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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.

Juneau, Alaska, United States
Associated Press / Anchorage Daily News / August 2, 2018

The overriding theory is that it's a bloom of algae brought on by rising water temperatures.

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Unalaska, Alaska, United States
LEO Network / July 19, 2018

Slow sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) runs in the Aleutians potentially linked to warming ocean temperatures.

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Hatzic Lake, British Columbia, Canada
CTV News Vancouver / August 1, 2018

Swimmers have reported feeling nausea, itchy skin and irritated eyes after vising the popular lake.

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Saint John River, New Brunswick, Canada
Alexander Quon / Global News / July 30, 2018

The warning from New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health comes less than a week after three dogs died as a result of what is suspected to be a blue-green algae bloom.

Read article on Global News



Finnmark, Norway
AFP/zl / The Local / August 2, 2018

The region is so hot that it has experienced 12 "tropical" nights with evening temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius so far this year, according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Read article on The Local



Jokkmokk, Norrbottens län, Sweden
Jonathan Watts / The Guardian / July 30, 2018

A sleepy Lapland fire station is calling in help from all corners to fight the unprecedented wildfires sweeping the region.

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Kebnekaise, Kiruna, Sweden
Christina Anderson / New York Times / August 2, 2018

Soaring temperatures are melting snow and ice from Kebnekaise’s southern peak, making the northern part of the mountain Sweden’s highest point.

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Rovaniemi, Lappi, Finland
Yle Uutiset / August 6, 2018

There are unusually low numbers of mosquitoes throughout Finland this sweltering summer – and likely fewer than usual next year as well.

Read article on Yle Uutiset



North Yakutia, Russia
Siberian Times / July 21, 2018

Locals in north of Yakutia said daylight was completely gone for several hours. After the sun returned, locals found thick layer of dust covering everything outside.

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