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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
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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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. […]
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Researchers report annual variability of...
on June 21, 2019 at 10:43 am
For the first time, an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) has investigated atmospheric ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in ice cores, which can provide insights on the type of cloud cover in the Arctic over the last 500 years. These INPs play an important role in the formation of ice in clouds, and thus have a major influence on the climate. So far, however, there are only a few measurements that date back only a few decades. The new […]
New evidence shows rapid response in the West...
on June 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm
New evidence shows that Arctic ecosystems undergo rapid, strong and pervasive environmental changes in response to climate shifts, even those of moderate magnitude, according to an international research team led by the University of Maine. […]
Arctic could face another scorching annus...
on June 19, 2019 at 8:06 am
Scientists say 2019 could be another annus horribilis for the Arctic with record temperatures already registered in Greenland—a giant melting icicle that threatens to submerge the world's coastal areas one day. […]
Tackling plastic pollution for communities and...
on June 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm
Take a moment to imagine yourself on a sun-kissed beach on Koh Rong, watching the sea foam onto the white sand and hearing the gentle rustle of tropical rainforest behind you. The stunning beaches and vibrant marine biodiversity of Koh Rong and Cambodia's other islands may be precious, but not all is idyllic. With each rising tide, waves of bottles, bags and other waste wash up on the shoreline, a symptom of the estimated eight million tons of plastic that seep into global oceans each […]
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic
on June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. […]