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More lightning in the Arctic is bad news for the planet

Bolt from the blue — Lightning strikes in the far north could double by 2100. Matt Simon, wired.com – Apr 11, 2021 10:45 am UTC Enlarge / Lightning strikes in the far north of Canada.Sandra Angers-BlondinThe Arctic isn’t doing so hot. That’s because it is, in fact, too hot. It’s warming at least twice as…

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Arctic Lightning

Arctic lightning strikes anticipated to double in frequency because climate warms

April 5 (UPI) — Electrical storms are rare at high latitudes, but scientists expect lightning strikes in the Arctic to happen more frequently as the planet warms. In a new study, scientists analyzed trends in the frequency of lightning strikes at latitudes above 65 degrees North over the last decade. In 2010, there were 18,000…

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Winter Arctic Sea Ice Peaks at 7th Skimpiest on Record

The ice has likely reached an “uneventful maximum,” but the long-term decline due to human-caused warming continues.

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Arctic Tanak

Arctic WRC: Tanak defeats record-breaker Rovanpera

The final day consisted of two passes through the 22.47 km Aittajarvi stage and Toyota claimed a 1-2 on its morning run as Elfyn Evans claimed his second stage win of the event from Rovanpera, with the Hyundai of Thierry Neuville just 0.1s behind in third.The battle between Rovanpera and Neuville for second place on…

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First Arctic Navigation in February Sends a Worrying Climate Signal

First Arctic Navigation in February Sends a Worrying Climate Signal

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“Understanding Arctic

Arctic stew: Understanding how high-latitude lakes respond to and affect climate change

To arrive at Nunavut, turn left at the Dakotas and head north. You can’t miss it—the vast tundra territory covers almost a million square miles of northern Canada. Relatively few people call this lake-scattered landscape home, but the region plays a crucial role in understanding global climate change. New research from Soren Brothers, assistant professor…

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Arctic rally

Arctic Rally Finland replaces Sweden on WRC calendar

The World Rally Championship has replaced the cancelled Rally Sweden with Arctic Rally Finland on its 2021 calendar.

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Arctic Ocean’

The Arctic Ocean Is Teeming With Microfibers From Clothes

Scientists find an average of 40 microplastic particles per cubic meter of the northern water. The likely source? The synthetic clothing in our washing machines.

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Longest Arctic Sailing Season Tops Off a Year of Climate Disasters

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Arctic ground squirrels recycle nutrients to endure deep hibernation

A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks holds a hibernating Arctic ground squirrel. Credit: Carla Frare By studying the body chemistry of hibernating Arctic ground squirrels, researchers have found that the animals are able to recycle their body’s own nutrients to survive during a long, inactive winter. A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study monitored…