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Will changes in climate wipe out mammals in Arctic and sub-Arctic areas?
The climate changes depicted by climatologists up to the year 2080 will benefit most mammals that live in northern Europe's Arctic and sub-Arctic land areas today if they are able to reach their new climatic ranges. View News Article (2013-01-15)

Scientists expand understanding of how river carbon impacts the Arctic Ocean
Arctic rivers transport huge quantities of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) to the Arctic Ocean. The prevailing paradigm regarding DOC in arctic rivers is that it is largely refractory, making it of little significance for the biogeochemistry of the Arctic Ocean. View News Article (2008-02-13)

Change is the order of the day in the Arctic
Climate change in the Arctic is occurring at a faster and more drastic rate than previously assumed, according to experts attending the AMAP conference in Copenhagen. View News Article (2011-05-12)

High Arctic species on thin ice
A new assessment of the Arctic's biodiversity reports a 26 per cent decline in species populations in the high Arctic. View News Article (2010-03-18)

Exceptional view of deep Arctic Ocean methane seeps
Over a course of 12 days Dr. Giuliana Panieri and her colleagues from Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE) collected images from seven areas of known methane release in the Arctic Ocean. One of them was Vestnesa Ridge, with over 1000 active seep sites at the depth of over 1000 m. View News Article (2015-06-25)

Expedition allows teachers to participate in polar research
What better way to engage students in science than to apply lessons learned from fieldwork? This is the philosophy of Alaska teachers participating in the Arctic Expedition for K-12 Teachers, a program organized by the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a handful of international agencies. View News Article (2006-09-14)

EARTH Magazine: Parasites spread across the Arctic under the
The last several decades have seen Arctic sea-ice minimums drop by more than half in area and more than three-quarters in volume. View News Article (2014-07-15)

EARTH: US Navy navigates a sea change in the Arctic
The idea that the Arctic is changing is not breaking news. Sea-ice extent has been declining by 12 percent per decade since 1979, and the ice is thinning too. Because of this, new shipping routes are becoming accessible during the summer months, and the Arctic is beginning to attract parties interested in resource exploration, scientific research and tourism. View News Article (2012-04-18)

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2009, third lowest ever recorded
The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the third-lowest recorded since satellites began measuring sea ice extent in 1979, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center. View News Article (2009-09-18)

Arctic sea ice diminished rapidly in 2004 and 2005
The Arctic Ocean's perennial sea ice, which survives the summer melt season and remains year-round, shrank abruptly by 14 percent between 2004 and 2005, according to a newly published study. View News Article (2006-09-14)

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