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Blame a wobbly polar vortex for why you're so damn cold

It's coming. The polar vortex — a spinning mass of winter-chilled Arctic air — has become wobbly and weak. It's expected to slosh down and blanket a considerable part of the East Coast and Midwest with frigid polar air beginning this weekend, bringing sub zero temperatures to some Midwestern places. "We're gonna freeze," John Martin, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said in an interview.  The polar vortex typically lives in the high Arctic each wint...
Tags: Europe, National Weather Service, Science, US, Indianapolis, Earth, Arctic, East Coast, Midwest, Martin, University of Wisconsin Madison, John Martin, Indiana University Purdue University, ECMWF, Filipelli, Michael Ventrice

Fracturing to Survive in Tanya Tagaq's 'Split Tooth'

None In his treatise Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (2018), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee) argues that literature is part of a larger struggle across our cultural practices, social formations, and our very selves, to "understand and articulate our humanity." Literature tells stories about people, and indigenous literatures matter because they tell stories about what it means to be indigenous—in a world of one's own people, in a world of settler peoples, in a world with other beings who may ...
Tags: Music, Justice, Review, Fiction, Americas, Book Review, Fox, Canada, Arctic, Colonialism, Pacific Northwest, Adolescence, Cherokee, Tanya Tagaq, Jaime Hernandez, Viking Books

A study shows an increase of permafrost temperature at a global scale

Permafrost, is an element of the cryosphere which has not been as much studied as other soils like glaciers or marine ice. Now, for the first time, a review of the state of permafrost on Earth has been carried out thanks to the data analysis of more than 120 drillings distributed around the Arctic and the Antarctica, as well as in mountains and high plains worldwide.
Tags: Science, Earth, Arctic, Antarctica

UK weather: snow and ice warnings as cold snap forecast

Met Office says Arctic air means temperatures will drop close to or below freezing Winter is predicted to tighten its grip across the country with temperatures widely dropping close to or below freezing, ending a spell of unseasonably warm weather.The Met Office has issued weather warnings for snow showers, strong winds and icy conditions for much of the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Weather, UK, Scotland, UK News, Arctic, Met Office

The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming

Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international permafrost network GTN-P shows, in all regions with permafrost soils the temperature of the frozen ground at a depth of more than 10 meters rose by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius between 2007 and 2016 -- in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as the high mountain ranges of Europe and Central Asia.
Tags: Europe, Arctic, Antarctic

My 2019 Goals in Life and Travel

This post is probably a couple of weeks overdue, but I wasn’t mentally ready yet to tackle it. Posts like this one require a great deal of emotional energy and, frankly, I haven’t been up to it lately. But it’s something I need to do for myself, if no one else as it really does help me organize my thoughts and get ready for a new year. It’s far too easy to fall into familiar and comfortable routines, at least it is for me, but by starting out the year with a clear roadmap – or at least a solid ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Australia, Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Portugal, Arctic, Antarctica, Switzerland, Tasmania, Rwanda, Galapagos, Western Europe, Top Travel Tips

Say it ain't snow: 2 winter storms, then an Arctic blast from the 'fractured' polar vortex

Any hopes we had for a mild end to January appear over. A pair of winter storms will dump snow and ice across the central and eastern U.S. over the next several days.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Arctic, Usa Today

Driving to the Arctic Circle in Mazda SUVs

Conquering threatening terrain and a race against time to experience this remote corner of the world A car in our caravan of Mazdas careened into a snow drift, the sun wouldn’t emerge for another 30 days, and we were still hours from Inuvik—the last Canadian city before the banks of the world’s northernmost ocean. Welcome to the Arctic Circle. Temperature: -22 Fahrenheit. The Mazda CX-5 …
Tags: Auto, Design, Canada, Road Trips, Arctic, Driving, Arctic Circle, SUVs, Mazda, CX-3, Inuvik, CX-5

SF Studios Unveils International Trailer For ‘Amundsen’ (EXCLUSIVE)

SF Studios has unveiled the international trailer for “Amundsen,” the high-profile Norwegian historical drama about Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen which is directed by Espen Sandberg (“Kon-Tiki,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”). Now in post-production, “Amundsen” is headlined by Pål Sverre Hagen (“Kon-Tiki”) who stars as Amundsen, the legendary explorer who reached […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Arctic, Roald Amundsen, Kon Tiki, Amundsen, SF Studios, Pål Sverre Hagen, SF Studios Unveils International, Espen Sandberg `` Kon Tiki

Eastern, central US to face more winter storms, polar plunge after calmer first half of this week

More winter storms and Arctic air are in the offing for the eastern and central United States after a brief spell of calmer weather through the middle of this week.
Tags: News, US, United States, Arctic

'Captain America: The First Avenger' Stands Out in a Glut of Comic Book Films

None Discussions of the mythical "superhero fatigue" were in full swing in the summer of 2011, and the concept has been raised every time a superhero film is considered a critical or commercial disappointment. The basis of superhero fatigue is the idea that audiences will grow tired of the neverending glut of big-budget comic book films, and will stop seeing them en masse. It's quaint to think of film bloggers in 2011 foretelling the imminent implosion of the genre when, seven years later, mega...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Music, New York, Washington, Nazis, New York City, Marvel, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Iron Man, Brooklyn, United States, Italy, Arctic

