Lead pollution in Arctic ice shows economic impact of wars and plagues for past 1,500 years 

A research team used 13 ice cores from Greenland and the Russian Arctic to measure, date, and analyze lead emissions captured in ice from 500 to 2010 CE. They found that increases in lead concentration in the ice cores track closely with periods of expansion in Europe, the advent of new technologies, and economic prosperity. Decreases in lead, on the other hand, paralleled climate disruptions, wars, plagues, and famines.

Source: Lead pollution in Arctic ice shows economic impact of wars and plagues for past 1,500 years — ScienceDaily

Ecological Importance and Human Rights Be Damned, Trump Admin Says Fossil Fuel Pillaging in Arctic Refuge Coming Soon | Common Dreams News

Interior Dept. statement that “lease sale will happen in 2019” comes as oil companies face heat over possible extraction on previously protected public land

Source: Ecological Importance and Human Rights Be Damned, Trump Admin Says Fossil Fuel Pillaging in Arctic Refuge Coming Soon | Common Dreams News

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes — ScienceDaily

Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of the jet stream, a major air current over the Northern Hemisphere.

Source: A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes — ScienceDaily

Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain: Recent increases in summer temperatures are having a major impact on the landscape — ScienceDaily

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.

Source: Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain: Recent increases in summer temperatures are having a major impact on the landscape — ScienceDaily

Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain: Recent increases in summer temperatures are having a major impact on the landscape — ScienceDaily

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.

Source: Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain: Recent increases in summer temperatures are having a major impact on the landscape — ScienceDaily