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USGS: Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

9/13/2011 In USGS-coordinated interviews, Yup'ik hunters and elders expressed concerns ranging from safety, such as unpredictable weather patterns and dangerous ice conditions, to changes in plants and animals as well as decreased availability of firewood. More

USGS: Scientists Sail Aug. 2 to Map the Arctic Seafloor and Define the Limits of the Continental Shelf

8/2/2010 American and Canadian scientists are mapping the Arctic seafloor and gathering data to help define the outer limits of the continental shelf. More

USGS: Ice Shelves Disappearing on Antarctic Peninsula

2/22/2010 Ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change. This could result in glacier retreat and sea-level rise if warming continues, threatening coastal communities and low-lying islands worldwide. More

USGS: Based on Geologic Evidence, Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free Conditions

12/29/2009 There is more evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future, accoridng to USGS scientists. More

USGS: "North Pole Wolf" E-mails Locations to Researchers and His "Public"

12/1/2009 Thanks to a satellite collar, two innovative scientists, and a blog, people can follow Brutus, the “North Pole wolf”, as he leads his pack through the long arctic winter. Reserachers hope to learn what wolves like Brutus do in the cold and dark. More

Polar Bear-Climate Connection Supported by New Study

5/18/2009 Forecasts of polar bear populations and their likely responses to climate change have been strengthened by a new publication. USGS and the U.S. Forest service partially funded the study. More

USGS: Erosion Doubles Along Part of Alaska’s Arctic Coast: Cultural and Historical Sites Lost

3/16/2009 Coastal erosion has more than doubled in Alaska - up to 45 feet per year - in a 5-year period between 2002 and 2007 along a 40-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea. More

Gas Hydrates on Alaska's North Slope Hold One of Nation's Largest Deposits of Technically Recoverable Natural Gas

11/18/2008 A USGS assessment estimates there are 85.4 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable gas from natural gas hydrates on the Alaskan North Slope. This would be enough to heat more than 100 million average homes for 10 years. More

Most Alaskan Glaciers Retreating, Thinning, and Stagnating, Says Major USGS Report

10/6/2008 Most glaciers in every mountain range and island group in Alaska are experiencing significant retreat, thinning or stagnation, according to a new book. In places, these changes began as early as the middle of the 18th century. More

USGS Site Posts Scientists' Journals and Videos as Researchers Map the Continental Shelf aboard Coast Guard's Healy

9/5/2008 Follow the Healy as it travels through the Arctic Ocean mapping the seafloor as part of the work of the Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, a government-wide group headed by the State Department. More
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