes bitter cold

January 24, 2019

Winter is here. Millions of people across the United States are dealing with dangerously low temperatures following a…
Record levels of mercury released by thawing permafrost in Canadian Arctic

December 10, 2018

Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to…
Oil spills could harm the Arctic more than expected

October 13, 2018

The Arctic sea ice is melting due to climate change. This creates an increased interest in exploring the…
Polar bears gorged on whale carcasses to survive past warm periods, but strategy won’t suffice as climate warms

October 12, 2018

Polar bears likely survived past warm periods in the Arctic, when sea ice cover was low, by scavenging…
With Thick Ice Gone, Arctic Sea Ice Changes More Slowly

October 12, 2018

The Arctic Ocean’s blanket of sea ice has changed since 1958 from predominantly older, thicker ice to mostly…
Finding Open Water in Greenland’s Icy Seas

October 2, 2018

“Three, two, one … drop!” Researchers in NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign heard that phrase 239 times this…
2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum Extent Tied for Sixth Lowest on Record

September 28, 2018

Arctic sea ice likely reached its 2018 lowest extent on Sept. 19 and again on Sept. 23, according…
Melting Arctic ice revamping world’s shipping routes—prompting China’s “Polar Silk Road”

September 21, 2018

Rising temperatures are melting the Arctic ice, opening new shipping routes and prompting world powers to jostle for…
In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry

September 5, 2018

Over the past several decades, the Arctic has begun to show signs of significant ecological upheaval. The rate…
Climate change has the Arctic seeing green

August 29, 2018

As temperatures in the Arctic rise in response to climate change, vegetation has invaded areas once too frigid…
NASA Launching Advanced Laser to Measure Earth’s Changing Ice

August 25, 2018

Next month, NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, beginning a mission…
NASA Gets Up Close with Greenland’s Melting Ice

August 24, 2018

With a new research plane and a new base to improve its chances of outsmarting Atlantic hurricanes, NASA’s…
Ecosystems Are Getting Greener in the Arctic

August 21, 2018

Berkeley Lab scientists develop technique to better predict how plants in cold regions respond to warming. In recent…
Pacific Ocean’s Effect on Arctic Warming

August 8, 2018

New research, led by former Carnegie postdoctoral fellow Summer Praetorius, shows that changes in the heat flow of…
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