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Slumping Ice Cliffs May Trigger Rapid Sea Level Rise

A new study revealed that ice cliffs could break off in a process called slumping and it could trigger rapid sea level rise. Tall ice cliffs are more likely susceptible to slumping, scientists said.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2019

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault, Meant To Protect Against Disasters, Gets Flooded After Permafrost Melts

The Svalbard global seed vault has met its match in global warming. Arctic permafrost was thawed and flooded the vault after a series of heat waves.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2017

Millenia-Old Arctic Ice Samples Melt Away As Freezer Fails At Alberta University

A malfunctioning freezer at Alberta University has destroyed a precious part of ice cores drilled from Alaskan Arctic aged many millenniums. However, 90 percent of the ice cores are safe and research on climate change may continue.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2017

Melting Sea Ice Boosting Life In Arctic Waters?

A new study conducted at the University of Southern Denmark revealed that melting sea ice is boosting microscopic life in Arctic waters. The study observed the growth of algae in the Arctic waters following the warm weather.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2017

Greening Of Arctic Ice Explained: Thinning Sea Ice Causing Massive Growth Of Dangerous Phytoplankton

The reason of Arctic ice turning green has been attributed to the massive of bloom of phytoplankton. According to a new study, the growth of phytoplankton has expanded from 3 to 30 percent in 20 years abetted by global warming.

Earth/Environment April 1, 2017

Oldest, Thickest Arctic Sea Ice No Match For Warming Summers

According to research conducted by NASA, the thick layers of the Arctic sea ice are melting. In the past, huge blocks of ice would remain frozen during the hot season, but today they melt along with the new ice layers.

Earth/Environment October 31, 2016

Arctic Sea Ice Level Hits Second Lowest Mark, Ties With 2007 Record

The level of Arctic sea ice has reached its second lowest record ever in September, a new study revealed. Scientists say the trend could lead to more loss in the future and potentially result in the complete disappearance of sea ice.

Earth/Environment September 17, 2016

Could Arctic Amplification Lead To Greater Loss Of Arctic Ice?

Arctic amplification, resulting from the loss of sea ice, could be driving global warming. How does this effect alter the global climate?

Earth/Environment June 10, 2016

Experts Discover Wrecks Of Two 19th Century American Whaling Ships, Thanks To Climate Change

Archaeologists from NOAA have discovered the remains of two American whaling vessels that sank in the Arctic long the Alaskan coast during the 19th century. The ships were believed to have been stranded because of high levels of ice formations in the area.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2016

Arctic Region Warming Faster Than Other Parts Of The Planet, Report Says (Video)

Warming temperatures in the Arctic are having a profound effect on the region and on its wildlife, researchers say. Temperatures are rising there twice as fast as anywhere in the world, they report.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2015

Arctic Sea Ice Reached A Maximum Level That's Too Low, Too Early

Scientists express concern as Arctic Sea ice reaches its lowest winter maximum ever recorded. Coverage is lowest since satellite observations began in 1979.

Earth/Environment March 20, 2015

Arctic Ice Reaching 'All-Time Low'

Arctic ice is at a record low, so why was winter so cold in the eastern United States?

Earth/Environment March 10, 2015

Ancient Species Discovered in Depths of the Arctic

A new species of mollusk has been discovered in the Arctic, but could it still be swimming oceans today?

December 12, 2014

Antarctic sea ice expands at record pace but Arctic sea melting: Here's why

Sea ice coverage at opposite ends of the world measured; maximum Antarctic sea ice extent sets record for third straight year. In the Arctic, ice coverage approaches record lows.

September 20, 2014

Thinning snow on Arctic sea ice may affect ecosystem of North Pole

Arctic ice is rapidly thinning, possibly threatening wildlife in the region, according to a study covering a century of observations.

Earth/Environment August 17, 2014

16-foot waves spotted in Arctic Ocean: Blame climate change?

Water in the Arctic Ocean is becoming exposed due to melting ice, and that could lead to a runaway effect in the region.

Earth/Environment August 3, 2014

Extreme waves in Arctic Ocean: Another threat to sea ice

Arctic sea ice, already threatened by global warming, faces new onslaught from giant waves. Shipping and oil exploration in the regions could be at risk, researchers say.

Earth/Environment July 30, 2014

Sensors placed on Arctic ice sheets to track melting and breakup

International science team to measure and monitor entire season of Arctic ice melt. Sensors put in place in March will make measurements all the way through to September.

Earth/Environment July 16, 2014

Polar bear collar cam lets you get up close and personal

The USGS released a new video, showing life as a polar bear. The film could help researchers trying to protect the species.

Animals June 8, 2014

Arctic ice cover maximum is fifth-lowest on record

Ice cover in the Arctic reached its fifth-lowest level since 1978; in the south, ice in the Antarctic receded to the fourth-greatest extent since measurements started 36 years ago. What does this say about global temperatures?

Earth/Environment April 5, 2014

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