Arctic coastlines have not been considered carefully in carbon cycles for long, but new research suggests that eroding permafrost may emit more greenhouse gases than previously thought. Read more.
This solicitation requests proposals that fall within two tracks. Track 1 supports research activities, while Track 2 is dedicated to planning grants to develop convergence research teams to tackle projects of larger scope in the future. This solicitation is the second of what is envisioned to be at least a five-year agency-wide program to support […]
The National Science Foundation has awarded $37.5 million to institutions across the U.S. in a first round of grants under its Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative. The awards will enable cutting-edge scientific research on how to adapt to the significant change underway in the Arctic to advance scientists’ understanding and community and policymaker decision-making. […]
Extreme sea level events that used to occur once a century will strike every year on many coasts by 2050, no matter whether climate heating emissions are curbed or not, according to a landmark report by the world’s scientists. Read more.
Kivalina is dealing with problems due to the warming of the Arctic. The warming climate has led to troubles such as the accelerated erosion of the land the village sits on, which used to be mitigated by sea ice (which is vanishing), and permafrost (which is thawing). Read more.
The remote town of Barrow, Alaska, home to more than 4,000 people, touts picturesque views of the Arctic Ocean as well as an unparalleled connection to the Alaskan wild, but underneath its stunning beauty lies a major global crisis—permafrost coastal erosion—causing Barrow to gradually slip into the sea. Read more.
The 5.5-mile stretch of permafrost coastline at Drew Point is losing 30 football fields of land per year. Every year, as the snows thaw and the sea ice recedes, a desolate Alaska coastline awakens — and for a short but dramatic period of time, renews its relentless collapse into the sea. Except now, the stretch […]