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arctic wildfires

Wildfires are raging in the Arctic after an unprecedented heatwave

July 19th, 2019

The Arctic is a chilly place, or at least it’s supposed to be, but a recent combination of record-breaking heat and intense wildfires have turned areas of Greenland, Siberia, and Alaska into smoke-covered infernos. Scientists have been keeping a close eye on how things are developing, and as Earther reports, we’ve got some really stunning …

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What in the world did NASA just spot in the Arctic sea ice?

April 23rd, 2018

Every year, NASA takes a high-flying trip over the Arctic to monitor the ice and gather information on the area where people almost never tread. It’s been going on for a decade now, and most of the time the scientists make their observations with little fanfare. This year, however, the researchers snapped a photo of …