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polar vortex beware
2014-11-06 16:16:10

For all those hoping the Polar Vortex was merely a frosty memory of winter 2013/2014, we have some bad news: It's back. And it's returning next week.

Polar Bear Diets Change Climate Change
2014-01-23 13:03:52

Polar bears are able to switch up their diet in order to help them survive the warming Arctic, according to a new study.

2013-08-01 08:34:07

Slight changes in the timing of the annual loss of sea-ice in polar regions could have dire consequences for polar ecosystems, by allowing a lot more sunlight to reach the sea floor.

Different Genetic Mechanisms Used By Antarctic and Arctic Insects To Cope With Lack of Water
2013-03-13 08:00:08

Although they live in similarly extreme ecosystems at opposite ends of the world, Antarctic insects appear to employ entirely different methods at the genetic level to cope with extremely dry conditions than their counterparts that live north of the Arctic Circle

Autonomous Machine Makes Over-ice Travel Safer
2013-03-04 11:09:54

A century after Western explorers first crossed the dangerous landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have successfully deployed a self-guided robot that uses ground-penetrating radar to map deadly crevasses hidden in ice-covered terrains.

Antarctica’s Halley VI Now Open For Business
2013-02-05 18:39:33

A new scientific research facility in Antarctica has now officially opened, helping to bring a modern twist to adventuring to the most southern part of our world.

Composition Of Microbial Populations Determined By Freshwater Flows Into The Arctic And Southern Oceans
2012-10-11 08:05:22

Part of NSF's International Polar Year research portfolio, the six-nation study indicates that shallow-water populations have little in common

Arctic Crustaceans Survive Ice Melt By Migrating Via Deep Ocean Currents
2012-09-14 11:29:59

As climate change tightens its grip on the polar regions, many biologists are investigating how different species that live there are being affected by increasing temperatures and decreasing polar ice.

2012-04-04 20:35:14

Today the U.S. National Research Council released a synthesis of reports from thousands of scientists in 60 countries who took part in the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-08, the first in over 50 years to offer a benchmark for environmental conditions and new discoveries in the polar regions.

Europe Hammered By Winter, Is North America Next?
2012-02-18 04:40:38

For the first half of this year's winter, the big news was warm temperatures and lack of snow. Ski resorts were covered in bare dirt, while January temperatures in southern California topped July highs.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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