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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Tomsk researchers develop cold-proof gasoline for the Arctic

    Researchers at the Tomsk Polytechnic University have developed a kind of gasoline that can withstand temperatures of up to —80°С, as opposed to the standard product that can only be used in up to —50°С. An official statement from the university's press service on the...

  7. 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Wintertime Extent Hits Another Record Low

    Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA. Every year, the cap of frozen seawater floating on top of the Arctic Ocean and its...

  8. International marine org moves on key Arctic shipping issues

    Heavy fuel oil, the nasty, climate-warming polluting oil used in Arctic shipping may be phased out in the region by 2020. That’s the promising news from International Maritime Organization, the United Nations agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the...

  9. See how Arctic sea ice is losing its bulwark against warming summers

    Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas, has been hit with a double whammy over the past decades: as its extent shrunk, the oldest and thickest ice has either thinned or melted away, leaving the sea ice cap more vulnerable to the...

  10. UN maritime body listens to Arctic Indigenous voices

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London heard this week from Arctic Indigenous leaders who lobbied the UN body for a permanent seat at the table and spoke about their concerns over the impact of increased shipping on the environment and the food security of northern...