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US-led, International Research Team Confirms an Alps-like Mountain Range Exists under the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

2/24/2009 The researchers verified the existence of a mountain range that is suspected to have caused the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to form and also created a detailed picture of the landscape buried under more than four kilometers of ice. More

NSF-funded, Idaho State Researchers Creating a Virtual Archeological Web Site of Arctic Animal Skeletons

2/5/2009 Being developed as a prototype, the unique online, three-dimensional archaeological collection would serve as an research tool for scientists worldwide, but is also designed to be used by K-12 educators. More

NSF-funded Online Magazine Judged a "Wonderful Resource" for Elementary Educators

2/2/2009 Education World awards Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, produced by Ohio State University for teachers pre-K through grade 5, an A+ for both content and site design. More

University of Rochester Researchers: Ancient Turtle Migrated from Asia to America Over a Tropical Arctic

2/1/2009 Finding a fossilized, tropical, freshwater, Asian turtle in the Canadian Arctic strongly suggests that animals migrated from Asia to North America directly across a freshwater sea floating atop the warm, salty Arctic Ocean. More

USGS Podcast: New Study of Alaska's Gas Hydrates Shows Deposits Could Add Significantly to U.S. Energy Mix.

1/31/2009 The first-ever study estimates that there are 85.4 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable gas from natural gas hydrates on Alaska's North Slope. A transcript of the roughly nine-minute segment is provided. More

NSF IPY Grant to Help Circumpolar Researchers to Study Indigenous Teen Resilience

1/29/2009 The people of Alakanuk, Alaska know the problems their young people face, but not how those young people manage to live successful lives, as many do. A new IPY grant will allow six universities to examine success stories in communities Arctic-wide. More

Emperor Penguins Marching toward Extinction?

1/26/2009 Emperor penguins could be headed toward extinction in at least part of their range before the end of the century, according to a paper by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers, funded in part by NSF More

"Baby, it's Cold Outside": University of Alaska Posts Stories of How Scientists Bundle Up to Keep Science Marching On

1/23/2009 Rod Boertje once experienced -60 Fahrenheit while observing caribou for the National Park Service. “You put on all the gear you had to sleep, then got into your 40-below bag. There was still no way to keep warm unless you were moving.” More

Antarctic Scientists Inaugurate "Ocean Station Obama"

1/23/2009 As the U.S. research vessel Laurence M. Gould laid anchor off Antarctica, a team of scientists held its own presidential inaugural celebration on Jan. 20. The scientists dubbed their temporary study area "Ocean Station Obama." More

CDC Podcast: Disparities in Arctic Health and How IPY Addresses Them

1/12/2009 In this podcast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, learn about the health challenges facing people in the Arctic and how research and the IPY address them. A transcript is also provided. More
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