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Arctic Tundra - PBS Learning Media

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This video talks about many of the aspects specific to the arctic tundra biome. It is also from a reliable source, pbs.org, and is about 5 minutes long.

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New Arctic Plant Records for British Colombia

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The most reasonable explanation for this pattern is that these species, adapted to arctic-alpine tundra conditions, migrated throughout western North America during the Pleistocene, a time when suitable habitat was much more widespread than now, and subsequently went extinct in many areas as the climate warmed during the Holocene.

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This academic journal talks about the new record of the number of both alpine and arctic plants in North America. This information was found on greener and has numerous citations of scientific evidence and other trustworthy biological scholars. Also, the author of the journal works in the field of botany and is an expert on these types of plants. The journal article was also written in 2012 classified as recent information.

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Life in the Arctic Tundra | Scholastic.com

Life in the Arctic Tundra | Scholastic.com | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it
Take your students on an imaginary expedition to the Arctic tundra, a frozen desert ecosystem.
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This webpage by scholastic.com helpful basic information about arctic tundras. Although there is no specific date, scholastic is a reliable teaching source who regularly updates their information. Also, the information found here remains consistent with other trustworthy sources. This webpage is aimed at teaching others about the basics of the arctic tundra which will provide useful information specifically for the biome chart but also for general knowledge of the arctic tundra biome.

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13 animals of the Arctic: Life in the tundra

13 animals of the Arctic: Life in the tundra | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it

Most of us will never visit the Arctic Circle — and the residents of this northernmost region are perfectly happy with that. We're not talking about Eskimos; we're talking about the animals that call the Arctic home. Though the subzero temperatures and rugged boreal forests may seem bleak and unforgiving, many species thrive in the frigid tundra of the Arctic Circle.

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This website offers good insight into the Arctic Tundra biome by explaining the most common animals and their adaptations to the cold. All the information found on this website is backed up by the US Fish and Wildlife Services.

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Boreal Forest Eats Away at Arctic tundra Biome

Boreal Forest Eats Away at Arctic tundra Biome | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it
In just a few decades shrubs in the Arctic tundra have turned into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate, creating patches of forest which, if replicated across [...]
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This news article talks about the affects global warming on the arctic tundra and its size, climate and wildlife. The information from this site is also currents, from June 2012, and from a reliable source, bitsofscience.org. The information also contains multiple sources from different experts that are listed on a link in the page.

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Next global warming worry: Thawing tundra

Next global warming worry: Thawing tundra | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it
Natalie Boelmen says it's not just ice disappearing from under polar bears; the thawing of the vast Arctic tundra, which locks huge amounts of carbon in its frozen soils poses ecological threat
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This is a good source for evidence because it was written by a specialist in the field instead of a normal reporter. The claims made in this article are backed up by scientific evidence and is seen in other article and research. The author also works in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, so she has a good background to explain the issue discussed in the article.

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Permafrost

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Permafrost
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This article talks about permafrost in the arctic tundra and specifically Alaska and how it affects the climate and wildlife. This information is also on a government site which means that it is supported by multiple sources of information and confirmed by experts. Since this information talks specifically about Alaska, the information is considered to be a case study about the permafrost specifically in one area, Alaska.

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Tundra - National Geographic

Tundra - National Geographic | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it
Explore the world's Tundra with National Geographic. Get facts, photos, and watch free videos. Learn what threatens this fascinating ecosystem, and what you can do to help.
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This website talks about the basic information of the arctic tundra. The website containing this information is a reliable source, National Geographic, and although there are no visible time stamps the information is current with that of other websites and sources. The information found on here should be useful in filling out the biomes chart.

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Arctic Tundra - PBS Learning Media

Arctic Tundra - PBS Learning Media | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it
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This video talks about many of the aspects specific to the arctic tundra biome. It is also from a reliable source, pbs.org, and is about 5 minutes long.

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