Arctic researchers and residents have highlighted the need for more solution- and future-oriented research in the region. However, a recent review of conference abstracts and research grants suggests that the field has been slow to respond. Read more in my story for Arctic Deeply.
Sea ice in the Alaskan Arctic drifts from east to west, meaning polar bears have to walk eastward just to stay in the same place. However, sea ice has started moving faster in recent years, forcing bears to work harder. Learn about the causes and consequences in my podcast for Scientific American.
By the end of summer, meltwater ponds riddle the white expanse of Arctic sea ice. Over the past decade, scientists have come to realize that these ponds play a major role in accelerating melt rates, but new research shows they may also impede new ice growth. Find out more in my recent post for EGU’s … More A double threat to Arctic ice