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Why Is Antarctica's Sea Ice Growing While the Arctic Melts?

InsideClimate News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Giant icebergs are surrounded by ice floe drift in Vincennes Bay, Antarctica. While Antarctica's sea ice is growing somewhat, the Arctic and the world's glaciers are disappearing at a record pace.
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Proof of global-warming farce? NASA says Antarctic sea ice has INCREASED since 1970s - ‎May 26, 2016‎
NASA experts set out to find out why the sea ice around the Antarctic was increasing in the face of global temperature increases, while ocean ice around the North Pole is retreating each year.
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Why Antarctic Sea Ice Levels Are Improving, While The Arctic Continues To Shrink

Design & Trend - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Sea ice coverage in the Arctic has been reached all-time lows recently, with records showing they have thinned by 65 percent between 1975 and 2012.
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Polar bears swim for days as sea ice retreats

Science News for Students - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Some can travel for days at a time, with only very short rest stops on ice flows. But even polar bears have their limits. Now a study finds they are swimming longer distances in years with the least amount of Arctic sea ice. And that worries Arctic ...

Arctic sea ice melt "like a train wreck" says US scientist

Climate Home - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Arctic sea ice levels are on course to hit a new record low as warming at the North Pole accelerates. Snowmelt has started at the earliest date yet in 73 years, according to the US government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Time lapse film shows sea ice tenacity near Nunavut mine

Nunatsiaq News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A team consisting of staff from Oceans North and the Université du Québec à Rimouski painstakingly install a tripod to mount a camera at Mt.

Satellite used to record sea ice data malfunctions

Alaska Public Radio Network - ‎May 17, 2016‎
“We work on it a lot to make sure we can compare it, one year to the next.” NSIDC first started recording sea ice data in 1978.

Abnormal Arctic ice season may signal abrupt climate change - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A so-called “Blue-Ocean Event” - a period during the melt season with less than 1 million square kilometers (a little over 386,100 square miles) of Arctic sea ice - was not expected to occur until 2070 to 2100 by most science modeling projections of ...
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Paleo Study: Global Warming May Boost Arctic Snowfall And Slow Greenland Ice Sheet Decline - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“Climate models and observations suggest that as temperatures rise, snowfall over Greenland could increase as sea ice melts and larger areas of the ocean are exposed for evaporation.

Martinez eyes gold in first ice skating tilt in SEA Games - ‎1 hour ago‎
Filipino Olympian figure skater Michael Martinez is eyeing no less than a gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next year.

Arctic Sea Routes Won't be the Top Shipping Choice

News Deeply - ‎May 30, 2016‎
All the excitement around the great possibilities that the opening of the Northwest Passage could offer the shipping industry and Canada could not last.

The Arctic Ocean is about to get 'spicier'

Business Insider - ‎May 20, 2016‎
via Science NewsAs the Arctic Ocean warms, temperature will play a larger role in determining the density of seawater. This change will allow saltier, warmer water to sit at the same depth as fresher, cooler water and will have implications for Arctic ...
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Irish Ferries is splashing out on a new €144m ferry - ‎5 hours ago‎
IRISH FERRIES IS getting a new €144 million ferry that will serve passengers on routes from Ireland to Britain and France. The ferry is to be built in Germany by manufacturer Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft and is scheduled to be delivered in May 2018.

As Arctic Ocean Gets Spicier, Hunting May Be More Dangerous

KTOO - ‎May 28, 2016‎
It's tough to predict just how different the Arctic will be, but she said warmer seawater may speed up sea ice melt. That's bad news for marine mammal hunters like Brandon Ahmasuk.
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Now your next fish burger won't deplete the Arctic

Deutsche Welle - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Some of the world's largest seafood and fishing companies have committed to not expanding their search for cod into a large, previously ice-covered area of the northern Barents Sea, off the coasts of Norway and Russia. The group includes fast-food ...

Northern Corridor Could Boost Canada's Potential

News Deeply - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sea ice on Hudson Bay near Cape Churchill. A proposed northern corridor would connect isolated portions of northern Canada to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Beaufort Sea, Hudson Bay and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Canadian wildfire soot may accelerate Greenland ice melt

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
That causes faster melt which warms the Arctic atmosphere. It also injects massive amounts of freshwater from the melting ice sheet into the ocean to boost sea level rises more quickly. Now we watch this summer to see how rapidly ice in the Arctic ...

Colourful Mars, weightwatching meerkats and an ice-scoured Caspian Sea

Cosmos - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colourful regions of Mars. The region is ancient and has had a complicated geologic history, leading to interesting structures like layered bedrock, as well ...

Water staircases in seas

The Hindu - ‎May 22, 2016‎
If turbulence could somehow mix this water with that above, then, eventually, the surface could warm more rapidly, and this would increase the rate of sea-ice melt. One mechanism for mixing is the result of breaking internal waves,” says Bruce ...

Why Arctic sea routes won't be the preferred shipping choice

OpenCanada - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Just a few years ago, as sea ice in the North seemed to be steadily melting away, observers were eagerly tallying up the savings in time, fuel and costs that a reliably ice-free route across the top of the planet would provide for cargo shippers.