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Research: Arctic’s role as climate moderator threatened
December 13, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists in a rare and sometimes dangerous study of the Arctic have found that the region’s thinning sea ice is more prone to melting and storms, threatening its role as a moderator of the planet’s climate.

Clouds amplify warming in Arctic, study finds
December 10, 2015

waldenPULLMAN, Wash. – Clouds can increase warming in the changing Arctic region more than scientists expected, according to a new study published Dec. 10 in the journal Nature Communications.

Researcher wins Fulbright chair to study Arctic change
April 13, 2015

waldenPULLMAN, Wash. – Von P. Walden will expand international collaboration on research into thinning sea ice as the 2015 U.S. Fulbright Arctic Chair in Norway. The distinguished chairs are among the most prestigious Fulbright appointments, according to the organization’s website.

WSU geneticist helps solve mystery of Arctic peoples
August 28, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

omar cornejoPULLMAN, Wash. – With help from a Washington State University population geneticist, Danish researchers have concluded that North America and the Arctic were settled in at least three pulses of migration from Siberia. First came the ancestors of today’s Native Americans, then Paleo-Eskimos – the first to settle in the Arctic – followed by the ancestors of today’s Inuit.

Arctic outbreaks headline state’s 2013-14 winter season
March 25, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

agweathernet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – Better late than never. That’s a common sentiment among Washingtonians in the aftermath of a February of significant recovery in the mountain snowpack.