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Cold Case File: Death in the Arctic
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Cold Case File: Death in the Arctic

Through the use of remotely sensed data, scientists were able to understand the mysterious deaths of caribou in Canada and reindeer in the Bering Sea islands.

Published Dec 27, 2021

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Reindeer as Ecosystem Engineers?
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Reindeer as Ecosystem Engineers?

Herding could help curb Arctic greening and shrubification caused by climate change.

Published Dec 23, 2021

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Caribou on the Move
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Caribou on the Move

Herd migration remains mostly an “unexplained and unexplainable mystery.”

Published Dec 24, 2021

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Grazing with Iceland’s Reindeer
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Grazing with Iceland’s Reindeer

While efforts to raise domesticated reindeer on the island failed, herds of wild reindeer prosper in East Iceland.

Published Dec 22, 2021

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Vegetation
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Vegetation

Greenness is an important indicator of health for forests, grasslands, and farms. The greenness of a landscape, or vegetation index, depends on the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are.

Mar 2000 — Nov 2021

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