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The polar vortex just split in two. Get ready for some wild weather from Europe to the U.S.

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar vortex tends to be associated with some of the coldest air during the winter, the split — which is more like a temporary separation than a lasting divorce…

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Watch How Easily This Gas Tanker Just Crossed the Melting Arctic

The first liquefied natural gas tanker to cross through the Russian Arctic this time of year without the help of a separate icebreaker finished its journey Friday. Read more… Yessenia Funes https://earther.com/watch-how-easily-this-gas-tanker-just-crossed-the-melti-1822973782 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

How climate change is shrinking the largest Arctic land mammal

A scientific study suggests that muskoxen are having smaller and weaker offspring due to warmer winters. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Arctic, Global Warming, Climate Change, and Real Time Carley Sposta http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Kkykjp4lm44/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science Questions

Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet? Does mineral dust warm or cool the atmosphere? NASA has selected two new, creative research proposals to develop small, space-based instruments that will tackle these fundamental questions about our home planet and its environment. http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/new-nasa-space-sensors-to-address-key-earth-science-questions www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport…

Jaguar races through frigid Arctic in its forthcoming electric SUV

Jaguar brought a fleet of its electric vehicle prototypes to the Arctic in northern Sweden, and then proceeded to race them around the snow-blanketed flats.  This could be viewed as stunt — though a potentially useful stunt: It’s important to see how electric vehicles perform in extreme weather conditions. According to Jaguar, the company drove…

Spied! BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Caught Winter Testing

Certain areas of the U.S. may currently be experiencing unseasonably warm weather, but up near the Arctic Circle, it’s still quite cold and snowy. That’s also where our spy photographer caught BMW winter testing the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupe. A small sedan is certainly no X5, but despite the snow on the ground, this prototype appears…

Wild Arctic weather: Siberian temperatures swing 100 degrees Fahrenheit in 2 weeks

On weather maps, the high pressure area looks like a pockmark in the Arctic. The reddish, almost pink blotch goes from far eastern Russia across the Bering Sea and up into the Chukchi Sea, extending well north, into the Arctic. The unusually strong high pressure area is sweeping anomalously warm air into Siberia, northeast Russia,…

The Midwest Is About to Freeze Its Ass Off While the Southwest Roasts

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Arctic air will descend on the central U.S. as a trail of sub-zero temperatures marches down the the Canadian Rockies and parks over the Midwest. It will be short-lived and not quite as severe as the early January cold snap, but it also arrives at an inopportune time…

How I, Tonya’s effects crew captured the film’s impossible skating shot

Film audiences are used to seeing impossible things on-screen. Computer-generated creatures and digital alterations of images are so commonplace that watching a dragon fly through an arctic wasteland to incinerate a zombie army in Game of Thrones is more notable for its narrative importance than for the sheer thrilling impossibility of the image. But even…

Arctic weirding goes into overdrive, with shattered ice and temperature records

You won’t find many climate deniers in the Arctic. From Sitka, Alaska to Svalbard, Norway, people are living through a period of extraordinarily rapid changes that are altering their ways of life.  Alaska just had its warmest December on record, with a staggering statewide average temperature anomaly of 15.7 degrees Fahrenheit above average for the…

Camping in extreme conditions is easier with this inflatable geodesic tent

The Heimplanet Mavericks tent is the adult fun-equivalent of an inflatable bouncy palace … if that bouncy palace is in the Arctic Circle. The post Camping in extreme conditions is easier with this inflatable geodesic tent appeared first on Digital Trends. The Manual Staff https://www.themanual.com/outdoors/heimplanet-mavericks-inflatable-geodesic-tent/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets…

Well, At Least One Catastrophic Climate Scenario Is Looking Less Likely

There’s been loads of media hype regarding the Arctic “methane bomb,” an idea that rising temperatures could cause a pulse of ancient methane, locked in permafrost and frozen hydrates on the ocean floor, to escape to the atmosphere, triggering catastrophic global warming. Well, we have some positive news for you: a… Read more… Maddie Stone…

Alaska’s Caribou Boomed Last Year and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

Alaska’s caribou are having a moment. Last year, for the first time since 2003, the Western Arctic caribou herd—the state’s largest herd—grew, and by over 50,000 individuals. Meanwhile the Porcupine caribou herd, a close second in size, reached a record high of 218,000 individuals. Read more… Maddie Stone https://earther.com/alaska-s-caribou-boomed-last-year-and-scientists-aren-t-1822023734 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world…

Watch this unsuspecting river quickly turn into a chaotic mess of ice chunks

After a monster “bomb cyclone” and frigid Arctic blasts that set some new records on the US East Coast, temperatures have been a bit more merciful this week. And that’s setting the stage for some pretty cool phenomena — like this ice jam on the Ausable River in Au Sable Forks, located in upstate New…