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NASA: Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirri...

Permafrost Coverage in Northern Hemisphere

NASA: Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic? Permafrost zones occupy nearly a quarter of the exposed land area of the Northern Hemisphere. NASA’s Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE) is probing deep into the frozen lands above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to measure emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide […]

National Climate Assessment Highlights A...

A USGS researcher took a picture of this nearly century-old whaling boat in July 2007 along the Beaufort Sea coast near Lonely, Alaska. The boat washed away to sea just a few months later. Courtesy of Benjamin Jones, USGS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and United States Geologic Survey (USGS) have teamed up to release a national climate assessment report highlighting the effect climate change will have on the United States. Many of its comments directly speak to the impact of climate change to Alaska. Titled Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: A […]