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Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic

January 04, 2016

As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, our intrepid correspondent heads north to watch scientists test technologies to better understand the Arctic.

Link: Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic

North Pole Melting, Storms Ravage United States

December 30, 2015

The same storm system responsible for the extreme weather that claimed 43 lives in seven states over the past week has caused temperatures to rise about 50 degrees Fahrenheit above normal at the North Pole today.

Link: North Pole Melting, Storms Ravage United States

UW Researcher Enlists Citizen Scientists To Mine Old Whaling Boat Records For Climate Data

December 29, 2015

University of Washington scientists hope to better forecast climate change by harvesting weather data from 19th-century whaling boats.

Link: UW Researcher Enlists Citizen Scientists To Mine Old Whaling Boat Records For Climate Data

Logbooks From 19th Century Whaling Ships Could Help Climate Change Scientists

December 17, 2015

Centuries ago, intrepid crews braved the frozen waters of far-off climes in search of whales. Their work fueled an industry—but it also left behind clues about climate.

Link: Logbooks From 19th Century Whaling Ships Could Help Climate Change Scientists

The 19th-century Whaling Logbooks That Could Help Scientists Understand Climate Change

December 17, 2015

Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study the logbooks of 19th-century whaling ships to better understand modern-day climate change and Arctic weather patterns.

Link: The 19th-century Whaling Logbooks That Could Help Scientists Understand Climate Change

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