Arctic Circle

Climate change will increase the accumulation of DDT in the Arctic

Many organic pollutants that originate from industrial and technical processes, are persistent and are not degraded in the environment. This poses a hazard for…

DNA survives critical entry into Earth’s atmosphere

Applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket using pipettes, small, double-stranded DNA molecules flew into space from Earth and back again….

Climate Record From Bottom of Russian Lake Shows Arctic Was Warmer Millions of Years Ago

The Arctic was very warm during a period roughly 3.5 to 2 million years ago–a time when research suggests that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere…

Babson Research Finds Challenges To Ice Road Economy In The Arctic

• Road construction and maintenance techniques can lengthen ice road seasons, saving between $6 million and $27 million a year in transportation costs. •…

First-of-its-kind study finds alarming increase in flow of water into oceans

Freshwater is flowing into Earth's oceans in greater amounts every year, a team of researchers has found, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms linked to…