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Climate scientists are using data from old whaling logs

At the turn of the 20th century, a huge sheet of sea ice collapsed, trapping a group of 200 whalers against the coast of Alaska for a long, grueling winter. To keep sane against hunger, sickness, and hopelessness, they kept a weather diary to record

What the warming Arctic means for birds

The Arctic is one of the regions in the world where climate change is significant, yet severely understudied. We follow researchers in northern Alaska who are racing to understand how this changing environment is impacting the breeding and migration of Arctic birds.