Arctic’s Second-Warmest Year Leaves Wildlife, Communities Under Pressure

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The 2018 Arctic Report Card also shows sea ice reached its second-lowest extent on record, creating more challenges for coastal people and ecosystems.

On land and at sea, the Arctic is under a relentless global warming siege.

Rising temperatures, melting ice and thawing permafrost threaten ecosystems and communities across the far north with direct impacts like toxic algae outbreaks, harm to fisheries and caribou herds, and coastal erosion.

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