Arctic continues to warm at rapid rate

December 17, 2014 9:28 PM

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Arctic air temperatures continue to warm at more than twice the rate of global air temperatures, which could result in broad impacts on trade and climate,federal scientists announced Wednesday.

"We are an Arctic nation ... what happens up there in the Arctic matters to us down here," said Martin O. Jeffries, a scientist with the Office of Naval Research and the lead editor of the annual "Arctic Report Card." The report was issued Wednesday by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmosp...

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