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USGS assesses carbon potential of Alaska lands

In comparison to the lower 48 states, Alaskan forests, wetlands and permafrost contain larger stores of carbon, according to the first-of-its-kind assessment recently completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Forest ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Environment
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Cloudy with a chance of warming

Clouds can increase warming in the changing Arctic region more than scientists expected, by delivering an unexpected double-whammy to the climate system, according to a new study by researchers at NOAA, the University of ...

dateDec 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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US icebreaker reaches North Pole

A US Coast Guard icebreaker has carved its way to the North Pole, becoming the first American surface ship to get to the top of the world by itself, officials said Tuesday.

dateSep 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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