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US House panel passes reconciliation bill protecting Arctic reserve from drilling

September 10, 2021 10:06 am

The bill also invests $3 billion in a Civilian Climate Corps, $9.5 billion for Great Lakes restoration and climate resiliency projects, and $2.5 billion to clean up abandoned hardrock mines.

New study shows how Arctic warming can cause severe winter weather

September 04, 2021 2:24 pm

A new study has now pointed out that these changes in the Arctic region induced by anthropogenic global warming have disrupted a wind system called Stratospheric Polar Vortex (SPV).

Expedition discovers island believed world’s northernmost

August 30, 2021 3:34 pm

The yet-to-be-named island is 780 meters north of Oodaaq, an island off Cape Morris Jesup, the northernmost point of Greenland and one of the most northerly points of land on Earth.

Novel AI tool to help predict Arctic sea ice loss

August 27, 2021 12:45 pm

The new sea ice forecasting framework fuses data from satellite sensors with the output of climate models in ways traditional systems simply couldn't achieve

Explained: What is the Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ that is now showing signs of melting earlier than scientists expected?

July 03, 2021 4:59 pm

In a paper published in the journal “Communications Earth & Environment”, researchers note that in August 2020 the area where the Last Ice Area (LIA) is located, experienced a record low concentration of sea ice

Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' shows earlier-than-expected melt

July 02, 2021 6:07 pm

While scientists have said most of the Arctic could be free of summer sea ice by midcentury, the Last Ice Area was not part of that equation.

Arctic blast puts Europe's homeless, travellers in peril

February 12, 2021 9:58 pm

German homeless aid group BAGW said Friday that four people have been found frozen to death since a blast of Arctic air brought freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall to much of the country last week.

When the Arctic warms, it will affect sea levels and precipitation patterns globally

January 02, 2021 8:50 am

It is in the Arctic that global warming presents its most dramatic face; the region is warming up twice as fast as the global average. The ice cap is shrinking fast — since 1980, the volume of Arctic sea ice has declined by as much as 75 per cent.

Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

October 12, 2020 5:25 pm

Much of the information will be used to improve scientists' models of global warming, particularly in the Arctic, where change has been happening at a faster pace than elsewhere on the planet.

Explained: What is the Arctic heatwave warming up Siberia?

June 25, 2020 10:01 am

Heat waves in the Arctic region can impact local vegetation, ecology, human health and economy.