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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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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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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.

  • Record-high Arctic freshwater will flow to...
    on February 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Freshwater is accumulating in the Arctic Ocean. The Beaufort Sea, which is the largest Arctic Ocean freshwater reservoir, has increased its freshwater content by 40% over the past two decades. How and where this water will flow into the Atlantic Ocean is important for local and global ocean conditions.

  • Can polar bears and narwhals cling on as the ice...
    on February 24, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    As part of the Journal of Experimental Biology's Special Issue dedicated to climate change, Anthony Pagano (San Diego Zoo Global, USA) and Terrie Williams (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA), discuss the impact of environmental change on two iconic polar species; the polar bear and narwhal. Their review article is published in Journal of Experimental Biology.

  • Alaska thunderstorms may triple with climate...
    on February 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Warming temperatures will potentially alter the climate in Alaska so profoundly later this century that the number of thunderstorms will triple, increasing the risks of widespread flash flooding, landslides, and lightning-induced wildfires, new research finds.

  • Effects of past ice ages more widespread than...
    on February 22, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Cold temperatures, prevalent during glacial periods, had a significant impact on past and modern unglaciated landscapes across much of North America, according to a recent study by University of Arkansas geologist Jill A. Marshall.

  • Shrubs and soils: A hot topic in the cool tundra
    on February 16, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Climate change is rapid in the Arctic. As the climate warms, shrubs expand towards higher latitudes and altitudes. Researcher Julia Kemppinen together with her colleagues investigated the impacts of dwarf shrubs on tundra soils in the sub-Arctic Fennoscandia.