Trump administration working on Arctic oil leases despite shutdown

The bureau is legally required to hold public meetings on its plans. Wednesday marked the 19th day of a partial U.S. government shutdown caused by the failure of President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats to agree on a spending bill that provides funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, one of Trump's key election pledges. Nine federal departments, including the Department of the Interior - whose BLM handles permits for oil and gas drilling on public land - have been affected, to ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Arctic, Donald Trump, BLM, Trump, Department Of The Interior

You might be one of the nearly 1 million people automatically enrolled in renewable energy plans Feb. 1

In the ’70s, it was not uncommon to be approached by free-spirited enviros wearing tie-dye shirts and Birkenstocks preaching the benefits of solar energy, getting off the grid and saving the planet. Today, bureaucrats wearing suits working out of shared office space in Pershing Square soon will be offering almost 1 million residential customers in 29 cities and unincorporated communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties a way to reduce their carbon footprint while keeping the lights on and ai...
Tags: Energy, News, Climate Change, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Green Power, Arctic, Local News, Orange County, Ventura County, Pacific Ocean, Sierra Club

A Week In Montana On A $50,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a managing editor working in digital media who makes about $50,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Baked Lays.Occupation: Managing EditorIndustry: Digital MediaAge: 30Location: MontanaSalary: $30,000 (I am the content manager of a h...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Montana, Boston, Canada, Atlantic, Arctic, Richard Ford, Denver, Tj Maxx, Springsteen, Roy Rogers, Yin, Kimmie Greene, Broadway Netflix

‘Arctic’ Trailer: Mads Mikkelsen Learns There’s Snowplace Like Home

Mads Mikkelsen freezes his butt off in the Arctic trailer. The Hannibal actor plays a man stranded in the Arctic after surviving a plane crash. Now he has to make a choice: stay at his relatively safe (but very chilly) camp, or brave the elements in a search for help. Ice, snow and polar bears abound. Watch the Arctic trailer below, and remember to bundle up. Arctic Trailer  Mads Mikkelsen? More like mad icicles, son! (I’m so sorry.) The actor plays Overgård, “a resourceful yet increasi...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Arctic, Movie Trailers, Iceland, Mikkelsen, Penna, Mads Mikkelsen, Joe Penna, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Overgård

Arctic Trailer: Mads Mikkelsen Fights For Survival

Arctic trailer: Mads Mikkelsen fights for survival Bleecker Street has released the first trailer for the upcoming Icelandic survival thriller Arctic starring Hannibal‘s Mads Mikkelsen, which can be viewed in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMa...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Arctic, Cannes film festival, Hannibal, Morrison, Penna, Mads Mikkelsen, Movie News, Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison

Beijing building its influence in the Arctic

In its quest to become a global superpower, China has regularly become entangled in territorial disputes with its neighbors, butting up against international law.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, Arctic

With an eye to power and profit, Beijing is building influence in the Arctic

In its quest to become a global superpower, China has regularly become entangled in territorial disputes with its neighbors, butting up against international law.
Tags: China, Cnn, Beijing, Arctic

Best unexpected travel destinations

Classic destinations like Barcelona, Tokyo, and NYC rack up huge numbers of visitors every year — and show no signs of stopping. While those cities no doubt deserve spots near the top of your travel bucket list, sometimes it’s the underdog that really takes your breath away, particularly if that means getting somewhere special before the masses. From way up north in Finland to the American South, here are 10 surprising destinations we loved in 2018 and will continue to rave about in the new y...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Asia, Africa, US, Macedonia, Arctic, Angola, Finland, Kenya, Santa Claus, Uzbekistan, Miami, Napa, Lapland, Moldova

‘Norm of the North: The Keys to the Kingdom’ Trailer: Yes, This is a Sequel

Do you remember the polar bear movie starring Rob Schneider? With a talking bear that decides to visit New York City? Neither do many people, but for some reason, we’re getting a sequel. Norm of the North: The Keys to the Kingdom is the follow-up to the 2016 Trevor Wall movie Norm of the North, which follows up on the titular bear, now voiced by Andrew Toth, as he gets the keys to the city because people love talking bears, I don’t know. And in a direct rip-off of the far superior talking bear ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Kingdom, New York City, Paddington, Animation, Arctic, Movie Trailers, Norm Of The North, Norm, Rob Schneider, Lionsgate Films, Andrew Toth, Family Films, Norm of the North: The Keys to the Kingdom, North The Keys

Climate Change Drives Fish Into New Waters, Remaking an Industry (slashdot)

