Arctic & Antarctica
Arctic & Antarctica
Science

AK - Bering Sea Elders discuss recent changes in the Arctic

For the first time, indigenous communities living around the Bering Sea were invited to share their perspectives of the changing Arctic for the 2019 edition of NOAA’s annual Arctic Report Card.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Alien Species Invasions in Antarctica Predicted

A new study identifies the non-native species most likely to invade the Antarctic Peninsula region over the next decade. It provides a baseline for all operators in the region to look at mitigation measures. The study is published in the journal Global Change Biology today, January 13, 2020.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

Opening the Arctic Refuge brought Alaska’s largest Native corporation $22.5 million from BP and Chevron

The Alaska Native regional corporation for the North Slope collected $22.5 million from a pair of oil companies after Congress opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain to drilling in 2017, according to corporate documents.

Arctic & Antarctica
Engineering

How US Army engineers keep things working at the US's northernmost military base in the world

Thule Air Base in Greenland is the US's northernmost military installation on the planet. Its location and the harsh conditions it faces mean Army engineers there have to use special techniques to keep everything running properly.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

AK - Arctic shipping legislation moving forward

Goal is to improve safety and reliability of maritime transportation in the Arctic region.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

AK - The Suffering of Alaskans Highlighted In Arctic Report Card

This year's report card highlights the impact global warming has on daily life in Alaska.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Scientists plan year locked in ice to unlock Arctic climate change data

More than 300 scientists from 19 nations are engaged in planned two- to three-month stints locked in polar ice on the German icebreaker RV Polarstern. Over the winter, researchers face constant darkness, frigid temperatures plunging to -45 degrees Celsius, and the threat of hungry polar bears near their research camps.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

From seals to belugas, climate change affecting Arctic species

Scientists attending a national gathering of Arctic researchers are outlining a widening range of climate change risks for so-called "sentinel" species, such as ringed seals and beluga whales, which have sustained Inuit for millennia.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Report to Congress on Changes in the Arctic

The following is the Nov. 27, 2019, Congressional Research Service report, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress.

Arctic & Antarctica
Tourism

Antarctica tourism: the quest for Earth's vulnerable extremes

HALF MOON ISLAND, AntarcticaThe swimsuit-clad tourists leap into the icy water, gasping at the shock, and startling a gaggle of penguins.They are spectators at the end of the world, luxury visitors experiencing a vulnerable ecosystem close-up.And their very presence might accelerate its demise.

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