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16 November 2016 / Phys.org

Rise in reindeer deaths in the Arctic linked with loss of sea ice and extreme weather

Ямало-Ненецкий АО, Russia

Two extreme weather events in 2006 and 2013 caused mass starvation among the reindeer herds, and researchers for the first time have linked these extreme weather events in the coastal mainland in northwest Russia with sea ice loss in the adjoining Barents and Kara seas.

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