35,000 Walrus Converge On Alaska Beach As Sea Ice Retreats | ThinkProgress. Advertisements
Science Graphic of the Week: Radar Reveals Massive Antarctic Ice Retreat | Science | WIRED.
Siberia Is Already Experiencing Mid-Summer Temperatures And Major Wildfires | ThinkProgress. “And with a record-braking warm spring in parts of Siberia, experts are warning that 2014 could be an epic year for forest fires.”
All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of “giant virus” — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a light microscope. Indeed, despite being frozen for over 30,000 years, Pithovirus sibericum still packs […]
Icy Europa May Have First Evidence For Active Plate Tectonics on an Alien World – Wired Science
After several years planning the difficult mission, scientists successfully drilled through Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. They were stunned by what they found, and worry global sea levels could be at risk. Remote Antarctic Trek Reveals A Glacier Melting From Below : NPR
The military said the regular patrols are meant to protect the thousands of miles of coastline suddenly open to other countries’ ships on a regular basis. Russia Preparing Patrols of Arctic Shipping Lanes