Record Ozone Hole May Open Over Arctic In The Spring

2016-02-11T11:19:21+00:00 February 11, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Rare nacreous clouds over Belfast, Ireland, recently. (Credit: Eskling/Flickr) Lingering atmospheric pollutants and a blast of frigid air have carved an unusually deep hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer over the Arctic, and it threatens to get deeper.(From Science/ by Eric Hand) -- Atmospheric scientists are analyzing data from weather balloons and [...]

Notice Of Permit Applications Received Under The Antarctic Conservation Act Of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)

2016-02-09T12:30:26+00:00 February 9, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Bullhead Notothen (Notothenia coriiceps) (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978.(From the Federal Register) -- NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 [...]

What’s Behind The Arctic’s Increasing Carbon Dioxide Fluctuations?

2016-02-02T17:05:18+00:00 February 2, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Scientists haven’t figured out why the differences between summer and winter concentrations of CO2 have been growing substantially at Arctic latitudes since the 1960s—in some regions, the fluctuations have increased as much as 25%. (Credit: Steven Chase/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) It’s no mystery why carbon dioxide (CO2) levels fluctuate [...]

US Strategy For Arctic Includes Alaska's Aleutians And Bering Sea

2016-01-27T16:50:06+00:00 January 27, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) The rain-drenched Aleutian Islands, which curve from Alaska's mainland to Asia, lie about 800 to 1,000 miles south of the Arctic Circle. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) The rain-drenched Aleutian Islands, which curve from Alaska's mainland to Asia, lie about 800 to 1,000 miles south of the Arctic Circle.(From Arctic Newswire/ by Yereth [...]

US Strategy For Arctic Includes Alaska’s Aleutians And Bering Sea

2016-01-27T16:50:06+00:00 January 27, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) The rain-drenched Aleutian Islands, which curve from Alaska's mainland to Asia, lie about 800 to 1,000 miles south of the Arctic Circle. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) The rain-drenched Aleutian Islands, which curve from Alaska's mainland to Asia, lie about 800 to 1,000 miles south of the Arctic Circle.(From Arctic Newswire/ by Yereth [...]

North Pole Unfrozen As Temperature Soars

2016-01-04T15:28:20+00:00 January 4, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) The North Pole (Credit: Jonathan Pio/Flickr) Stormy weather in the North Atlantic has brought balmy weather to the world’s northernmost point.(From Time Magazine/ by Alexandra Sifferlin) -- The temperature in the North Pole hit 42 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday morning, which Discovery News says is 50 degrees higher than average for this time of [...]

Inuit Want Arctic Policy To Protect Their Culture

2015-12-30T13:30:45+00:00 December 30, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus). These large seals, reaching up to 2.7m in length and 430kg in weight, are a primary food source for Polar Bears. (Credit: Allan Hopkins/Flickr) ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—Alaska Inuit hunter John Goodwin for decades has hunted oogruk, the bearded seal, a marine mammal prized for its meat, oil and [...]

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