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A Flood of Arctic Air

A massive pool of Arctic air is plunging south through the Great Plains. Triggered by a broad dip in the jet stream (an atmospheric trough), the dense, frigid air is sliding down along the Front Range and will soon encompass much ofShow More Summary

Canada caribou and monarch butterfly "endangered": experts

Canada's caribou population has reached "all-time low" levels, particularly in the eastern Arctic, where the animal was classified as endangered Monday along with the monarch butterfly, according to a committee of scientific experts...

What has been happening to the Arctic Sea ice?

Scientists are trying to figure out what has been happening to the Arctic Sea. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more on why its ice is melting.

Patagonia Presents The Refuge

This eye-opening film from Patagonia called The Refuge shines the spotlight on the Gwich’in people of Alaska and Canada and the debate about drilling in the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Watch Patagonia’s The Refuge right now: Wow, right? Sign the Care2 Petition and let’s defend the Arctic Refuge from oil drilling. Show More Summary

Why is China so quiet in negotiations about fisheries in the central Arctic Ocean?

China's capacity to participate in Arctic affairs is still weak. Anna Filipova/Reuters Nengye Liu, University of New England China has become more active in global governance issues. Its involvement in new regulations about the changing...Show More Summary

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon?

(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) Arctic permafrost contains large stores of organic carbon that have been locked in for thousands of years. As global temperatures rise, that permafrost is starting to melt, raising concerns about the impact on climate. Show More Summary

Patagonia’s New Catalogue Uses Florian Schulz’s Photos to Push Arctic Refuge Conservation

20 hours agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Patagonia is using their recent winter catalogue to raise awareness of an environmental issue they’ve been working on for years: Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other resource exploitation. The outdoor...Show More Summary

Polar Sea Ice the Size of India Vanishes in Record Heat

Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say. Against a trend of global warming and a steady retreat of ice at earth's northern tip…

ICYMI: Japan PM to visit Pearl Harbor, arctic blast expected, judge approves Mich. recount

Japan's Prime Minister to visit Hawaii for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would visit Hawaii on Dec. 26 and 27 for his final summit meeting with outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama... Show More Summary

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

(CAGE - Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment) Two-hundred million years of geological evolution of a fault in the Earth's crust has recently been dated. Published in Nature Communications, these new findings may be used to shed light on poorly understood pathways for methane release from the heart of our planet.

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon?

The Arctic's frozen ground contains large stores of organic carbon that have been locked in the permafrost for thousands of years. As global temperatures rise, that permafrost is starting to melt, raising concerns about the impact on the climate as organic carbon becomes exposed. Show More Summary

First arctic blast of season to shift weather patterns across US

By Linda Lam for The record warmth that much of the U.S. experienced this fall will just be a distant memory this week. A change is coming, courtesy of the first arctic blast of the season, arriving first in the western states early in the week, then spreading east throughout much of the Lower 48 into next weekend. Show More Summary

Bundle up! Arctic blast to put most of the U.S. in a deep freeze this week

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

The coldest weather of the season is forecast to roar across nearly the entire the U.S. this week        

Polar plunge to grip majority of contiguous US this week

By: Accuweather The coldest and most far-reaching arctic blast so far this season will spread across the majority of the contiguous United States this week. Frigid air from the depths of the Arctic will plunge into the United States as the jet stream (a fast-river of air along which storms travel) drops southward. Show More Summary

Frozen in awe: Braving the Arctic’s icy waters for two magical sights - killer whales and the Northern Lights

Mail on Sunday's Caroline Hendrie travelled to the Arctic in search of the Northern Lights and spotted pods of killer whales too. But there are also a whole host of other experiences.

Nonfiction: Arctic Folly: In Search of a Place That Doesn’t Exist

David Welky’s “A Wretched and Precarious Situation” tells the rather less epic story of the Crocker Land expedition.

Canada Designates Its Second And Largest Arctic Marine Protected Area

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A new marine protected area in the Canadian Arctic protects species and habitats, prevents oil and gas development and safeguards economic activities for Inuvialuit. A block of the Beaufort Sea off the Parry Peninsula in the Amundsen...Show More Summary

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