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Arctic - A regime shift in an Arctic marine ecosystem likely to become permanent

Findings of unexpected large numbers of fin and humpback whales in the previously ice infested waters of East Greenland now indicate a tipping point in the marine ecosystem from one regime to another that may be irreversible. Peer-Reviewed Publication

Arctic & Antarctica
Advocacy

Arctic - Still cleaning up after one of the biggest ever Arctic spills

Norilsk Nickel has eliminated the consequences of the 2020 disaster. But Taimyr still has many environmental problems

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

LA - See the ties that bind Antarctica and Louisiana through one photographer's lens

As frigid wind whipped across the ship's bow, I held the railing with one hand and steadied my camera with the other. In front of me stretched the Bellingshausen Sea, off the coast of Western Antarctica. I was there — my second journey to the region around the southernmost continent — early this year on a five-week voyage as a photographic expert aboard the National Geographic Endurance.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Arctic - Warmer climate causing acidification of the Arctic Ocean

Climate change is causing the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice to melt away. When the polar ocean loses its cover of sea ice, carbon dioxide uptake increases disrupting the food web in the water according to a study in the journal Science co-authored by researchers from the University of Gothenburg.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Arctic - New dataset reveals biological 'treasure trove' in the Arctic Ocean

A major new project will help benchmark biodiversity change in the Arctic Ocean and guide conservation efforts by identifying unique species and assessing their extinction risk.

Arctic & Antarctica
Local

GRL - Climate change: Greenland's culture shifts as Arctic heats up

Icebergs bigger than city blocks loom through the mist as Kaleeraq Mathaeussen reels in halibut from the frigid waters one by one.

Arctic & Antarctica
Federal

USA - White House Arctic strategy calls for enhanced military presence

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday released a 10-year Arctic strategy that emphasizes deterring increased Russian and Chinese activity in the region as global warming rapidly melts the polar ice caps, drastically transforming the environment.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ARCTIC - Lagoons from the Arctic's 'forgotten coast' teem with fish and birds, vulnerable to climate change and human development

A new scientific review article captures the unique and dynamic characteristics of coastal lagoon ecosystems in the Arctic Beringia Region, and discusses how climate change effects and human development could alter these habitats.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Arctic - What Lies Beneath Melting Glaciers and Thawing Permafrost?

Across the planet, ice is rapidly disappearing. From mountain tops, the poles, the seas, and the tundra. As the ice melts, it’s exposing new surfaces, new opportunities, and new threats — including valuable mineral deposits, archaeological relics, novel viruses, and more.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Antarctica - Stanford researchers model thawing at base of Antarctic ice sheet

Across Antarctica, some parts of the base of the ice sheet are frozen, while others are thawed. Scientists show that if some currently frozen areas were also to thaw, it could increase ice loss from glaciers that are not currently major sea-level contributors.

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