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Warming brings coastal change to British Isles Off the West Coast of Scotland, there is a large archipelago know as the Hebrides which consists of over 100 islands, 15 of which are inhabited. People there live close to the sea, fishing, and the marine wildlife that occupies the coastal environment. They also live close to the land, practicing farming (crofting) raising sheep and cattle. This week we feature a BBC story about the impacts of climate change on the islands of North and South Uist in the Hebrides, where sea level rise and changing storm conditions threaten the land, lifestyle and infrastructure. According to ocean buoy data, the sea level in the Northern Hebrides is rising at a rate of 2.9 mm per year. It does not sound like much, but even small change can have dramatic consequences especially during high tides and extended storm events. The video which features an interview with local crofter Iain Macdonald, looks and sounds a lot like stories from communities in Alaska. It will certainly resonate with residents from many other coastal communities around the circumpolar north. Mike Brubaker - Editor

Benbecula, Scotland, United Kingdom
BBC News / November 5, 2020

The Outer Hebrides are already suffering from the impacts of climate change including higher tides, longer storms and erosion.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Steven McKenzie / BBC News / October 27, 2020

Finding the deep-diving species so far inland was incredible. Rescuers made a sterling effort to save the 21ft-long animal found in a tributary of the River Clyde near Glasgow Airport. Two died after stranding on shores of the Firth of Clyde and another in the Western Isles.

Read article on BBC News



Kronotsky Nature Reserve
Siberian times / October 26, 2020

This spike of bear cannibalism is reported at the South-Kamchatka nature reserve in Kamchatka.The spike of cannibalism in brown bears is currently linked to the lower number of sockeye salmon getting to the lake from the Sea of Okhotsk.

Read article on Siberian times



Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
CBC / November 2, 2020

Doug Lundquist, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, has worked in B.C. and Yukon for over three decades, and says he's "never quite seen a storm like this."

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Star Phoenix / November 10, 2020

People are advised to stay off the roads as city crews try to clear priority streets. Biggest snow event since the blizzard of 2007.

Read article on The Star Phoenix



Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
Shannon Yates / LEO Network / October 26, 2020

Large amounts of precipitation triggered landslides across Prince of Wales Island, blocking roads and damaging at least one bridge.

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Folldal, Innlandet, Norway
Stine Bækkelien,Hans-Kristian Rangnes / NRK / November 6, 2020

On Friday, it was measured 12.8 degrees C in Folldal, over 30 degrees warmer than on the same day last year.

Read article on NRK



Mariehamn, Mariehamns stad, Aland Islands, Finland
Yle Uutiset / November 6, 2020

The mercury hit 16.6 degrees C at Mariehamn airport on Friday, beating Tuesday’s record-breaking high of 14.7 C in Pori.

Read article on Yle Uutiset



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