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  1. Open call for Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2015-2017

    The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up its call for project applications for financial support in 2017 to new project proposals. Approximately 6 mio. DKK will be allocated for this call. The deadline for applications is January 23 2017. The Arctic...

  2. 80,000 reindeer have starved to death as Arctic sea ice retreats

    It’s not just polar bears that are suffering as Arctic sea ice retreats. Tens of thousands of reindeer in Arctic Russia starved to death in 2006 and 2013 because of unusual weather linked to global warming. The same conditions in the first half of November led to both famines, which...

  3. Melting arctic sea ice could benefit sub-oceanic organisms

    Climate change near the arctic means a loss of sea ice, but in the depths of the ocean, that ice loss could fuel biological activity. University of Delaware’s Jonathan Cohen and colleagues have been examining biologically produced light north of Norway during the Arctic polar night -...

  4. Study finds limited sign of soil adaptation to climate warming

    While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth's soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all human activities combined. This huge carbon flux from soil—due to the natural respiration of soil microbes and...

  5. Exploring the effect of climate change on Arctic ice

    An international electric car championship has teamed up with Southampton researchers, including a Web and Internet Science (WAIS) professor, to explore the effect of climate change on the Arctic ice sheet. Formula E, a global FIA race that only uses electric-powered cars, is working with...

  6. Arctic farmers defy icy conditions with hydroponics

    The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska’s Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for boreal roots to take hold. Amid these unforgiving conditions, a creative kind of farming is sprouting up in the largely Inupiat community of...

  7. Algal fat opens window to past Arctic temperatures

    "Like butter melting in a heating pan, the viscosity of fat changes with temperature," Willem van der Bilt says. He is postdoctoral researcher at the University in Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in Norway, and lead-author of a new study published in Quaternary...

  8. Witness the Arctic - Fall 2016 Issue Available Online

    It is my pleasure to announce that the Fall 2016 issue of Witness the Arctic has been published online and is available at: https://www.arcus.org/witness-the-arctic. The fall issue includes several perspectives on the significance of the Arctic Science Ministerial meeting held 28...

  9. IASC Medal Award 2017

    IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality.  Nominations for the IASC Medal 2017 can be submitted to the IASC...