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Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic
As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, our intrepid correspondent heads north to watch scientists test technologies to better understand the Arctic.
North Pole Melting, Storms Ravage United States
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.
UW Researcher Enlists Citizen Scientists To Mine Old Whaling Boat Records For Climate Data
University of Washington scientists hope to better forecast climate change by harvesting weather data from 19th-century whaling boats.
Logbooks From 19th Century Whaling Ships Could Help Climate Change Scientists
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.
The 19th-century Whaling Logbooks That Could Help Scientists Understand Climate Change
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.