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The Arctic may be sea ice-free in summer by the 2030s, new study warns

The Arctic could be free of sea ice roughly a decade earlier than projected, scientists warn – another clear sign the climate crisis is happening faster than expected as the world continues to pump out planet-heating pollution.

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The Arctic is becoming wetter and stormier, scientists warn
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The Arctic is becoming wetter and stormier, scientists warn

In their annual assessment of the region and its climate, researchers highlighted new signs of a huge transformation underway.
Arctic warming 4 times as fast as the rest of the planet, new analyses find

Arctic warming 4 times as fast as the rest of the planet, new analyses find

The warming at the top of the globe, a sign of climate change, is happening much faster than previously described compared with the global average, scientists said Thursday.
A summer of Arctic melting hits Norway's Svalbard Archipelago

A summer of Arctic melting hits Norway's Svalbard Archipelago

Elevated temperatures in the Arctic, which caused massive melting of the Greenland ice sheet during a three-day period in July, also have touched off rapid glacial melting in Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago.

Donors pledge $41 million to monitor thawing Arctic permafrost

Donors pledge $41 million to monitor thawing Arctic permafrost

The six-year effort by climate scientists and policy experts aims to fill gaps in knowledge about planet-warming emissions and help affected communities in Alaska.
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Increasing snowstorms in Northeast U.S. linked to climate change

Increasing snowstorms in Northeast U.S. linked to climate change

Scientists say the recent surge of intense Northeast winter storms is likely tied to rising ocean temperatures and changes in the Arctic.
In Alaska, climate research struggles to incorporate Indigenous knowledge
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In Alaska, climate research struggles to incorporate Indigenous knowledge

Tribal communities are often the first affected by climate change. But their expertise and lived experiences are underappreciated by standard scientific research.

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