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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.

Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
ALEXANDER ELLIOTT / RÚV / December 4, 2018

The average temperature was higher than normal in all parts of the country and in Reykjavík November was warmer than October.

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Dawson, Yukon, Canada
CBC / December 4, 2018

Now three years in a row the river is jammed, upriver from Dawson, and that leaves a big open lead of water right in front of town.

Read article on CBC



Togiak, Alaska, United States
Lindsey Markoff, Ted Meyers and Tom Okey / LEO Network / November 26, 2018

Thousands of smelts were found dead during low tide in the Togiak slough. Is there an environmental cause?

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Golovin, Alaska, United States
Carol Oliver and Richard L Thoman Jr / LEO Network / November 21, 2018

This was the warmest autumn on record for western Alaska. Local observer comments on how lack of sea ice is effecting fish and bird behavior.

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Robinsons Island, Prince Edward Island, Canada
CBC News / December 3, 2018

Thousands of lobsters, clams, quahogs and crabs have washed up on the shore at Robinson's Island, a consequence of no sea ice and big waves.

Read article on CBC News



Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Press in Welfleet, Massachusetts / the Guardian / November 25, 2018

Robert Prescott, of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, believes a warming trend allowed the turtles to delay their migration south.

Read article on the Guardian



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