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Arctic burning in a whole new way
"Zombie fires" and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires — with strong consequences for the global climate — warn international fire scientists in a commentary published in Nature Geoscience.
Arctic sea ice shrinks to near record low
Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its second lowest extent on record, since satellite observation began, as a result of the ongoing climate crisis.
Global warming changing insect communities in the Arctic
Experts at the University of Helsinki, Finland, are describing how insect communities are transforming in the Arctic as a result of climate change. The researchers have investigated the presence of small yet important insect predators known as parasitoids.
Arctic is burning like never before and that’s bad news for climate change
Wildfires blazed along the Arctic Circle this summer, incinerating tundra, blanketing Siberian cities in smoke and capping the second extraordinary fire season in a row. By the time the fire season waned at the end of last month, the blazes had emitted a record 244 megatons of carbon dioxide — that’s 35 percent more than last year, which also set records.
Mini ozone hole opens over Arctic: ESA
There's a new hole in the ozone layer, and it's not where you would expect it to be.
UBS won’t fund new offshore Arctic oil, gas projects
A multinational investment bank has ended support for offshore drilling in the Arctic amid efforts to tackle climate change, a move that could affect future funding for oil and gas projects in Alaska, a newspaper said.
Northern Lights dance in Finland's arctic Lapland sky
A spectacular display of northern lights was seen over the skies of Kemijarvi, in Finland's Lapland region, just before midnight on Thursday (February 6).
Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic
Russia’s MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in the Russian part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS reported on Saturday, citing two military sources.
Last year’s extreme snowfall wiped breeding of plants, animals in a region of Arctic
Last year, just a handful of plants and animals in Zackenberg, Northeast Greenland were able to reproduce due to vast amounts of un-melted snow covering the ground well into summer, a study by Danish researchers found.
German icebreaker begins yearlong Arctic drift
German Research Vessel Polarstern found a location to begin its yearlong drift in Arctic sea-ice.
Why lightning strikes in Arctic gone bizarro
This weekend, something peculiar visited the Arctic, a mere 300 miles from the North Pole: Lightning.
Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic
Gigantic forest fires have regularly raged through the vast expanses of Russia's Siberia, but the magnitude of this year's blazes has reached an exceptional level with fears of a long-term impact on the environment.
Environmental activists board Equinor rig set to drill in Arctic
Greenpeace activists on Monday climbed aboard a Seadrill drilling rig commissioned by Equinor in protest against oil and gas drilling in the Norwegian Arctic, the group told Reuters.
Study: Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits
Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study found.

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