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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, Deeplyby 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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- Unlocking the secrets of killer whale diets and...on May 19, 2022 at 1:05 pm
Killer whale populations are invading the Arctic, causing significant disruptions to an ecosystem already deeply affected by climate change. A team of McGill researchers has discovered new clues to understand how killer whales impact their environment—by reconstructing their diets using the lipids in their blubber.
- Satellite monitoring of biodiversity moves within...on May 19, 2022 at 9:00 am
Global biodiversity assessments require the collection of data on changes in plant biodiversity on an ongoing basis. Researchers from the universities of Zurich and Montréal have now shown that plant communities can be reliably monitored using imaging spectroscopy, which in the future will be possible via satellite. This paves the way for near real-time global biodiversity monitoring.
- United States' ocean conservation efforts have...on May 18, 2022 at 4:00 am
More than 98% of U.S. waters outside the central Pacific Ocean are not part of a marine protected area, and the ones that are tend to be "lightly" or "minimally" protected from damaging human activity, research led by Oregon State University shows.
- How microplastics in the air are polluting the...on May 10, 2022 at 5:54 pm
Microplastics are being transported to some of the most remote places on Earth by the wind, according to new research involving the University of East Anglia. A new study published today in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment shows how wind transports these particles great distances, and much faster than water can.
- Are new carbon sinks appearing in the Arctic?on May 9, 2022 at 4:59 pm
In 2018, an international research group bored for soil samples in three sites around the Isfjorden fjord in Svalbard, which is part of Norway. The same phenomenon was seen at each boring site: mineral soil covered by a thin layer of organic matter. In other words, this layer contains a lot of carbon extracted from the atmosphere through photosynthesis.