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Save the Arctic (Greenpeace)

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Polar Regions Arctic, Antarctica

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Portal

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

Dictionary

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

Encyclopædia Britannica

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)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

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OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Blog

Arctic News (Blogspot)

News

Arctic Deeply, Phys.org, NPR, Reuters

Book

ISBNdb

Government

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USA.gov

Expression

Fun

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Saariselka, Finland)

Adventure

Poem

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.

  • Scientists find link between fast-melting Arctic...
    on September 29, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    An international team of researchers have sounded new alarm bells about the changing chemistry of the western region of the Arctic Ocean after discovering acidity levels increasing three to four times faster than ocean waters elsewhere.

  • Receding ice leaves Canada's polar bears at...
    on September 29, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Sprawled on rocky ground far from sea ice, a lone Canadian polar bear sits under a dazzling sun, his white fur utterly useless as camouflage.

  • Climate change is making lakes less blue
    on September 22, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    If global warming persists, blue lakes worldwide are at risk of turning green-brown, according to a new study which presents the first global inventory of lake color. Shifts in lake water color can indicate a loss of ecosystem health. The new research was published in Geophysical Research Letters.

  • Gut microbiomes help bears with very different...
    on September 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

    A recent study of the gut microbiome of Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos) shows that the microbial life in bears' guts allows them to achieve comparable size and fat stores while eating widely different diets. The work sheds light on the role of the gut microbiome in supporting health in wild omnivores.

  • Walking back in time to learn about the future of...
    on September 21, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    There's a freezer door in the mountainside outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Tom Douglas opens it and we step inside, breathing in cold air and musky dust as we start to walk back through time.