NASA Goddard Podcast Contains Animation of 2008 Near-Record Sea-Ice Minimum, Interview with Scientist

12/18/2008 The polar ice caps have been shrinking in summer and expanding in winter for millions of years. But in the past 30 years, the Arctic sea ice at the end of each summer's melt has gotten steadily smaller. See an animation and read transcript. More

On-line Exhibit: Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival

12/16/2008 The Yup’ik people have no word for science yet their tools were so well designed that they allowed the Yupiit to live in a land no one else would inhabit. An on-line version of the NSF-funded exhibit documents the depth and scope of Yupiit knowledge. More

NSF-funded, University of Maryland Researchers' Web site Features Video Clips from Arctic Research

12/8/2008 This Web site serves as a gateway to Arctic scientific research at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The site includes clips of polar bears and walrus taken during research cruises. More

From Dahl's Sheep to Wolverines, Watch a Web Slideshow Featuring the Animals that Inhabit Gates of the Arctic National Park

12/1/2008 The slide show is one of several on-line activites for children on the park's Web site. More

Webcast / Podcast Available: "Ice Sheets Unplugged: The Future of Sea Level in a Warming World"

11/28/2008 The lecture was given at the University of Delaware on Nov. 14 by Richard Alley, a geoscientist at Penn State, as one of the university's William S. Carlson IPY events. The lectures honor a former university president and polar researcher. More

Today Show Returns to "The Ends of the Earth", Interviews Diver and Researcher who uses Underwater Robots to Explore Antarctica

11/18/2008 Meredith Vieira interviews NSF-funded researcher Stacy Kim, who uses custom-built robots to explore the icy waters of McMurdo Sound. See the interview and underwater footage. More

EPA-Sponsored Underwater Survey of the Aleutians Reveals New Wonders: Images and Video Document Expedition

11/3/2008 A team of divers representing the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation as well as NOAA and EPA made 440 dives over two summers, in the process discovering 20 new species of marine organisms. More

'Icy Embellishments' Focus of Oct. 30 University of Delaware IPY Webcast by Noted Cultural Historian

10/27/2008 On Oct. 30, from 5-6:30 p.m., Robert McCracken Peck, curator of art and artifacts and senior fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, discusses how Arctic enthusiasm was manifested in everyday items of 19th century material culture. More

PBS' NOVA Series Features NSF-funded Arctic Dinosaur Discovery

10/7/2008 A NOVA documentary debuting on Oct. 7 reveals that dinosaurs survived and thrived in the harsh environments of the north and south polar regions. The program follows paleontologists unearthing 70 million-year-old fossils from the Alaskan tundra. More

U. of Delaware Podcast: Early Arctic Explorers Triggered Americans' Interest in Polar Discovery

10/3/2008 When explorer Elisha Kent Kane died in 1857, his was the largest funeral, at that time, in American history. Author Michael Robinson discussed the imprint of early Arctic explorers on the American psyche as part of the university's IPY events series. More
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