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The Coast Guard's proposed heavy icebreaker for the Arctic comes with something no previous model ever had: room for cruise missiles. While military control of the frozen tundras at the top of the world has become a political and national security imperative to Washington and Moscow for years, Coast ...
While the parasite is present in a great many animals and birds, it can cause serious health problems in humans. Although most humans show no problems with T gondii, about 10 per cent do have flu-like symptoms and can go on to suffer more serious issues including damage to the eyes, brain, and other ...

Wichita, Kan. (AP) -- While Kansans might enjoy seeing a snowy owl from the Arctic, wildlife experts say it's not good news that the animals are this far south. Wildlife officials say nearly a dozen snowy owls have been found dead this winter in Kansas. Most likely died from starvation.
Eddie Carmack was onboard the Canadian icebreaker, CCGS Louis. St. Laurent -- one of the first two North American ships to reach the North Pole on Aug. 22, 1994. Carmack, a senior research scientist emeritus for the Department of fisheries and oceans, has been studying the Arctic for five decades ...
"While a logical suspect for Arctic methane emissions is degrading hydrates, there are several other potential methane sources. Our goal was to fingerprint the source of methane in the Arctic Ocean to determine if ancient methane was being liberated from the seafloor and if it survives to be emitted to the ...
A new study led by Joel Berger, professor in the Department of fish, Wildlife and conservation biology at Colorado State University, has uncovered previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation and ice tidal surges on the Arctic's largest land mammal, the muskoxen. The warmer ...

Over the course of seven years, Berger and his colleagues studied musk oxen herds on both Alaska's Seward Peninsula and on Wrangel Island, a nature preserve about the size of Yellowstone National Park in the Russian Arctic. In both places, they found that pregnant musk-oxen mothers who faced a ...
Other grazing species, like caribou or Dall sheep, also may be harmed by increasing rain in the Arctic, Dr. Bowyer said: "It bodes poorly for big mammals." A decade ago, Dr. Berger began traveling to Alaska to gather data on musk oxen. Each winter, he and his colleagues cruised across the frozen tundra in ...
Muskoxen, the plant-chomping, long-haired mammals that huddle on the Arctic tundra, are being born smaller in parts of the far north, as pregnant mothers ... After seven years of working through the wind and dark of bleak Arctic winters on two continents, a team of scientists tracking muskoxen unearthed ...
On December 14, 2017, during the annual press conference, Russian president Vladimir Putin emphasized Russia's will to encourage China's participation in Arctic energy projects and to reassure Beijing that it would benefit from the emerging opportunities of shipping through the Northern sea Route.
"While a logical suspect for Arctic methane emissions is degrading hydrates, there are several other potential methane sources. Our goal was to fingerprint the source of methane in the Arctic Ocean to determine if ancient methane was being liberated from the seafloor and if it survives to be emitted to the ...
climate change is transforming the Arctic Ocean in ways that could permanently alter the food chain and impact ocean species, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal science Advances, looked at the concentration of the chemical element radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and ...
A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Wind chill values of -40 tonight and Monday morning. Another Arctic ridge of high pressure is building into Saskatchewan bringing overnight low temperatures into the low to mid minus thirties. This coupled with winds of 10 to 15 km/h will bring extreme wind chill ...
The Arctic cold front will arrive late tonight. This will bring a good dose of Arctic air into the region. First off, conditions will favor mostly cloudy skies and a chance of rain Monday evening, with a mix then change over to freezing rain/sleet across the Hill Country, and pushing south through early Tuesday morning.
On July 10, 2011, Jens Ehn of Scripps institution of oceanography (left), and Christie Wood of Clark University (right), scooped water from melt ponds on sea ice in the Chukchi Sea. Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Arctic ice cover plays an important role in maintaining the Earth's ...
Monday, January 15, 2018, 13:22 - As climate change accelerates, the Arctic Ocean has experienced tremendous upheaval over the past decade: Warm water streaming into the region north of Scandinavia and Russia has led to an " atlantification" of the ocean; sea ice cover has experienced the greatest sustained rate of ...
At the recent United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Dr Trevor Bell was slightly taken aback that some people think polar bears are the only thing under threat in a warming Arctic. "It was a little bit revealing how little people know about the Arctic," he told The engineer. "The idea that people live in the ...

