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2009-09-10 13:00:00

U.S.-led scientists conducting an ecosystem study of arctic warming say they've determined the arctic, as we know it, might soon be a thing of the past. The international team, led by Penn State University Associate Professor Eric Post, carried out studies of the biological response to arctic warming during the fourth International Polar Year that ended in 2008 and documented a wide range of responses by plants, birds, animals, insects and humans living in the region. Post said his team...

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2009-09-03 13:45:00

A new study indicates that Arctic temperatures suddenly increased during the last 50 years of the period from 1 AD to the year 2000. Because this warming occurred abruptly during the 20th Century while atmospheric greenhouse gases were accumulating, these findings provide additional evidence that humans are influencing climate.

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2009-09-02 13:15:49

Arctic thawing is likely to result in worldwide consequences - from an increase in greenhouse gases and global weather pattern changes.

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2009-08-20 15:10:00

Average ocean surface temperatures reached an all-time high in July, according to a new US agency report.

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2009-05-28 07:35:33

The National Science Foundation (NSF) made its first major award under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct the Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV).

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2009-04-29 05:55:00

Former Vice President Al Gore called for fast action to avert the potentially irreversible melting of the Earth’s ice.

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2009-04-28 15:32:50

Autonomous vehicle developed by the University of Washington is an element of Arctic Observing Network, an International Polar Year research priority.

2009-04-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing.

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2009-04-03 06:20:00

According to new analysis, arctic sea ice is melting so fast that the majority of it could be gone within the next 30 years.

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2009-04-01 09:46:11

Arctic reindeer herders are facing the challenges of adapting to climate change as a warmer Arctic climate makes it harder for herds to find food and navigate. To help them adapt, the ESA-backed Polar View initiative is providing the herders with satellite-based snow maps.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).