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July 19, 2014

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12:46 PM | Scientists Begin to Demystify Hole Found in Siberian Permafrost
Scientists start to demystify a mysterious crater found in Siberian permafrost.
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12:00 PM | Global Warming Boosting Reindeer on Norwegian Island—For Now
Reindeer on Norway's Svalbard archipelago are bucking the trend and thriving, according to a long-term study.

July 17, 2014

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2:45 PM | Aussie's Oopsie Daisy, Journey to the Center of Siberia, Great Lake Goes Green (in a Bad Way)
By Jason Bittel Man with a plan: President Obama kicked things wide open yesterday by announcing a whole slew of new climate change initiatives. The list is long, but highlights include: $236 million to help eight states improve electricity infrastructure in rural areas, $13.1 million for 3D mapping data to help cities and states predict and plan for weather-related disasters, and $10 million to help Native American tribes with climate change adaptations. […]

July 15, 2014

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2:18 PM | Save the Moon!, Baltimore's Clean Machine, Giant Snails Go on a Picnic
By Jason Bittel Beetle battle: More than a century ago, people planted tamarisk trees in the American West as a way to prevent erosion. Today the invasive tamarisks are a water-sucking scourge, with a single tree drinking up to 200 gallons a day. Efforts to combat the trees' spread have included bonfires, bulldozers, and its most fearsome enemy, the tamarisk beetle. The beetles kill tamarisks like whoa, but some locals worry the insects will turn on native […]
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6:48 AM | June Was 6th Warmest Globally. The Month Brought Raging Wildfires, Brutal Temperatures, and Melting in Greenland
Arctic air may be plunging south into the U.S. midsection this week, but for the globe as a whole, the picture has been quite different recently. Check out NASA’s latest rendering of the big global picture above. It shows how temperatures departed from the 1951-1980 average in June. The warm colors covering most of the […]The post June Was 6th Warmest Globally. The Month Brought Raging Wildfires, Brutal Temperatures, and Melting in Greenland appeared first on ImaGeo.

July 11, 2014

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4:01 PM | Fossil Teeth Suggest Sharks Could Handle Climate Change
Sharks might be able to cope with climate change's effects upon the Arctic, a study of fossil shark teeth has found. Continue reading →
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12:00 PM | Counting Polar Bears From Space
The icy (and increasingly ice-free) Arctic is a forbidding place. It’s isolated, it’s remote. The weather is tumultuous. If the polar bears don’t get you, the cold will. That makes it tough to conduct surveys of wildlife populations. Walruses and ribbons seals are so hard to monitor that they’re classified by the IUCN as “data

July 10, 2014

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4:24 PM | Scientists Use Satellite Imagery to Track Polar Bears
High resolution satellite imagery is a very promising tool to track the distribution and abundance of polar bears, say Dr Seth Stapleton from U.S. Geological Survey and his colleagues. Development of novel techniques for monitoring wildlife is a priority in the Arctic, where the impacts of climate change are acute and remoteness and logistical constraints [...]

July 04, 2014

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4:00 AM | Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
By Kathleen Jamie Synopsis: With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field in this enthralling collection of fourteen essays whose power derives from the stubborn attention she pays […]

July 02, 2014

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2:17 PM | The Expedition to Reach the “Unconquered Pole” and Save the Arctic Sea
By Lisa Pook I didn’t know I wanted to reach the ‘unconquered’ before January, but then I met Jim McNeill and learned about his Ice Warrior project. There are four ‘North Poles.’ We often hear about explorers trekking to the North Pole, but what they mean is the Geographical North Pole—the point located directly above…
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7:19 AM | Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #69
There were so many amazing submissions this month that we decided to publish two editions of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” this week! An amazing collection of wild bird photographs that adds to an already amazing catalogue of 69 editions! Please submit your best wild bird photographs to: www.wildbirdtrust.com/top25/ and our Facebook…

July 01, 2014

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3:40 PM | Shark Fossils Point to Brackish Arctic Ocean in Eocene
A new study on the teeth of extinct sand tiger sharks Striatolamia macrota and Carcharias spp. has provided the first estimate of Eocene (50 million years ago) salinity for the western Arctic Ocean. The study, published in the journal Geology, indicates that these Eocene sharks were thriving in the brackish water of the western Arctic [...]

June 30, 2014

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6:47 PM | Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #68
Apologies for the long wait for these editions! Whistling ducks, oystercatchers, bald eagles, flycatchers, and woodpeckers. Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty of birds in the wild as ambassadors for the natural ecosystems that they depend upon. They are the music, decoration and character of every terrestrial habitat…

June 29, 2014

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11:40 PM | Thin Ice: what polar science is telling us about climate
This guest post is by professor Peter Barrett, executive producer, and Suze Keith, marketing advisor for Thin Ice. Scientists can tell human stories about climate change, and a group of us have been working on just that for the last few years. We’ve produced a film — Thin Ice – the inside story of climate […]

June 27, 2014

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9:17 PM | Mars Arctic Block Falls Reveal Dynamic World
When Martian layers of ice and dust become dislodged, they can create dramatic block falls that can be spotted from orbit. Continue reading →

June 25, 2014

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10:33 PM | Late June 2014: Arctic in Hot Water as Sea Ice Thins and Tundra Fires Erupt
Most of the heat trapped by greenhouses gases accumulates in the oceans. Continue reading →
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9:09 AM | Measuring and modeling geothermal resources at Pilgrim Hot Springs
There’s a place where the perennially frozen ground of the Alaskan tundra is interrupted by 2 square miles [~ 5 km² ] of thawed soil. There, cottonwoods and thick brush grow among lazily meandering waterways. The Pilgrim Hot Springs are a pleasant symptom of the geothermal heat which warms the earth deep beneath Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, not so far south from the Arctic Circle. There, deep below the surface, hot water rises through fractures in the bedrock that comprises […]
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9:09 AM | Measuring and modeling geothermal resources at Pilgrim Hot Springs
There’s a place where the perennially frozen ground of the Alaskan tundra is interrupted by 2 square miles [~ 5 km² ] of thawed soil. There, cottonwoods and thick brush grow among lazily meandering waterways. The Pilgrim Hot Springs are a pleasant symptom of the geothermal heat which warms the earth deep beneath Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, not so far south from the Arctic Circle. There, deep below the surface, hot water rises through fractures in the bedrock that comprises […]

June 23, 2014

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8:06 PM | Stunning New Video View of Swimming Polar Bears
New video footage reveals polar bears in their watery element.
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