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Zuck’s photos from Facebook’s futuristic Arctic data center

Why pay for air conditioning when you can just build a data center near the Arctic Circle and pump in the frosty winds? That’s why Facebook created these massive fans for its Luleå, Sweden data center. In hopes of proving that Facebook’s 10-year plan goes way beyond the News Feed, Mark Zuckerberg has begun sharing rare photos of the company’s technology. Here’s his… Read More

Review: Long Way North Captivates, Exploring the Arctic and Coming-of-Age - 4.5 out of 5 stars

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Rémi Chayé's Long Way North is coming to the United States this Friday, and it's a gorgeous treat.

Naval Whodunit: How the Doomed Crew of Arctic Expedition Died

The crew on the doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition aimed at navigating the fabled Northwest Passage likely didn't die of scurvy, but rather from tuberculosis, respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease, a new study finds.

Mark Zuckerberg Just Shared Rare Photos of Facebook's Data Center In The Arctic

The Facebook CEO's images offer a peek at the advanced technology it is using at its massive center in the forests of Northern Sweden. The Facebook CEO's images offer a peek at the advanced technology it is using at its massive center in the forests of Northern Sweden. Show More Summary

Biogeochemistry: Long-term effects of permafrost thaw

9 hours agoAcademics : Nature

Carbon emissions from the Arctic tundra could increase drastically as global warming thaws permafrost. Clues now obtained about the long-term effects of such thawing on carbon dioxide emissions highlight the need for more data.

The Arctic Is Melting, and Fast. But Maybe Data Can Save It

A group of 28 nations are meeting in Washington DC to work on better ways to map and track Arctic sea ice loss. The post The Arctic Is Melting, and Fast. But Maybe Data Can Save It appeared first on WIRED.

Book of the week: 'Seeds on Ice' opens the door to an Arctic vault that could secure the future of food

Deep inside a mountain on a Norwegian island near the Arctic Circle, at the end of a tunnel carved into the stone and permafrost, is a vault like a treasure box — a storage facility not for riches or government documents, but for seeds. What this is and how and why it came to be built in such a...

Many Options Within Arctic's F14 Fan Family

Arctic announced its new F14 fan series, which consists of six new 140 mm fans with a wide variety of features.

Red Flags Over the Arctic’s Future

A new white paper reviews climate impacts already underway in the Arctic, and examines further changes expected to take place even if the world meets the goals of the Paris Agreement. It will be presented today at a meeting at the White House of national-level science ministers and advisors from around the world.

Why the Next NATO-Russia Crisis Could Go Down in the Arctic

Mike Scrafton Security, Bad news.  The Arctic is a region where great power competition will play out in coming years. Russia has significant strategic and economic interests in the region, and for China the Arctic may prove to have important security and economic benefits bearing on East Asia and on energy and food security. Show More Summary

Cruises with wild sights from lush rainforests to Arctic thrills

There are cruises that take you along the Panama Canal, to Uruguay and its rich architecture and among the craggy icebergs of Alaska - plus trips to the forested islands around Borneo.

Flies are the key pollinators of the High Arctic

Forget the view of the Arctic as an icy desert devoid of life. The Arctic summer is buzzing with insects – and here as everywhere else, plants rely on them for pollination. But who are the insects driving the pollination services across...Show More Summary

Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland ice sheet records information about Arctic temperature and climate going back to more than 120 000 years ago. But new research from the Niels Bohr Institute among others reveals that the ice doesn't just tell us about the situation in the air and on the land – it can also tell us about what was happening at sea. Show More Summary

Mesmerizing Photos of Abandoned Structures in the High Arctic

High above Norway, in the cold depths of the Arctic Ocean, lies the Svalbard archipelago. Located some 650 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of long, dark winters and breathtaking landscapes populated by Arctic foxes, reindeer and polar bears. Show More Summary

As Norway's Arctic draws visitors, more polar bears get shot

ON BOARD THE POLARSYSSEL (Reuters) - More polar bears are being shot dead on Norway's remote Arctic islands, where dangerous encounters with humans are getting more frequent as visitors increase and global warming melts the sea ice on which the creatures roam.

hiking & paddling Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

17 hours agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

… to Anaktuvuk, float southwest on the John River, hike west to the Alatna River, float southeast on the Alatna to access the Arrigetch, cross the Arrigetch, float northwest on the Noatak River, hike southwest to the Ambler River, and … Continue reading ?

Parks Canada confirms HMS Terror found

Parks Canada has confirmed that the shipwreck discovered in Terror Bay by the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) is indeed the HMS Terror. The crew of the ARF’s research vessel Martin Bergmann notified the government agency of their find on September 11th. Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team arrived to explore the wreck on September 15th. With [...]

Canada confirms Arctic discovery of 200-year-old ship

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Canada's parks department on Monday confirmed the discovery of a British exploration ship that vanished during a storied Arctic expedition in 1846. The statement comes two weeks after scientists from the Arctic Research Foundation announced...Show More Summary

Arctic Indigenous Leaders Share Priorities in Advance of White House Arctic Science Ministerial

Getting a hands on demonstration from salmon fisherwomen. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) President Obama visited Alaska in 2015 to observe first-hand the extreme disruptions affecting the Arctic region due to climate change and highlight the role of science in understanding and responding to these changes. Show More Summary

Weather: Cool air, rain on the way (fingers crossed)

Forecast predicts heave wave to wave goodbye Last time San Francisco was this hot going into October it was 64 million years ago in the Paleocene Era, when palm trees grew in the Arctic Circle. (Note: It’s possible we’re a bit off about that record; our fact checker passed out from the heat.) But help is on the way. Show More Summary

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