The Arctic melt pond shown in the photograph above is a sign of much greater changes afoot in the frozen north. Over the past decade, the amount of material in the central Arctic Ocean that comes from ice shelves - such as nutrients, carbon, trace metals, and radium - has greatly increased. This increase ...
Almost a decade ago, I visited the western Arctic region aboard the CCGS Amundsen, an icebreaker and research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The ship and the researchers on board were there to study climate change in the Arctic, but I was part of the "Artist on Board" program. The goal ...
The second snowfall would be associated with an Arctic cold front that will leave bitter cold in its wake for Martin Luther King Day and Tuesday, Omitt said. The high for the holiday will be in the mid-teens but winds of about 15 mph would make it feel like 0 or 15 below, he said. "Unlike today (Sunday) where ...
Friday, January 12, 2018, 17:36 - Another period of rollercoaster weather is in store for a large swath of the U.S. as Arctic air from Canada and milder air masses from the south travel the eastern half of the country. The end of December and beginning of January will be remembered for some of the coldest weather on ...
While it seems implausible, at best, that any bee could survive in the Arctic, Bolotov suggests that these bees have been evolving separately to their bee brethren, possibly as far back as 25,000 years ago. Bolotov and his team believe even when the world was covered in ice sheets, a small number of ...
The first shot of Arctic air has already arrived across much of the northern tier of the USA. Highs in the single-digits, teens and 20s will take over the northern tier states as the cold air advances eastward. In the South, afternoon readings will sink back into the 30s and 40s. Subzero low temperatures will ...
It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to suppose that losing half the Arctic sea-ice cover in only 30 years might be wreaking havoc with the weather, but exactly how is not yet clear. As a research atmospheric scientist, I study how warming in the Arctic is affecting temperature regions around the world.
After a brief warm up, very cold air is covering much of the East, with temperatures well below average well into the South. New Blast of Arctic Air Covering East. cell phones + Extreme Cold = Bad News. Watch Out Snow, Here Comes the Train. 2017 weather disaster Costliest on Record. 2017 Was ...
Though Keene's newest resident -- a female snowy owl -- migrated from the Arctic Circle rather than from the pages of a Harry Potter novel, local ... N.Y. In the summer -- their breeding season -- the owls hunt lemmings, ptarmigan and other types of prey north of the Arctic Circle, the lab's website says.
Friday, January 12, 2018, 2:45 PM - As climate change accelerates, the Arctic Ocean has experienced tremendous upheaval over the past decade: Warm water streaming into the region north of Scandinavia and Russia has led to an "atlantification" of the ocean; sea ice cover has experienced the greatest sustained rate of ...
In its hottest December ever recorded, Alaska was a stunning 15.7°F above the 20th century average. And the year ended with Arctic sea ice hitting an all-time record low. While the East Coast had a cool December and New Year's week, Alaska baked. Last Tuesday, Anchorage hit 48°F, warmer than ...
It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to suppose that losing half the Arctic sea-ice cover in only 30 years might be wreaking havoc with the weather, but exactly how is not yet clear. As a research atmospheric scientist, I study how warming in the Arctic is affecting temperature regions around the world.
Domestic appliances player Arctic appoints Murat Buyukerk as general director, starting January 2018. Buyukerk took over the position from Nihat Bayız, who has been promoted as director R&D within Arcelik group. Buyukerk has an experience of 28 years within Arcelik group, while he has held leading ...
With time changes, earlier sunsets and colder weather forcing us all inside, most people's winters are cold and dark. But there are some people in the world who truly experience the darkest winters on earth. Northern Russians who live near the Arctic Circle had been living in winter darkness for 40 days ...
But the dismal exploration results and moderate expectations for discoveries in the Barents still represent a threat to output in the second part of next decade. The Arctic area holds more than half of Norway's undiscovered resources, and will be key if Norway wants to limit a forecast drop in output after 2023.
For our 2017 Arctic news roundup series, we checked in with some of our expert bloggers, for their take on this year's Arctic news: what the media got right, what we got wrong and what might be important to keep our eye on in 2018. Today, in the last instalment of our series, we're joined by Heather ...
Pacing sled dogs, bundled explorers, and meandering ice floes could be scenes from any early Arctic expedition. But the 23 minutes of footage captured near the North Pole 116 years ago isn't just the earliest film in National Geographic's archives--it's a peek into a pair of wildly disastrous scientific ...
