Arctic Sea Ice Disappearance Spurs Northern Greening

August 23, 2013 9:46 PM

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As our climate warms and sea ice declines, the Arctic is receiving a bit of a makeover. Scientists have discovered that warming trends are changing the vegetation in nearby coastal areas, essentially greening the Arctic.

In order to see how melting sea ice might be affecting the surrounding areas, the scientists reviewed research on the response of plants, marine life and animals to declining sea ice in the Arctic. The close, comprehensive study analyzed 10 years-worth of data and research on the subject.

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