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Save the Arctic (Greenpeace)

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Arctic Portal (NASA), Arctic Gateway, ArcticIs, Arctic Portal (Wikipedia), DMOZ Tools

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Arctic : of, relating to, or suitable for use at the north pole or the region near it arctic waters arctic animals arctic clothing (often capitalized) — Webster

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Encyclopedia

Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, with predominantly treeless permafrost-containing tundra. Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places.

The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth’s ecosystems. For example, the cultures in the region and the Arctic indigenous peoples have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions. In recent years, Arctic sea ice decline has been caused by global warming. Life in the Arctic includes organisms living in the ice, zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies. Arctic land is bordered by the subarctic. — Wikipedia

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Science

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The Arctic is an Ecosystem (Bill Heal, The ArcticIs)

Preservation

History

Arctic Exploration (Wikipedia)

U.S.S. Jeannette

The Hair-Raising Tale of the U.S.S. Jeannette’s Ill-Fated 1879 Polar Voyage (Simon Worrall, National Geographic)
USS Jeannette (Wikipedia)

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OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

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Arctic News (Blogspot)

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Arctic Deeply, Phys.org, NPR, Reuters

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USA.gov

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Saariselka, Finland)

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Future

The Future of the Arctic is Global (Christa Marshall & Lisa Friedman, Scientific American)

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Arctic In-depth coverage of the issues affecting the circumpolar Arctic and its 4 million inhabitants, featuring reporting, analysis, expert interviews and commentary.

  • Thank You, Deeply
    by John Thompson on September 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    An important message for the Arctic Deeply community.

  • Building a Home for Labrador’s Inuit Cultural...
    by Susan Nerberg on September 15, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Construction is wrapping up on the Illusuak Cultural Centre, a striking wooden structure being built on the shores of the North Atlantic in Nain, Canada, to celebrate the region’s Inuit heritage.

  • Uncovering Clues About the Arctic’s Past...
    by Megan Stewart on September 14, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Arctic cruise passengers are being enlisted to help analyze logbooks kept by whalers nearly two centuries ago in an effort to better understand how sea ice in the region has shrunk.

  • Proposed Port and Road in Canada’s Central...
    by Gloria Dickie on September 13, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Nunavut is pushing for federal cash to help advance a mining project that would bring badly needed jobs to the territory’s northwest. But critics – including territorial government biologists – worry about the impact on a nearby barren-ground caribou herd.

  • Canada’s New Arctic Research Facility Prepares...
    by Brian Owens on September 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

    The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay will serve as a base for scientists studying everything from the region’s changing cryosphere to how to best deploy renewable energy projects in northern communities.


Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories Phys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • Sea surface temperature and air quality: Research...
    on April 13, 2021 at 11:52 am

    As the foremost economic zone in China, the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region has recently been experiencing more frequent haze events, resulting in dramatic damages to human and ecosystem health.

  • How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to...
    on April 9, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Peatlands are one of the most valuable terrestrial ecosystems in our fight against climate change. These deep layers of partially decayed plants and other organic material are tens of thousands of years old.

  • Too many bears and penguins: Cartoons forget...
    on April 7, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Sara Moreno, Tatiana Pina and Martí Domínguez, researchers at the University of Valencia, have shown the over-representation of iconic animals of climate change, such as polar bears and penguins, in cartoons that address the climate emergency. In a scientific article, for which they have reviewed 1,022 of these illustrations, they conclude that, regardless of their geographical origin, cartoonists tend to avoid the use of native animals and show very little biodiversity in their drawings, […]

  • Tibetan Plateau will warm faster than expected
    on April 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    The Tibetan Plateau, known as 'the roof of the world,' has warmed more rapidly than global average in the past decades. The observed warming of the Tibetan Plateau since 1960s can be attributed to human activities, particularly greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the Plateau may warm faster in the future than climate models projected, according to a study recently published in Environmental Research Letters.

  • Human activities sound an alarm for sea life
    on April 6, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Humans have altered the ocean soundscape by drowning out natural noises relied upon by many marine animals, from shrimp to sharks.