Rudolph the reindeer is having a glittering antler makeover - the latest attempt to halt some of the thousands of road deaths of the roaming caribou in the wilds of Finland. The antlers of 20 reindeer have been painted with various ...
TWO explorers will lock themselves in a freezer tonight as they prepare to embark on the first Irish expedition to the North Pole. Teammates Mike O'Shea and Dr. Clare O'Leary will be the first people to trek to ...
"The owl is truly a messenger, and in an irruption, the messenger comes to us", says wildlife photographer Paul Bannick. The first time most people hear the word, "irruption", they tend to conflate it with a similar-sounding word and visions ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
A new NASA study finds that warmer than normal waters from rivers draining into the Arctic Ocean each summer are eating away at the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Led by Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ... FULL ARTICLE AT Environmental News Network
The United States Navy is drawing up a plan to operate in what is rapidly becoming a seasonally-open Arctic Ocean, and thus a new theater of operations.
The amount of sea ice that covers the Arctic Ocean at the end ... FULL ARTICLE AT Mashable
According to the latest report from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), this winter exhibited a series of particularities, especially in terms of the vast differences between temperature levels in the Arctic and over the United States ...FULL ARTICLE AT Softpedia
A group of investigators at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, was recently able to determine in a new study that Arctic sea ice melt rates are heavily influenced by the increasing amount of warm water rivers ... FULL ARTICLE AT Softpedia
Summit Voice: Averaged across the Arctic, the melt season is lengthening by five days each decade, with much of the change coming in the fall, when a warmer ocean simply takes longer to freeze than in the past. “The extent ... FULL ARTICLE AT EcoEarth
It seems like 2 weeks has passed since we last wrote in this blog. We had hit the Ice hotel in Kiruna Sweden where we had spent the first night in a warm room - then we were up and at ... FULL ARTICLE AT Travellerspoint
Nature World News: The Arctic sea ice season is shortening by five days per decade, with the appearance of sea ice becoming delayed by warmer weather, according to new research. Writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, University College London ...FULL ARTICLE AT EcoEarth
"Albedo" is derived from the Latin word for "white". Scientists use it to describe the reflectivity of a surface — how what a surface is made of changes the amount of light it reflects. The melting of snow, ice, and permafrost ... FULL ARTICLE AT Boing Boing
(Phys.org) —The ice-free season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade, according to new research from a team including Prof Julienne Stroeve (UCL Earth Sciences). New analysis of satellite data shows the Arctic Ocean absorbing ... FULL ARTICLE AT PhysOrg.com
Last week, Beijing couple Zhang and Liang held their long-postponed wedding in Antarctica after getting engaged in the Arctic 28 years earlier. The ceremony was live-streamed back to China, where relatives and friends witnessed the first Chinese wedding in Antarctica ... FULL ARTICLE AT Shanghaiist
Right now, downtown Austin is bracing itself for the calm before the storm. In just four days (7), annual music, interactive and film mega-convention South by SouthWest (SXSW) will begin, and won’t let up until the following Sunday (16 ... FULL ARTICLE AT Metal Insider
With glaciers firing off more icebergs into the Atlantic than ever before, it shouldn't be surprising that people are envisioning futures that make the most of the dystopian realities a climate-changed world could bring. Cities that float around the ... FULL ARTICLE AT Gizmodo
If this sounds like it's coming straight from an episode of X-Files, that's because it is. Well, almost
Scientists studying microorganisms buried in Siberian permafrost, a layer of permanently frozen soil that rings the Arctic, found and revived ... FULL ARTICLE AT Mashable
People in the UK and Ireland were given a rare glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, after the natural display lit up skies across the region from Thursday night through Friday morning. The red and ... FULL ARTICLE AT Newsvine
Mr. Emerick may have wanted Mr. Nye to say "Arctic sea ice, but he did say Antarctic sea ice. Whether he misspoke during the debate or not, I don't know, Click to Continue » FULL ARTICLE AT The Sun Herald
The Arctic (pronounced /ˈɑrktɪk/ or /ˈɑrtɪk/) is the region around the Earth's North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. The Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean (which overlies the North Pole) and parts of Canada, Greenland (a territory of Denmark), Russia, the United States (Alaska), Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The word Arctic comes from the Greek αρκτικός (arktikos),... Full
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