Tag: arctic

An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...
At least 25 people have died after a landslide caused by heavy snow swept through a village in Afghanistan. So far, eight people are known to have been injured in the incident, and there are fears the...

Making Arctic field geology accessible by digitizing outcrops

The Svalbox Digital Model Database (DMDb) just made its formal debut into the scientific community in a new article published in the journal Geosphere. The...

Long-term river chemistry study reveals how the Arctic is changing

A Florida State University scientist has helped uncover through a multidecadal study how changing water chemistry in Arctic rivers could impact the entire planet. New...

Ozone treaty is delaying first ice-free Arctic summer, shows study

A 1987 global deal to protect the ozone layer is delaying the first ice-free Arctic summer by up to 15 years, new research shows....

From Arctic to Alps, icy exploration expands understanding of global warming

Microalgae in sediments signal what happened in the environment thousands of years ago, illuminating the range of future climate-change impacts. The scientists deployed a heavy-duty...

Scientists save ancient Arctic ice in race to preserve climate history

Scientists have succeeded in saving samples of ancient Arctic ice for analysis in a race against time before it melts away due to climate...

World’s biggest cumulative logjam, newly mapped in the Arctic, stores 3.4 million tons of carbon

Throughout the Arctic, fallen trees make their way from forests to the ocean by way of rivers. Those logs can stack up as the...

Scientists in Arctic race to preserve ‘ice memory’

Scientists camped in the Arctic are set to start drilling to save samples of ancient ice for analysis before the frozen layers melt away...

EXPLAINER: Arctic blast sweeps US, bomb cyclone possible

An arctic blast is bringing extreme cold, heavy snow and intense wind across much of the U.S. this week—just in time for the holidays. The...

Study shows that strongest Arctic cyclone on record led to surprising loss of sea ice

A warming climate is causing a decline in sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, where loss of sea ice has important ecological, economic and...

Scientists discover southward migration of Arctic Ocean species during the last glacial period

In order to survive, a species must find the most favorable habitat to pass on its genes. Therefore, learning how species migrated with climate...

For the first time, we can measure the thickness of Arctic sea ice all year round

Using satellites, we are now able to measure ice thickness in the Arctic—even in the summer. This is of great importance for shipping in...

Arctic lakes are vanishing in surprise climate finding

The Arctic is no stranger to loss. As the region warms nearly four times faster than the rest of the world, glaciers collapse, wildlife...

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