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A landscape unseen in over 40,000 years

A landscape unseen in over 40,000 years

Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven’t been ice-free in more than 40,000 years, and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years, new INSTAAR-led research finds. The study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, uses radiocarbon dating to determine the ages of plants collected at the edges of 30 ice caps on Baffin Island, west of Greenland.

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Arctic Arts photographers awarded 6 medals at Arctic Biodiversity Congress

Arctic Arts photographers awarded 6 medals at Arctic Biodiversity Congress

Photographers from the Arctic Arts Project, a collective of 8 photographers with a unified mission to promote visual understanding of climate change, were awarded 6 out of 14 medals in the “Through the Lens” international photography competition of the Arctic Biodiversity Congress. The Arctic Arts Project is a frequent partner of the University of Colorado, and director Kerry Koepping is an INSTAAR Affiliate.

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Act on Climate with new website from CU Boulder Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community

Act on Climate, a new addition to the University of Colorado Boulder Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) website, makes it easy to step through the most effective personal actions you can take on climate.

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INSTAAR begins search for new director

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Diatoms of North America gets a website refresh

Diatoms of North America gets a website refresh

A new version of the community-based website Diatoms of North America launched today at https://diatoms.org. Previously known as Diatoms of the United States, the website is an online guide to diatoms that helps researchers identify almost 900 species.

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New research shows rapid ecosystem changes in the high Arctic

New research shows rapid ecosystem changes in the high Arctic

A new study led by INSTAAR postdoc Lineke Woelders has found dramatic shifts in the ecosystem of a remote archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in response to recent climate change. The study was published May 1, 2018 in the open-access journal Scientific Reports, doi 10.1038/s41598-018-25148-7.

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