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Yellow-cedar Are Dying In Alaska: Scientists Now Know Why
2012-02-02 05:00:32

Yellow-cedar, a culturally and economically valuable tree in southeastern Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia, has been dying off across large expanses of these areas for the past 100 years. But no one could say why–until now. "The cause of tree death, called yellow-cedar decline, is now known to be a form of root freezing that occurs during cold weather in late winter and early spring, but only when snow is not present on the ground," explains Pacific Northwest Research...

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2012-01-28 08:44:29

Rising temperatures and melting ice could prove to be an economic boon to Russia, thanks to the revitalization of a Soviet-era maritime shipping route along the coast of Siberia, according to Reuters reports on Friday. That path is known as the Northern Sea Route and to links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through a route along the nation's Arctic coast from Murmansk on the Barents Sea to the Bering Strait and the Far East. Previously known as the Northeast Passage, the route, which...

2012-01-26 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth quarter and full-year highlights with comparison to 2010: Fourth quarter net income, excluding special items, of $37.2 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, compared to net income of $47.4 million, or $1.28 per diluted share. This quarter's results compare to a First Call mean estimate of $1.14 per share. Record full-year net income, excluding special items, of $287.4 million, or $7.83 per diluted share, compared to $262.6 million, or $7.14...

2012-01-25 14:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief, The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010, that shows almost half (44 percent) of this population, or 2.3 million people, reported being American Indian and Alaska Native in combination with one or more other races. This multiracial group grew by 39 percent from 2000 to 2010. Overall, 5.2 million people, or 1.7 percent of all people in the United States, identified as...

Image 1 - Scientists Find An Abundance Of Fresh Water In The Arctic
2012-01-23 08:09:14

[ Watch the Video ] A massive pool of fresh water in the Arctic Ocean -- a result of melting ice and river runoff -- has been discovered by British scientists who believe it is expanding and could lower temperatures in Europe by causing the ocean current to slow down. Scientists from University College London and Britain´s National Oceanography Center found that the western Arctic´s sea surface has risen by 6 inches since 2002. The rise could be due strong Arctic winds...

Massive Snowfall Causing Havoc For Alaskan Cities
2012-01-11 14:03:02

The Alaskan fishing town of Cordova, already virtually buried under more than 15 feet of snow this winter, received several more inches Tuesday as members of the National Guard had arrived to help residents clear roads and rooftops in danger of collapsing under the weight of the precipitation. Reports of the accumulated snowfall in the village, home to some 2,000 residents, vary. On Monday, Rachel D'Oro and Mary Pemberton of the Associated Press (AP) said that at least 10 feet of snow had...

Image 1 - Russian River Runoff Freshening Beaufort Sea
2012-01-05 13:33:42

According to findings published in the journal Nature, Russian river water was diverted hundreds of miles to a different part of the ocean in response to a decades-long shift in atmospheric pressure. Researchers found that a low pressure pattern created by the Arctic Oscillation from 2005 to 2008 drew Russian river water away from the Eurasian Basin and into the Beaufort Sea. This diversion resulted in adding 10 feet of freshwater over the central part of the Beaufort Sea. "Knowing...

SMOS Versatility Offers Sea Ice Mapping
2011-12-21 04:27:20

ESA´s SMOS mission is proving to be extremely versatile. Not only does this pioneering satellite offer crucial data on soil moisture and ocean salinity, but it can also map the thickness of ice floating in the polar seas. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite carries an innovative passive microwave radiometer to capture images of ℠brightness temperature´. These images correspond to microwave radiation emitted from Earth´s surface and can be related to...

2011-11-25 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26: AMERICAN INDIAN BUSINESS TRENDS Profile America -- Saturday, November 26th. As National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month draws to a close, attention is being focused on the increasing role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in the country's economy....

2011-11-02 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3: AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH Profile America -- Thursday, November 3rd. This is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, with a wide variety of events planned across the country. It's estimated that there are 5 million American Indians and Alaska...


Latest Arctic Ocean Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

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2007-10-23 16:48:25

The Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus), or Square Flipper Seal, is a seal found in or near to the Arctic Ocean. Its most characteristic feature is the whiskers on its face. When dry, the whiskers curl up giving the bearded seal a raffish look. Other distinguishable features are the square fore-flippers and thick bristles pn their muzzles. Adults are grayish-brown in color, darker on the back, rarely with a few faint spots on the back or dark spots on the flanks. Occasionally the face and...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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