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Better daily sea ice forecasts for the Arctic

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http://www.sciencedaily.com — Ice experts have developed a straightforward new technique for estimating sea ice concentration in the Arctic Ocean, and the new method improves the US Navy's short-term sea ice forecast of ice edge location by almost 40 percent. With shipping on the rise in the Arctic Ocean, improving these short-term forecasts makes navigating in Arctic waters safer. Read More
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Arctic may help remove, not add, methane

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http://www.enn.com — In addition to melting icecaps and imperiled wildlife, a significant concern among scientists is that higher Arctic temperatures brought about by climate change could result in the release of massive amounts of carbon locked in the region’s frozen soil in the form of carbon dioxide and methane. However, new research led by Princeton University researchers and published in The ISME Journal in A Read More
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On warmer Earth, most of Arctic may remove, not add, methane

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http://www.sciencedaily.com — The majority of Arctic soil, thanks to methane-hungry bacteria, may actually be able to absorb methane from the atmosphere as temperatures rise, new research suggests. Read More
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The Alaskan Arctic Oil Drilling Controversy Explained (Infographic)

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Oil companies plan to extract billions of barrels of crude oil from beneath Alaskan lands and Arctic seas that are at risk for environmental damage. Read More
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Arctic ice growth doesn't disprove climate change

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http://www.enn.com — New data shows that in 2013 Arctic ice actually grew rather than retreating as climate change models had predicted. Far from proving climate change is a myth or that ice retreat has ended, as skeptics are now claiming, this reveals something much more interesting about our warming climate. Read More
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Cracked Bones Reveal Cannibalism by Doomed Arctic Explorers

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The crewmembers of the Franklin Expedition, a doomed Arctic expedition to find a Northwest Passage through Canada, practiced end-stage cannibalism. Read More
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Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to scientists. This suggests that the ice pack in the Northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer melting than it is to winter cooling, a finding which will help researchers to predict future changes in its volume. Read More
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Acidic Arctic Ocean Threatens Food Web

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http://www.enn.com — One byproduct of rising carbon-dioxide levels is increasing ocean acidity — a phenomenon that scientists have termed an existential threat to marine life. The waters of the Arctic and the far-north Pacific are particularly prone to acidification as a result of several natural factors, so scientists regard the region as the proverbial canary in the coal mine for the rest of the world's ocean Read More
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