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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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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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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.

  • Historic specimens highlight the key role viruses...
    on April 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    As we continue to manage the ongoing pandemic, the role that viruses play has never been more relevant. They are present and attack pretty much every single living organism, from the biggest whale to the smallest bacteria, including a type of blue-green algae known as cyanobacteria.

  • Natural reserve sites host researchers and...
    on April 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Amid the extreme aridity of the vast Colorado Desert of eastern San Diego County, a ribbon of greenery allows life to thrive.

  • The 'heat bombs' destroying Arctic sea ice
    on April 27, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    A team led by physical oceanographers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, and including Bangor University scientist, shows in a new study how plumes of warm water are flowing into the Arctic Ocean from the Pacific Ocean and accelerating sea ice melt from below.

  • Lesson from Arctic sea-ice prediction in 2020:...
    on April 26, 2021 at 11:51 am

    As an indicator and amplifier of global climate change, the Arctic's health and stability is the cornerstone of the stability of our climate system. It has far-reaching impacts on ecosystems, coastal resilience and human settlements in the middle and high latitudes.

  • There aren't enough trees in the world to offset...
    on April 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding its way up a mountainside in central Costa Rica, light-headed from diesel fumes as I clutched my many suitcases. They contained thousands of test tubes and sample vials, a toothbrush, a waterproof notebook and two changes of clothes.