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  1. Lake Affect

    A study of 13,000 lakes throughout the Arctic finds that ice-out could occur as much as month earlier each spring in the decades to come. Such changes would result in increased levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and affect the livelihoods of nearby communities that rely on lakes...

  2. Melting Arctic ice patches reveal rich archaeological record

    Canadian archaeologist Tom Andrews is in a race against time. For more than a decade, Andrews and his team from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife and their partners from the Shúhtagot’ine (Mountain Dene) Indigenous community of Tulita have been flying...

  3. How Reindeer Could Help Slow Climate Change in the Arctic

    Reindeer’s grazing in the Arctic habit may help slow climate change, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, focuses on a concept called surface albedo, a measure of the whiteness of a given surface. More sunlight is reflected into...

  4. United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement

    In March, President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau announced a new partnership to embrace opportunities and confront challenges in the changing Arctic, with Indigenous and Northern partnerships, and responsible, science-based leadership. Over the past year, both countries have engaged a range...

  5. POLAR offers funding and awards for researchers

    Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) has launched a new competitive funding process for the period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019. Deadline: January 23, 2017. The first step in this process is the submission of Letters of Intent (LOI) by January 23, 2017 for projects related to the following...

  6. Arctic Report Card: Update for 2016

    The Arctic Report Card considers a range of environmental observations throughout the Arctic, and is updated annually. As in previous years, the 2016 update to the Arctic Report Card highlights the changes that continue to occur in, and among, the physical and biological components of the...

  7. May-October 2016 Alaska Climate Dispatch Issue Available

     The May through October 2016 Alaska Climate Dispatch is now available.  This Dispatch includes the following topics and articles Climate Information & Social Media. Summer and Fall 2016 Weather Sea Ice: Summer and Autumn 2016 Climate Change and Fire 2015 Glacier Change...

  8. New USARC Goals Report Available

    The U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) released its biennial "Report on the Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research” for 2017-2018 on Thursday, 15 December during the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. Arctic research plays a key role in...

  9. IARPC Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 Available

    The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announced the release of Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 on Thursday, 15 December at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. The Plan supports U.S. policy across a range of scales, from Arctic...

  10. White House Ministerial Report Available

    The U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) is making freely available printed copies of the 80-page report, "Supporting Arctic Science: A Summary of the White House Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting." This document summarizes the 28 September 2016 meeting to advance international...

  11. Esri Releases New Arctic Elevation Data

    Global smart-mapping leader Esri and the ArcticDEM project, a public-private initiative to produce high-resolution, high-quality digital elevation models (DEM) of the Arctic, have released new elevation models and enriched those previously released. The ArcticDEM project is a collaboration...