News tagged with arctic regions

Bird excrement may be cooling the Arctic

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Canada, Sweden and U.S. has found that bird excrement may be playing a role in cooling the Arctic during its warmer months. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Environment report
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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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