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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.

NOAA Report: Arctic Region Underprepared for Maritime Accidents

1/29/2009 The existing infrastructure for responding to maritime accidents in the Arctic is limited and more needs to be done to enhance emergency response capacity as Arctic sea ice declines and ship traffic in the region increases, according to the report.

NOAA: New Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible

1/26/2009 A new scientific study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reaches a powerful conclusion about the climate change caused by future increases of carbon dioxide: to a large extent, there’s no going back.

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."

NSF-funded, University of Washington Researcher: New Data Show Much of Antarctica is Warming more than Previously Thought

1/21/2009 For the last 50 years, much of Antarctica has been warming at a rate comparable to the rest of the world. In fact, the warming in West Antarctica is greater than the cooling in East Antarctica, meaning that on average the continent has gotten warmer.

NASA, NSF Successfully Flight-Test New Balloon Over Antarctica

1/8/2009 NSF and NASA have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that will one day enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research.

Scientists Take off on Arctic-to-Antarctic Flights to Measure Greenhouse Gases

1/7/2009 NSF's High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research (HIAPER) will cover more than 24,000 miles in a series of five flights over three years to sample the atmosphere.

The View from 3,500 Years (and More) in the Past: Blogging from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice-Coring Project

1/6/2009 "Watching the drill going down the hole and then coming up to deliver ice to the core handlers is like a flawlessly executed ballet dance with everyone and every part of the system working in concert." -- Julie Palais, NSF glaciology program officer.

Searching for Meteorites in One of the Most Remote Places in Antarctica

12/24/2008 The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program--a joint endeavor of NASA, NSF and the Smithsonian Institution--has again deployed to Antarctica. The team is sending short dispatches from its field camp as work progresses.

Gates of the Arctic National Park Offers Opportunity to Become an Artist in Resdience

12/23/2008 The Artist in Residence program offers professional writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, and artisans an opportunity to pursue their art at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.
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