Will Living Organisms Survive the Arctic Climate Change?

In the kingdom of marine life, the food chain starts with barely visible organisms known as plankton. Small fish devour them, and larger fish feast on small fish. If plankton vanish,...

Ask an Expert: Dr. Shigeto Nishino and Dr. Eiji Watanabe, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

What is happening with the Arctic Sea Ice?

If you think seawater should taste pretty much the same everywhere around the world, think again. In the Arctic, the salt content of the surface seawater has always been below the global range of 3.1 to 3.8 percent...

Ask an Expert: Associate Prof. Kazutaka Tateyama (Kitami Institute of Technology)

Does Arctic Warming Bring on Colder Winter for Japan?

Just as global warming continues to speed up, Japan’s winter is becoming colder than ever. In 2016, Tokyo had the first snow of the season in November — the earliest snowfall recorded in 54 years...

Ask an Expert: Associate Prof. Jun Inoue (National Institute of Polar Research)

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