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When Being Thick is a Good Thing

It turns out that, when it comes to the warming of the Arctic Ocean, it’s not just how much ice that matters, but also how thick it is. A new study published last week in the Annals of Glaciology suggests that ...

You Say Arctic, I Say… Penguin?

Canada is an Arctic nation. The Arctic represents roughly 40% of Canada's land mass. But ask people (as we often do) what comes to mind when they hear the word "Arctic" and it quickly becomes clear that we'r...

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Everyone is worried about the impacts of continued warming in the Arctic on polar bears. But who's looking out for the copepod? That's right, the copepod. OK, they don't have big brown eyes. But they do have...
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An Example of Climate Change?

A few days ago, we talked about how a long-standing Iqaluit tradition, the New Years Snowmobile Parade, was cancelled this year due to insufficient ice on Frobisher Bay. The bay had not frozen over as it usuall...