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Lake Michigan January thaw

Groundhog Not Sure What To Say

In Chicago, I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to go for a run. While preparing my warm clothes I looked at the weather report and saw that it was 45° outside. The ice that had built up along the shore

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Observe Arctic Matters Day – January 14

The video below, produced by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, illustrates the change in arctic sea ice over the last generation – not just in surface extent, but also in thickness. Shifts in these measurements are subtle in the early years, so have the

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Blumenauer and Burns Pauites Blast Malheur Mob

It’s been almost week now that an unruly gang of right wing extremists from as far away as Texas grabbed their guns and broke into the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, threatening to kill anyone who tried to interrupt their

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NSIDC Update: Arctic Ocean Losing 4.75% of Ice per Decade

The value of well-funded science is that it produces sustained observations over long periods, not just when an issue is hot.  I am appreciative of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, funded by NASA, NOAA and the National Science Foundation with the task of

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?