Uncover Narwhal Secrets

Millions of nerve endings in the tusk that suggest it’s a sophisticated sensor

The narwhal is famous for the long ivory tusk that spirals up to 9 feet forward from its face.

Research supported by WWF has revealed some amazing things – like millions of nerve endings in the tusk that suggest it’s a sophisticated sensor. Now new research shows narwhals appearing to use their tusks for a purpose never before documented. Continue reading “Uncover Narwhal Secrets”

WATCH: A Breathtaking Timelapse Of The Never-Setting Arctic Sun

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN THE ARCTIC

In the polar regions called, the sun never sets in summer — and it looks really nifty when you watch it sped up.

Why Doesn’t the Sun Set ?
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2015 Warmest Year On Record

International report confirms Earth is hot and getting hotter
2015 topped 2014 as warmest year on record with help from El Nino

An annual State of the Climate report has confirmed that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year on record since at least the mid-to-late 19th century.

Last year’s record heat resulted from a combination of long-term global warming and one of the strongest El Niño experienced since at least 1950, according to the more than 450 scientists that contributed to the report. They found that most indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a global warming.  Continue reading “2015 Warmest Year On Record”

WATCH: A Pianist Play A Heartbreaking Funeral Song For The Arctic

PERFORMED IN FRONT OF A MELTING GLACIER

Through his music, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic. Einaudi performed one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the middle of the Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in Svalbard, Norway).

Einaudi performed a heartbreaking “Elegy For The Arctic”, an original composition designed to raise awareness about climate change in the fragile, frigid region as a way of supporting Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign.

The campaign is currently encouraging government representatives at this week’s meeting of the OSPAR Commission to set up a protected area in international Arctic waters about the size of the UK. The OSPAR commission is a group of 15 European governments that is set up to protect the environment in the waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic.

THE ARCTIC NEEDS YOUR VOICE

Source: Popular Science