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Save the Arctic (Greenpeace)

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Arctic Portal (NASA), The Arctic Gateway, The ArcticIs, Arctic Portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

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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Encyclopedia

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

Encyclopædia Britannica

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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)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Education

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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 Archives

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USA.gov

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Poem

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.


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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 […]