Ancient pup ‘Zhokhov’ clarifies sled dog origins

DNA from a 9,500-year-old dog from the Siberian island of Zhokhov provides a new picture of sled dogs today, including huskies and malamutes.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: dogs genes arctic siberia wolves science-and-technology

‘Shorefast ice’ loss threatens livelihoods of Arctic residents

Climate change has caused the decine of "shorefast ice," vital to Arctic residents for hunting, fishing, and connecting with neighbors, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change arctic ice earth-and-environment

Warming Arctic nudges wolf spiders to cannibalism

To compete in a warming Arctic, wolf spiders get bigger, reproduce more, and eat different foods—including other spiders.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change arctic ecosystems spiders featured earth-and-environment

Lots of carbon and metal flow under Arctic sea ice

The flow of carbon and trace elements under Arctic sea ice will clarify how climate change will affect one of the fastest-warming regions of the world.

Leslie Lee-Texas A&M • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change arctic earth-and-environment sea-ice

North Pole will be ice-free in future summers

By 2050, sea ice at the North Pole could be gone, researchers say. But how long the disappearance lasts is up to us.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change conservation carbon-dioxide arctic ice emissions earth-and-environment

Permafrost microbes may not create so much methane

The thawing of Arctic permafrost will reinvigorate microbes. The question is, how much methane will those microbes produce?

Brian Wallheimer-Purdue • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change microbes arctic methane emissions earth-and-environment

Sea ice on the move could spread pollution around

The movement of sea ice, expected to significantly increase this century, could lead to an exchange of microplastics and oil between Arctic neighbors.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: arctic pollutants earth-and-environment sea-ice melting

Arctic sea spray aerosols mimic those in California

Sea spray aerosols similar to those in California are popping up during the Arctic winter, researchers say.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: arctic oceans algae earth-and-environment sea-ice

‘Waves’ from the tropics slowed Arctic sea ice melt

"...in the near future, we should keep an eye on the tropics if we want to better predict conditions in the Arctic."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Oct. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change arctic oceans weather science-and-technology earth-and-environment sea-ice

100-year-old ship logs offer history of Arctic sea ice

Century-old ship logs offer a better picture of the history of Arctic sea ice. Get a close look at the records here.

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
Aug. 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change history arctic earth-and-environment ships sea-ice

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