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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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Arctic sea ice decline driving ocean...
on October 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm
Phytoplankton blooms that form the base of the marine food web are expanding northward into ice-free waters where they have never been seen before, according to new research. […]
Confronting climate change in the age of denial
on October 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm
People are hard-wired to respond to stories, but climate-denial narratives can be just as compelling as those that convey the facts about global warming. A new collection, "Confronting Climate Change in the Age of Denial," publishing 9 October in the open access journal PLOS Biology, explores the challenges and pitfalls of using stories to communicate scientific evidence around climate change, offering both caveats and potential solutions to telling evidence-based climate change stories that […]
In the absence of bees, flies are responsible for...
on October 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Mikko Tiusanen, MSc, in his doctoral dissertation, investigated the structure and functioning of plants and their pollinators in Arctic regions. […]
Alaskan carbon assessment has implications for...
on October 5, 2018 at 5:49 pm
Alaska's land mass is equal to the size of one-fifth of the continental United States, yet stores about half of the country's terrestrial—both upland and wetland - carbon stores and fluxes. The carbon is not only stored in vegetation and soil, but also in vital freshwater ecosystems even though lakes and ponds, rivers, streams, and springs only cover a small amount of landmass in Alaska. […]
Climate change efforts should focus on...
on October 4, 2018 at 9:00 am
Ambitious and rapid action is needed to reduce climate change and its impacts—and the first broad-scale assessment of ocean-based solutions shows the focus should be on the oceans. The study looks at the feasibility of 13 ocean-based measures to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), counteract ocean warming and/or reduce impacts like ocean acidification and sea-level rise. It identifies ocean-based renewable energy as the most promising, and several local marine conservation and […]