Sea and land ice at both poles crept toward alarming seasonal lows this week. Freak heat waves in the high Arctic have kept ice from forming at the usual winter rate, and now summer down under is taking its toll on the world’s largest...Show More Summary
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Friday, while concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a January record. "The missing ice in both poles has been quite extraordinary…
A radical solution to tackle losses of sea ice in the Arctic has been proposed by Arizona State University. It would involve constructing 10 million wind-powered pumps to produce more ice.
We all know the Earth is warming because humans are emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We’ve also heard that the Arctic is doing horribly, hitting record sea ice lows for several of the past few months, thanks to recent hot weather that’s connected to a longer-term warming trend. The polar bear populations… Read more...
Canada holds 25 percent of all Arctic ice, only behind Greenland.
Ice loss from Canada's Arctic glaciers has transformed them into a major contributor to sea level change, new research by University of California, Irvine glaciologists has found.
Warm weather could send Arctic sea ice to a record low winter peak as Antarctic sea ice sets an all-time record low.
Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problems that now beset the Arctic. He and a team of colleagues from Arizona State University want to replenish the region's shrinking sea ice -- by building 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. Show More Summary
With the Arctic’s annual summer ice cover hovering at record lows; and a new record low in global sea ice coverage recorded earlier this year; and a large crack threatening the collapse of a large ice shelf in Antarctica, it... ...
Researchers look into the future of the far North for clues to save species and maybe even bring back sea ice.
Arctic sea ice is already at a record low. An oncoming storm will cause even more melt.
During the last glacial period large parts of the Arctic, including the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, were covered by ice sheets. Despite several studies indicating that melting occurred beneath much of the Barents Sea ice sheet, very few meltwater-related landforms have been identified. Show More Summary
Arctic sea ice levels have been plummeting, and once again, the total amount of sea ice we have on our planet is currently at a record low. One meteorologist said, based on reconstructions, we probably have the least amount of sea ice...Show More Summary
As global temperatures have spiraled out of control, Arctic sea ice has been reduced to historic lows. And unless humans win the fight to combat climate change, polar bears could very well go extinct, federal officials said Monday. In a final conservation management plan, the U.S. Show More Summary
The iconic Arctic species is threatened by the loss of sea ice resulting from rising global temperatures, the Fish and Wildlife Service warned.
The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected.
(University of Washington) A new University of Washington study finds the annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be affected.
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The rapid climate changes in the Arctic are no longer just the domain of scientists. The shrinking sea ice and collapsing permafrost coasts are now also becoming topics on the agenda of international politics and industry.
A fleet of sea-ice-building wind turbines might be up to the task.