A very new and "hot topic" in climate change research is the notion that rapid warming and wholesale melting of the Arctic may be playing a role in causing persistent cold spells. It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to suppose that losing half the Arctic sea-ice cover in only 30 years might be wreaking ...
The area covered by Arctic sea ice in December was 420,900 square miles smaller than the 1981-2010 average, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. That represents an area more than one and a half times the size of Texas -- and was the second-lowest level recorded by satellite since ...
With climatologists looking towards the Arctic to examine the link between climate change and the recent bout of extremely cold weather, Arctic ice mapping has become crucial. The Danish Meteorological Institute - or DMI - is working on a radical new plan to improve its sea ice reports: artificial intelligence that can train ...
I don't think I've started a conversation in the last two weeks with anything other than a litany of woes related to the Arctic cold that's gripped so much of the nation. If my dog could talk he'd have had plenty to complain about too, as I couldn't muster the nerve the take him out for his usual long walks when the ...
Andrew Appleby, president of the John Rae Society, said: "The Arctic Return Expedition is a tremendously fitting way to honour John Rae. Not only is it going to bring his reputation again to the fore, it is also going to physically and materially benefit how we tell his story here in Orkney with our hopes that ...
With daylight around-the-clock, Arctic Race of Norway has gained worldwide TV coverage and become famous among elite cyclists. First held in 2013, the race has made its way through different areas of northern Norway, both north and south of the Arctic Circle. For 2018, the entire race will take place in ...
CATAWBA ISLAND, Ohio -- One month ago the temperature outside was 58 degrees. Two weeks later, the thermometer hit 49 degrees and there was nothing but open water on Lake Erie, from here to the Canadian shoreline. On Dec. 23 the temperature topped out at 36 degrees, and there were rumbles ...
The Latest: Temperatures Will Inch up After Arctic Blast. The blast of Arctic air that froze portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida. Jan. 7, 2018, at 4:24 p.m.. The Latest: Temperatures Will Inch up After Arctic Blast ...
Arctic doomsday bunker holds the keys to human survival against wars and global warming. The 'doomsday' building contains the one vital resource ... This future of the human race could depend on this humble looking bunker in the middle of the Arctic Circle. The 'doomsday' building contains the one vital ...
According to reports, the man then started rattling off city ordinances and quoting the city's dog control officer, who reportedly had told him that he could legally leave the dog -- which he termed "an Arctic breed" -- outside for 12 hours without ramifications. The investigating officer responded that such ...
Leading energy experts have been saying this since 2006, when international energy consultants Wood Mackenzie and Fugro Robertson questioned "the long-considered view that the Arctic represents one of the last great oil and gas frontiers and a strategic energy supply cache" for the U.S. and Canada.
In a move with chilling implications for the international competition for Arctic sea routes and minerals, Russia is building more nuclear-powered icebreakers. Three more next-generation Lider-class vessels will be constructed in 2023 to 2025, vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin told Russian media. Three more ...
Norway's collective name for its island possessions in the Arctic sea is Svalbard (meaning cold coasts) and Longyearbyen sits at the heart of this archipelago, 707 nautical miles south of the North Pole. At the end of the 19th century it was a base for airship launches to the North Pole, and for coal mining, ...
U.S. scientists have found have found new evidence of significant changes in the chemical and biological composition of the Arctic Ocean that could fundamentally transform the local food chain. A new study published this week in the journal science Advances suggests that climate change has caused a ...
Trump Administration puts Arctic offshore lease sales back on the table ... The Trump administration moved Thursday to reopen vast territory in the Arctic Ocean and other U.S. waters to drilling by oil companies, launching a draft ... The first lease sales under the program would be in the U.S. Arctic Ocean.
The strength and path of the north Atlantic jet stream and the Greenland blocking phenomena appear to be influenced by increasing temperatures in the Arctic which have averaged at least twice the global warming rate over the past two decades, suggesting that those marked changes may be a key factor ...


 

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