The Arctic “doomsday” seed vault just received a deposit of 50,000 new seeds. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world’s largest repository of seeds and was built to ensure the protection of our food source should a natural or man-made...Show More Summary
Trash litter levels on the Arctic ocean floor are rising fast, with concentrations at one deep-sea station rising 20-fold in just a decade, according to new research from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine...Show More Summary
“Case closed,” he says.
The First Nations people of the Canadian Arctic and Alaska tell of a mythical ancient creature known as the tiriarnaq, or “weasel bear.” According to interviews with indigenous peoples, this animal has a longer neck than most polar bears, is incredibly fast, and resembles a weasel. In...
Leave it to Mr. Chris Burkard to further his digital prowess as one of the biggest adventure photographers in the world. Today, Burkard announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund the world tour premiere for his new movie “Under an Arctic Sky”. Show More Summary
Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened nearly a decade ago as master backup to world's other seed banks
As warmer Arctics let killer whales roam farther, the effects could be dramatic.
Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes are associated with diminishing sea ice cover, according to a study published in the journal Biology Letters and led by the University of California, Davis.
Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century. The new results challenge the perception that Arctic sea ice extent was unperturbed by human-caused climate change until the 1970s.
(American Geophysical Union) Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century.
Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops.
Nearly 10 years ago, a group of scientists got together to build the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle, to prepare for a world threatened by climate change, wars, and natural disasters. According to The Crop Trust, an organization...Show More Summary
As mysterious radiation spread over the Arctic and south into Europe last month, conspiracy theorists quickly claimed Russia had restarted n...
Claire L. Parkinson’s scientific paper “Arctic sea ice decay simulated for a CO 2 -induced temperature rise” was published in Climate Change in 1979, the peer-reviewed journal, when it was just 2 years old. So was the Vermont native’s doctorate in g eography and climatology. Show More Summary
As mysterious radiation spread over the Arctic and south into Europe last month, conspiracy theorists quickly claimed Russia had restarted nuclear testing at Novaya Zemlya, the Drive reports. But the truth is—probably—a lot less menacing. According to the Independent Barents Observer, a spike in the radioactive isotope Iodine-131...
The new Volvo XC40 has been spied undergoing extreme cold weather testing in the Arctic region of Sweden. Despite the camouflage and false body panels, we can see that the XC40 will be very closely related to 2016’s 40.1 Concept, with short front and rear overhangs, hockey stick-style rear lights, and a side window line […]
NASA predicts that the Arctic Ocean will be basically ice-free during the summers about 30 years from now. That's good news for prospective vacation-home developers up that way (truly a niche market), and for the rest of us, the good news is that increasingly good pinot noir is coming out of the...
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle has received a major deposit of nearly 50,000 seed samples from around the world, bringing the total number of seeds stored at the remote facility to nearly one million. This latest deposit—one of the largest ever—is a critical step in ensuring global food security… Read more...
Tens of thousands of wind-powered pumps could freeze more sea ice during the Arctic winter, thereby preserving more summer sea ice, researchers propose.
The Kangerlussuaq region of southwest Greenland is a 3,728-square-mile corridor stretching from the ice sheet to the Labrador Sea. In this area near the top of the world, landscape and ecosystem diversity abounds. Flora and fauna range...Show More Summary