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Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

22 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.

The Inuit Woman Who Survived the Arctic Alone

Ada Blackjack had no wilderness skills before she was forced to fend for herself on a remote Arctic island—and outlived four male explorers

The Arctic is heating up faster than anywhere else

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The year 2017 officially took third place in the competition for hottest year on record, behind 2016, the warmest year, and 2015 the second warmest, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....

Mothers and young struggle as Arctic warms

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners reveals for the first time the ways in which wild weather swings and extreme icing events are negatively impacting the largest land mammal of the Earth's polar realms -- the muskoxen. Show More Summary

United Airlines Salutes Winter Olympians, and Its Own Employees, as Superheroes in New Ads

Air Raider. Arctic Angel. King Quad. Storm Tamer. Winged Wonder. These are some of the "superheroes" appearing in mcgarrbowen's new United Airlines campaign ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month. We're not talking about marvels (or even Marvels) who leap tall buildings in a single bound, spin...

New technique for finding life on Mars

(Frontiers) Miniaturized scientific instruments and new microbiology techniques successfully identified and characterized microorganisms living in Arctic permafrost -- one of the closest analogs to Mars on Earth. By avoiding delays that...Show More Summary

Warming Arctic climate constrains life in cold-adapted mammals

Despite the growth in knowledge about the effects of a warming Arctic on its cold-adapted species, how these changes affect animal populations is poorly understood. Research efforts have been hindered by the area's remoteness and complex logistics required to gain access.

Warming Arctic climate constrains life in cold-adapted mammals

(Colorado State University) A new study led by Joel Berger has uncovered previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation and ice tidal surges on the muskoxen.

Animals Are Shrinking and Freezing to Death in a Changing Arctic

Unusual weather brought by climate change is making it tough for muskoxen to get food—and sometimes even entombs them in ice.

Netflix Recommendations: Under an Arctic Sky

Netflix Recommendations: Under an Arctic Sky AoiroStudio Jan 18, 2018 It's been a little while since our last Netflix Recommendation, we have one for you now. It's 40 minutes short documentary I watched last Sunday during a casual cold day in Canada. Show More Summary

2019 Audi Q3 spied testing in the snow

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The second-generation Audi Q3 has been spied again, this time undergoing testing in the snow-filled Arctic north of Sweden. Compared to the vehicle spied in Germany last October, this vehicle only exposes more of its tail-light design. Thanks to the reflectivity of the snowy landscape, we do we get to see some more of the […]

Martha Stewart Wants To Take You On A Trip To Prevent Doomsday

Enter to win a trip to the Svalbard Seed Vault in the Arctic, as part of a fundraiser to make sure we always have a way to restart the world’s agriculture after a disaster. It the world’s crops are ever decimated by war, agricultural...Show More Summary

Across the South, it's snow, ice and record-breaking cold

The South awoke Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess that caused problems as far south as the Gulf Coast. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, then came below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities. The snowfall sabotaged morning rush hour before...

Arctic photosynthetic capacity and carbon dioxide assimilation underestimated by terrestrial biosphere models

Carbon uptake and loss from the Arctic is highly sensitive to climate change, and these processes are poorly represented in computational models of the Earth. A key challenge is representing carbon dioxide uptake by plants in the Arctic. Show More Summary

Frigid Cold Following Snow to Southern States

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills. Dangerous, icy roads are reported from Texas and Louisana east to Georgia and North Carolina. (Jan. 17)        

Climate Change Paves the Way for Canadian Community’s Coastal Highway

The climate is changing in Canada's Arctic, and for one community that's heralded bittersweet news. After decades of petitioning the government, they finally have a year-round road to drive on. The seasonal ice road was being eaten away by global warming.

N. Carolina governor declares emergency ahead of snow, cold

An Arctic wave of wintry weather is expected to spread snow across the width of North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. Schools closed early Tuesday from the Tennessee … Click to Continue »

Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

(ETH Zurich) ETH researchers reveal why Arctic sea ice began to melt in the middle of winter two years ago -- and that the increased melting of ice in summer is linked to recurring periods of fair weather.

The Coldest Village in the World Is Hit by Arctic Snap

The village’s electronic thermometer, installed to showcase the town’s famously wintry climes, reportedly broke after hitting -62 degrees Fahrenheit this week.

Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius for several days in parts of the Arctic. Temperatures of up to eight degrees were registered north of Svalbard. Show More Summary

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