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Extreme temperatures melt the Arctic

18th June 2019 by Steve Hanley If you live in the US or Canada, you may have noticed that the daytime temperatures have been rather chilly lately. (My wife and I had the pellet stove only a week ago in operation, which we have never done in June.) There is an explanation, say climatologists. There is usually a lot of …

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Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

Image copyright Thinkstock A 50-year-old mystery surrounding a pair of fossilized teeth has been rooted in Canada's Arctic. A team The scientists have identified the teeth, which were found in the Yukon in the 1970s. Their findings were published on Tuesday in scientific journal Open Quaternary. The two teeth were found during a paleontological expedition in Yukon's Old Crow Basin …

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Long legged hyenas roamed the Arctic during the Ice Age

Artistic representation of the ancient Arctic hyenas. Illustration: Julius T. Csotonyi A pair of fossilized teeth confirms the presence of hyenas north of the Arctic Circle during the last Ice Age. The discovery fills an important fossil gap that eventually explains how hyenas have landed in North America. A pair of isolated hyenas in the Old Crow Basin in the …

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BBC – Future – The poisons released by the melting of the Arctic ice

In 2012 Sue Natali arrived for the first time in Duvanny Yar, Siberia. A postdoctoral fellow who studied the effects of the thawing of permafrost due to climate change had seen photographs of this place many times. The rapid thawing of Duvanny Yar had caused a massive burglary – a "mega burglary" – like a huge dump in the middle …

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Arctic Melt: The threat under the ice

Here, in the waters of the Fram Strait, between Svaalbard and Greenland, the ice dies. A team of interdisciplinary scientists is studying a study conducted by Greenpeace at the start of the environmental group's nearly one-year pole-to-pole expedition. Scientists want to learn more about this threat under the ice, which could potentially destroy the life cycle starting here and threaten …

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A warming Arctic creates weather extremes in our latitudes – ScienceDaily

Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have now developed a climate model that accurately maps the frequently observed whorl of the jet stream, a large airflow over the northern hemisphere. The breakthrough came when scientists combined their global climate model with a new machine learning algorithm in the field of ozone …

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Fast Arctic Permafrost Melt Drowning Data Collection Gear

Environment 22:54 05.05.2019 (Updated 22:59 05.05.2019) Receive Short URL Permafrost in the Arctic thaws at such a rate that it is within only could thaw in an hour According to a new study, the amount of greenhouse gases that have long been frozen in the soil from organic substances doubled in a few years. "As soil temperature rises above freezing, …

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The Trump administration urged that the mention of climate change be wiped off Arctic policy

Carol Morello National Reporter focusing on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs John Hudson National Security Reporter focusing on the Foreign Ministry and diplomacy. . 2 May at 11:26 The Trump government sought to remove references to climate change from an international declaration on Arctic policy, which Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo is expected to approve next week, leading to grueling negotiations …

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Whales found in Norwegian waters in the Arctic could have been trained by the Russian military, say Norwegian fishermen and scientists

Norwegian fishermen and scientists say a white whale with a strange harness harassing boats in the Arctic was recently trained by the Russian military. Russia has recognized the training of marine mammals for special operations in the cold Arctic, where the country has a large military base near important NATO member Norway . According to the British newspaper The Guardian, …

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