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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…

Ice Rafts Are Traveling Faster and Farther in the Arctic Ocean

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Ice Rafts Are Traveling Faster and Farther in the Arctic Ocean

Source: Science News/Thomas Sumner - December 18, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Climate change could turn the Arctic Ocean into an ice autobahn. Sea ice, much of it chunks of floating ice, is becoming younger more…

A Glimpse of Climate Change from America’s Northernmost City

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A Glimpse of Climate Change from America’s Northernmost City

Source: The Boston Globe/David Abel - July 16, 2015

BARROW, Alaska — A mile off the coast of the continent’s northernmost city, Josh Jones gunned his four-wheeler over ridges of buckling ice and through pools more…

Ocean Circulation Could be Disrupted by Melting Arctic Sea Ice

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Ocean Circulation Could be Disrupted by Melting Arctic Sea Ice

Source: The Washington Post/Chelsea Harvey - July 2, 2015

We already know that melting sea ice in the Arctic is bad news. Less ice means less habitat for animals like polar bears, and it more…

Sea Ice in the Arctic Removes CO2 from the Atmosphere

Source: University of Southern Denmark - September 22, 2014

Due to global warming, larger and larger areas of sea ice melt in the summer and when sea ice freezes over in the winter it is more…