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Unprecedented Antarctic Expedition Sets Out to Map Sea Ice and Solve Climate Change Mystery

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Unprecedented Antarctic Expedition Sets Out to Map Sea Ice and Solve Climate Change Mystery

Source: Phys.org/Northeastern University - August 8, 2017

Brutally windy. Unfathomably cold. Disturbingly isolated.

This is the Antarctic Ocean in winter. It's the last place anyone would want to be—unless you're trying to more…

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice is Changing One of Earth’s Largest Water Circulation System

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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice is Changing One of Earth’s Largest Water Circulation System

Source: Phys.org/Yale University - August 1, 2017

Arctic sea ice is not merely a passive responder to the climate changes occurring around the world, according to new research.

Scientists at Yale University more…

A World Affected by Climate Change: The Arctic Shows Signs of What’s to Come

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A World Affected by Climate Change: The Arctic Shows Signs of What’s to Come

Source: Phys.org/Mike Fisher - May 12, 2017

As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development. University of Calgary researchers more…

Radical New Idea Could Replenish Ice in Arctic Ocean

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Radical New Idea Could Replenish Ice in Arctic Ocean

Source: Science News/Sid Perkins - May 3, 2017

Leave it to a researcher who studies icy moons in the outer solar system to come up with an out-there scheme to restore vanishing sea more…

An Emerging Ocean

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An Emerging Ocean

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - May 3, 2017

Arctic ice is melting at record levels, revealing an ocean open and vulnerable to enterprise and extraction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host more…

A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - March 24, 2017

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of more…

Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

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Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

Source: Phys.org/American Geophysical Union - February 24, 2017

Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth more…

Arctic Sea Ice Is Losing Its Battle Against Warming Summers

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Arctic Sea Ice Is Losing Its Battle Against Warming Summers

Source: Phys.org/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center - October 31, 2016

Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas, has been hit with a double whammy more…

Disastrous Global Consequences Resulting From Diminished Arctic Sea Ice Volume

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Disastrous Global Consequences Resulting From Diminished Arctic Sea Ice Volume

Source: Think Progress/Joe Romm - October 17, 2016

The sharp decline in Arctic sea ice area in recent decades has been matched by a harder-to-see, but equally sharp, drop in sea ice thickness. The combined result more…

Antarctic Winds Help Drive Ocean Circulation

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Antarctic Winds Help Drive Ocean Circulation

Source: Phys.org/Columbia University - June 30, 2016

Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new more…