The catch is shifting northward as water temperatures rise, forcing crews to retool their boats and rework their businesses. From a report: Aboard the Stanley K and the Oracle, two 58-foot vessels, Buck Laukitis and his crews chase halibut across the Bering Sea worth $5 a pound at the docks. As sea temperatures rise, and Arctic ice retreats the fish appear to be avoiding warming waters, migrating northward where they cost more to reach, federal fisheries biologists say. Twice this past fall, the...
Tags: News, Arctic, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Judith, Aleutian Islands, Laukitis, Bering Sea, Dutch Harbor, Msmash, Stanley K

Climate Change Drives Fish Into New Waters, Remaking an Industry

The catch is shifting northward as water temperatures rise, forcing crews to retool their boats and rework their businesses. From a report: Aboard the Stanley K and the Oracle, two 58-foot vessels, Buck Laukitis and his crews chase halibut across the Bering Sea worth $5 a pound at the docks. As sea temperatures rise, and Arctic ice retreats the fish appear to be avoiding warming waters, migrating northward where they cost more to reach, federal fisheries biologists say. Twice this past fall, the...
Tags: Tech, Arctic, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Judith, Aleutian Islands, Laukitis, Bering Sea, Dutch Harbor, Stanley K

Trump administration moves closer to opening Alaskan Arctic to drilling

Interior department published draft impact study experts call ‘inadequate’ following 2017 Congress vote to allow drillingThe Trump administration has moved a step closer to opening the Alaskan Arctic to oil and gas drilling as soon as next year.The interior department’s Bureau of Land Management has published its draft environmental impact study, following Congress voting in 2017 to allow drilling within the Arctic national wildlife refuge. Continue reading...
Tags: Congress, Environment, US news, Alaska, Arctic, Indigenous Peoples, Interior Department, Trump, Bureau of Land Management, Interior, Trump Administration, drillingThe Trump

How Greenland could become China's Arctic base

The vast northern expanse of Greenland needs investment, and China is willing to help – for a price.
Tags: News, China, Arctic, Greenland

Lionsgate Releases Trailer For Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Lionsgate releases trailer for Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom It’s been two years since Lionsgate took a stab at the animation genre again with Norm of the North and they have just released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming first sequel, Keys to the Kingdom, both of which can be viewed below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gpt...
Tags: New York, Movies, Lionsgate, Trailer, Kingdom, Arctic, Norm Of The North, Norm, ComingSoon, Movie News, Richard Finn, Rob Schneider Real Rob, Tim Maltby, Derek Chan, Andy Toth, Schneider Norm of the North

Russia says will build up Arctic military presence

Russia will build up its military presence in the Arctic over the next year, the defence minister said Tuesday, as Moscow seeks to assert its influence in the strategic region. The announcement comes after years of increased activity in the Arctic, which Moscow has declared a top priority due to its mineral riches and military importance. "We'll finish building infrastructure in 2019 to accommodate air defence radar units and aviation guidance points on the Sredny and Wrangel Islands, and on C...
Tags: News, Russia, Arctic, Moscow, Sergei Shoigu, Sredny, Wrangel Islands, Cape Schmidt

Why this 2015 NASA study is beloved by climate change skeptics

A 2015 NASA study caused major controversy by claiming that Antarctica was gaining more ice than it was losing.The study said that ice gains in East Antarctica were effectively canceling out ice losses in the western region of the continent.Since 2015, multiple studies have shown that Antarctica is losing more ice than it's gaining, though the 2015 study remains a favorite of climate change doubters to this day. None Climate change skeptics don't usually cite NASA when trying to make a point. Th...
Tags: Climate Change, Government, Environment, Ipcc, Nasa, Nature, Foreign Policy, Innovation, Arctic, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Antarctic, East Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland

Cities Step Up to the Challenges of Climate Change

Our climate is rapidly changing. Recent studies show earth could be entering a period of warming not seen since the end of the age of dinosaurs. That is, if current trends continue. In this week’s Exploradio, we look at local climate research and local plans to help prevent the effects of a warming planet. Beth Herndon teaches geology at Kent State University. She’s rummaging through a large freezer in her office filled with bags of soil from the Arctic. The permafrost samples she collected in A...
Tags: Alaska, Arctic, Jeff St. Clair, HERNDON, Beth Herndon, Kent State University She

Climate change is killing reindeer in the Arctic

A new Arctic Report Card from the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that the wild reindeer and caribou populations have plummeted by more than half over the last two decades. According to the report, the impact of climate change in the Arctic has resulted in the reindeer population falling from 5 million to 2.1 million. The report found that the weather patterns and vegetation changes in the Arctic tundra have had a major negative impact on the reind...
Tags: Design, Bbc, Canada, Alaska, Arctic, Noaa, Norway, Howard Epstein, University of Virginia Epstein

Dr. Quintard Taylor of We Need Your Help

Dr. Quintard Taylor Dr. Quintard Taylor writes: Newsletter We need your help.  Since 2007 ( has grown from a website of a few dozen pages to more than 15,000 pages, making it the world’s largest free website on the Internet dedicated to African American and global African history.  Our nearly 5,000 original entries span the globe from the Arctic to Antarctica and from the beginning of human history to the recent 2018 midt...
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