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If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.

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A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

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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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image: Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball

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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image: Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps

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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