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Smoky Anchorage has the worst air quality in the U.S.

08.20.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Anchorage's smoky summer won't relent. As of Tuesday morning, the most populated city in Alaska had the worst air quality in the nation, according to the World Air Quality Index.  A number of late-season wildfires have perpetuated Anchorage's ha... ...

You can track Greta Thunberg’s travels as she sails across the high seas

08.14.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Greta Thunberg is bound for the high seas. On August 14 the teenage climate activist set sail from Britain to New York City aboard the Malizia II, a technologically-advanced racing sailboat that generates electricity using solar panels and underwater... ...

Sad remains of Iceland’s first dead glacier seen in satellite images

08.12.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Oddur Sigurðsson, a geologist in the Icelandic Meteorological Office, declared the largely vanished Okjökull glacier dead in 2014.  Five years later, on August 18, Sigurðsson and others will hike to the summit of the cone-shaped v... ...

Century-old ship logs reveal extent of today’s drastic Arctic melt

08.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A 19th-century polar explorer depicted the harrows of traversing the Arctic, "for its course is tracked with hardships, and its field is sown with graves." The often-frigid, ice-clad Arctic remains a harsh world. But in the early 1900s, there was sub... ...

Seafaring robot crashes into iceberg, still finishes scientific trip around Antarctica

08.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

13,670 nautical miles. 50-foot waves. One big collision.  Over the weekend a Saildrone — a 23-foot long uncrewed marine robot — withstood the tempestuous seas around Antarctica to complete the first-ever circumnavigation of the conti... ...