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Walrus leaving ice, coming ashore to rest, Margaret Williams of the World Wildlife Fund in Anchorage said in a statement. The sharp decline of Arctic sea ice over the last decade is leading to major changes for wildlife and communities. "Such extreme events are a stark...
Voices of Alaska: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...accelerated pace, bodies of water are shrinking, and forests are more vulnerable to disease and fire. In February 2015 Arctic sea ice reached its lowest maximum extent on record according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center. These adverse effects...
Gulf of Maine warming concerns world

...further west? Has the ocean absorbed all the carbon it can hold from the atmosphere and is responding by warming up? Did Arctic sea ice have a much stronger cooling effect on the Gulf of Maine than previously thought?Whatever the mechanism, the results...
Icebreakers: Save the old ones, build more new ones

...state-of-the-art icebreakers?They don't exist.America is doing next to nothing to improve its ability to keep Arctic sea lanes clear and safe for our merchant and military vessels by keeping our current ships operational and designing and...
Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska

...projected to increase by 10 to 12 degrees in the north, 8 to 10 degrees in interior Alaska and 6 to 8 degrees elsewhere.- Arctic sea ice has declined, with only about half as much present in late summer as was recorded when satellite records began in...
Challenger Learning Center expands programs, trainings

...Education instructors work with students examining four subjects relating to climate change: changes in temperature, arctic sea ice, effects on animal migration and effects on education. The curriculum is taught using what Olcott referred to as...
Looking for an adult inside the Beltway

...because of their fear of failure.If these reps keep it up they'll be blaming each other for the lack of penguins in the Arctic Sea and get so nasty that they'll start breaking each other's crayons bringing any shot of cross party communications...
Noting Alaska's role, Hagel unveils first U.S. Arctic strategy

...Department's understanding of the importance of properly managing the region.Climate change and the shrinking of Arctic sea ice will open new commercial opportunities and that the country will need to respond to the risks and challenges that...
Coal mine will destroy outhcentral's salmon

...have risen to such high levels that it is showing up as ocean acidification, higher ocean temperatures, and loss of arctic sea ice, etc. We're beyond needing specific education to know that this is evidence of climate change. How can we continue...


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