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Study pinpoints arctic shorebird decline

A new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) addresses concerns over the many Arctic shorebird populations in precipitous decline. Evident from the study is that monitoring and protection of habitat where ...

dateNov 21, 2017 in Ecology
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What does the Arctic tell us about climate change?

As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development. University of Calgary researchers are investigating the environmental pressures ...

dateMay 11, 2017 in Environment
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Image: Alert, Canada

This Sentinel-1 radar composite image takes us to the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island (lower-left), where the Nares Strait opens up into the Lincoln Sea in the Canadian Arctic.

dateMar 31, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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New prehistoric bird species discovered

A team of geologists at the University of Rochester has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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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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