Tensions over Ukraine War Deepen Cold Near the Arctic

[ad_1] BARENTSBURG, Norway — At first glance, 50-year-old Sergey Gushchin isn’t the kind of man who might perhaps be considered the Russian consul general in the world’s northernmost diplomatic mission: ponytail, jeans, bassist in a punk band. Yet in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the Arctic, separating people from governments has long …

Donors Pledge $41M to Watch Arctic Permafrost Thaw

[ad_1] Climate scientists, policy experts and environmental justice advocates announced a major project Monday to better understand the contribution of thawing permafrost to global warming and help Arctic communities cope with its effects. Led by the Massachusetts-based Woodwell Center for Climate Research, the 6-year, $41 million project will fill the gaps in tracking greenhouse gas …

Treasure of Old Photos Could Reveal the Future of These Arctic Glaciers

[ad_1] The mammoth, ethereally beautiful glaciers of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago near the Arctic, are bearing the brunt of climate change more than just about anywhere else on the planet. In the last thirty years, Svalbard has warmed up twice as fast Like the rest of the Arctic region and seven times the global average. …

Trends in the Arctic Report Card: ‘Consistent, Alarming and Undeniable’

[ad_1] Against the icy dome that crowns the earth, rising temperatures are making the tundra greener and more lush. Beavers are expanding their range. Garbage from passing ships pollutes the shores. Forest fires once permanently scorch frozen lands of Siberia. This is the picture that scientists paint inside themselves. final assessment The Arctic is warming …

Killer Whales Find Prey in the Melting Arctic Bonanza Is A Bonanza

[ad_1] Research scientist Brynn Kimber of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Mammal Laboratory at the University of Washington has spent a lot of time analyzing sound data recorded in icy waters in Alaska, Canada, and northern Russia. Typically, Miss Kimber hears the chatter of head whales, beluga whales, narwhals, and other marine mammals …

Arctic Sea Ice Is At Annual Lowest, But Not As Low As In Recent Years

[ad_1] Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has reached its minimum size following the summer melting season, and coverage is not as low as it has been in recent years, scientists said on Wednesday. The National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado estimated that the minimum level was most likely reached …

Biden Administration Orders New Review of Drilling in the Arctic

[ad_1] The Biden administration will conduct a new environmental review for potential oil and gas development at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Initial review during the Trump presidency. The Department of the Interior will submit a statement of intent to the Federal Register on Wednesday, which begins the process of executing an additional …