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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.

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S. Allen Counter pursued scientific questions within various cultures throughout the world.

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Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball

By Jef Akst | April 28, 2015

Phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean could amplify warming near the North Pole.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2015

Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic

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Wary Reindeer

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 17, 2014

UV light-emitting power lines may spook reindeer and other animals, a study finds.

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Northern Exposure

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2014

Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.

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US Research Fleet Bottoming Out

By Chris Palmer | June 12, 2013

Without major investment, the federal oceanographic fleet will shrink to a third of its current size over the next 20 years.

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Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps

By Bob Grant | May 23, 2013

Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.

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Icy Algae in a Changing Arctic

By Bob Grant | February 14, 2013

New research adds to an emerging picture of the changes that global warming and thinning ice are wreaking on the marine ecosystems at the top of the world.

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Sampling the New Arctic

By Bob Grant | February 14, 2013

Scenes from a research trip, where researchers peered beneath the ice to shine a light on the emerging picture of a changing Arctic Ocean

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