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The Northern Climate Observer

The Northern Climate Observer is a compilation of articles and observations about changing environment and climate, and the impacts on Northern communities. It is a LEO Network product, published weekly by the Center for Climate and Health at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

Michelle Theriault Boots / Anchorage Daily News / March 4, 2019

“You could take your sailboat and sail from Dillingham all the way to Little Diomede and never see much more than an ice cube.

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Nome, Alaska, United States
Diana Haecker / The Nome Nugget / March 2, 2019

Back-to-back blizzards with tons of snow and high winds have hammered Nome since late January and the accumulation of a total of 76 inches of snow is now beginning to take a toll on residents.

Read article on The Nome Nugget



Kotlik, Alaska, United States
Krysti Shallenberger / Alaska Public Media / March 4, 2019

Storms battered the southern Bering Sea and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta last month. February storms aren’t unusual, but the amount of rain and flooding is. The combination caused a lot of damage for two communities in the region.

Read article on Alaska Public Media



Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland
ALEXANDER ELLIOTT / RÚV / March 5, 2019

The golden plover and other species are moving their arrival time up by an average of half a day per year, and have been doing so for the last 20 years.

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Metlakatla, Alaska, United States
LEO Network / February 20, 2019

Swans have arrived early in Southeast Alaska this year, with most lakes still frozen and no green grass anywhere. Most lakes are frozen, the swan is sticking to a small patch of water surrounded by ice. Spring has not began to green up yet. There is no green grass this time of year. I have observed swan(s) in this lake for 2 years now.

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire / March 3, 2019

The number of Arctic terns spending summers by the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center seems to be dwindling.

Read article on Juneau Empire



Gulf of St. Lawrence
KAREN GRAHAM / Digital Journal / September 18, 2018

The Gulf of St. Lawrence has warmed and lost oxygen faster than almost anywhere else in the global oceans due to large-scale climate change, raising the possibility the Gulf could soon be unable to support marine life, according to a new study.

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
Lindsey Pierce and Kristin Cieciel / LEO Network / February 20, 2019

Large number of Red King Crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) found on the beach during an extreme low tide. According to fisheries researchers, crabs move to shallow water to hatch and release eggs.

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