Ice melt releases ‘forever chemicals’ into Arctic Ocean

A study by Lancaster University has found that seawater close to melting Arctic ice contains high concentrations of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Water samples collected from Arctic ice floes show PFAS levels two times higher than samples from the North Sea. The region under investigation lies far from the most populated areas of Europe, leading to the conclusion that the chemicals were not caused by surface water flow into the ocean.
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Permafrost Thaw in Siberia Creates a Ticking ‘Methane Bomb’ of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn

In recent years, climate scientists have warned thawing permafrost in Siberia may be a “methane time bomb” detonating slowly. Now, a peer-reviewed study using satellite imagery and a review by an international organization are warning that warming temperatures in the far northern reaches of Russia are releasing massive measures of methane—a potent greenhouse gas with considerably more warming power than carbon dioxide.
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Surprising insights into the world's farthest-migrating species

The Arctic tern—which has the world record for the longest annual migration—uses just a few select routes, a key finding that could help efforts to conserve the species, according to a new University of British Columbia study. Globally, Arctic terns are declining and their wide geographical range has posed a...
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Biden Administration Lets Oil Companies Disturb Polar Bears, Walruses in Alaska’s Western Arctic, Beaufort Sea

“It’s disturbing to see the Biden administration letting oil companies continue their assault on polar bears, walruses and our climate,” said Kristen Monsell, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Arctic should be protected, not turned into a noisy, dirty oil field. President Biden promised bold climate action, but this is business as usual. Polar bears and walruses deserve better.”

Floating Paddock Arrives In Greenland For Extreme E Arctic Race

The trip from Dakar, Senegal was punctuated by stunning sunsets and dolphins swimming alongside the ship. After a stocking stop in Lisbon, Portugal, the floating paddock St. Helena faced winds, fog, rain, dropping temperatures, poor visibility, and repeated foghorn soundings. It was a real contrast of experiences compared to the previous warm conditions around the Middle East and West Coast of Africa.
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C-130J Super Hercules Is Arctic SWAT Poster Plane Flying Over Alaska

Generally speaking, winters in Mississippi are not all that scary. The state only gets under an inch of snow on average each year, as opposed to Alaska, which averages 64 inches. Massive differences can be seen when it comes to temperatures as well. And we mentioned these facts because the C-130J Super Hercules that is the star of this story is somehow related to both states.
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CG Observes Arctic Situations on Tour

Editor’s note: This article ran in the Sept. 5, 1952, issue. A first-hand view of the Armed Forces’ efforts to beat the Arctic weather through adapting machinery, clothing and housing to the Northern cold was brought back to Carson this week by Brig. Gen. George V. Keyser, commanding general. The...

Arctic Narwhals And Beluga Whales Can Be Detected And Monitored From Space

Narwhal individuals detected from panchromatic WorldView-3 satellite images at a 1:265 scale. Republished under a CC BY license, with permission from Maxar Technologies, original copyright 2017 and 2019. CREDIT DigitalGlobe, Inc. Emergence of new technologies in remote sensing give scientists a new way to detect and monitor wildlife populations. In...

'Nature has ceased to trust us'

The Indigenous Arctic peoples losing their home and heritage to the climate breakdown. “Nature has begun to deceive us, and some say that nature has ceased to trust us. Most of our old people say that we have always adapted, but the changes have always been gradual. "Now the changes...
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Arctic Race of Norway LIVE

The summer continues with even more shit small stage racing, this time in exotic Norway where the wild salmon roam the streets. It's like it's a theme for the season or something. All these SSSRs slowly building up to the Vuelta, the SSSR of Grand Tours. The startlist is awful...

For Keir Starmer to call out Tory ‘lack of ambition’ on climate change, he needs to have some of his own

Flash floods in Britain, China and Germany. A “heat dome” has ignited the worst wildfires in 10 years across southern Europe. A study shows that, due to rising Arctic temperatures, emperor penguins will be on the irreversible road to extinction by 2050. What does all this call for on the part of the Government and the opposition, as the UK prepares to host the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow later this year? This week, like every week: yet more conversation on the issues – and no concrete action.
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Arctic Race of Norway: Hoelgaard wins stage 1

Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) scored a massive win on home soil with victory on stage 1 of the Arctic Race of Norway. The Norwegian kicked for the line with just over 1km to go on the closing circuit and held off a late charge from Alexander Kristoff (Norway) and Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) to win by two seconds. The win gives Hoelgaard the first leader’s jersey in this year’s race.