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The Best Shot for Slowing Climate Impacts in Alaska and the Arctic

August 28, 2015 by Durwood Zaelke

Arctic Melting and Risk in Alaska

I worked in Alaska many years ago as a young attorney defending the forests, fisheries and other remarkable natural resources of the last frontier. The “termination dust” that fell every fall ahead of the deep freeze of winter made my job easier, providing an annual pause in development.[read more]

Artic Sea Ice and Albedo: Ice-Free Season Growing 5 Days per Decade

March 12, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Ice-Free Days

According to newly published research, the ice-free season in the Arctic is growing by five days per decade. Analysis of satellite data indicate increasing absorption of solar energy in the summer Arctic ocean is pushing back the start of the autumn freeze.[read more]

Melting Arctic Sea Ice Causing More Warming Than Expected

February 24, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Arctic Ice Melt

Scientists have long modeled the expected warming due to the decreased albedo effect as melting Arctic sea ice exposes more open ocean. As early as the 1960′s climate researchers have predicted how this phenomenon will amplify global warming.[read more]