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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

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

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

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. More