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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.

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Sam Friedman / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / November 9, 2018

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy calculated that, as of Wednesday, a total of 0.7 inches of snow had fallen at Fairbanks International Airport, making this the least snowy year here since 1926.

Read article on Fairbanks Daily News-Miner



Vopnafjörður, Austurland, Iceland
LARISSA KYZER / Iceland Review / November 9, 2018

A considerable number of the herring catch that’s been landed in recent days has been found to be infected. As such, almost all of it will be incinerated. Note, according to Fisheries Information and Resource System (FIRMS) the infection rate of herring with Ichthyophonus in Iceland was estimated to be 32% in the in the winter 2008/2009.

Read article on Iceland Review



Turku, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Yle Uutiset / November 8, 2018

Littoinen Lake made headlines in 2017 when it was chemically treated because it was overwhelmed with phosphorous and algae. Now there is a new problem.

Read article on Yle Uutiset



Angels Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Bruce Mactavish / The Telegram / November 10, 2018

It started when Jamie Brandon posted a picture of cattle egret in a field with cows at Great Barasway. When the dust cleared a whopping nine cattle egrets had been discovered making it the largest influx of cattle egrets in Newfoundland in living memory.

Read article on The Telegram



Sitka, Alaska, United States
LEO Network / November 3, 2018

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) sighted far north of its usual tropical habitat.

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Ryrkaypiy, Russia
Siberia Times / November 7, 2018

The animals are irritated because they are ready to leave the area and start hunting in the deep sea, but ice is too thin, said Malakhova.

Read article on Siberia Times



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