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Alaska's Toasty Temperatures in 2014 Worry Observers
The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer.
Gauging Perceptions of Ocean Acidification in Alaska
New research published in Marine Policy from the first Alaska-focused study on public understanding and awareness of ocean acidification risk shows that Alaskans are three times more aware of ocean acidification than Americans in general.
Arctic Is Heating Up Twice as Quickly as Rest of World
Bad news for polar bears: The Arctic is still warming at twice the pace of the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
Snow Is Down and Heat Is Up in the Arctic, Report Says
The Arctic continues to warm faster than the rest of the globe, and with greater repercussions, scientists are reporting.
The new findings appear in the Arctic Report Card, first published in 2006 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and updated annually. The report card catalogs the wide-ranging changes caused by the rising temperatures, in large part driven by emissions of greenhouse gases.
Temperatures in the Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the world
A new report has found that temperatures in the Arctic are not only continuing to rise, but they're rising faster than in the rest of the world as the region is caught in a vicious cycle of warming.