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Tag: alaska

Indigenous Alaskans Reveal New Face of Climate Change

The United States Geological Survey coordinated interviews with Yup’ik hunters and elders in the villages of St. Mary’s and Pitka’s Point, Alaska, in an effort to allow personal interviews the chance to shed light on the impact of climate change.

Polar Bear Cubs Drowning due to Climate Change

A group of biologists that have been studying polar bears off the coast of Alaska have determined that polar bear cubs are drowning, due to loss of sea ice. They are being forced to make longer swims than normal just to find land or stable ice sheets.

The Yukon Delta from Space {Photo of the Day}

This Envisat image features three of Envisat’s Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) acquisitions (19 November 2009, 8 April 2010 and 13 May 2010) laid over one another, depicting the changes in the surface of the Yukon Delta, in Alaska, between when the photos were taken.

Shifting Biomes in Alaska

Scientists have hypothesized that evergreen forests will increase their growth at the margin of present tundra areas, while simultaneously declining at the margins of temperate forests to the south. New … [Read full article]