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Scientists Plan to Explore Hidden Antarctic Ecosystem After Loss of Giant Iceberg

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Scientists Plan to Explore Hidden Antarctic Ecosystem After Loss of Giant Iceberg

Source: Phys.org/British Antarctic Survey - October 10, 2017

A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is planning an urgent mission to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that's been hidden beneath more…

Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

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Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - October 5, 2017

The Trump administration has declined to list the Pacific walrus as endangered after deciding that the huge tusked mammals may be able to adapt to the loss more…

New Research Shows How Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice Can Influence Worldwide Climate

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New Research Shows How Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice Can Influence Worldwide Climate

Source: Phys.org/University of Pennsylvania - September 12, 2017

In 1974, images acquired from NOAA satellites revealed a puzzling phenomenon: a 250,000 square kilometer opening in the winter sea ice in the Weddell Sea, more…

Albedo-Feedback In Arctic Ocean Found to be Major Cause of Sea Ice Retreat

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Albedo-Feedback In Arctic Ocean Found to be Major Cause of Sea Ice Retreat

Source: Science Daily/Hokkaido University - September 8, 2017

Quantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and making more…

Two Yachts Become First to Make it Through Central Arctic Without Help From Icebreakers

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Two Yachts Become First to Make it Through Central Arctic Without Help From Icebreakers

Source: Independent/Ian Johnston - September 1, 2017

Two yachts have become the first vessels in history to sail into the Central Arctic Ocean without icebreaker support in a fresh sign of how more…

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…