Latest Arctic shrinkage Stories
Scientists estimate that if global warming continues even at a moderate pace, a third of the earthâ€™s permafrost will be gone by 2200.
A NASA analysis of satellite data has quantified, for the first time, the amount of older and thicker "multiyear" sea ice lost from the Arctic Ocean due to melting.
Climate scientists at NOAA reported Thursday that Arctic temperatures are on the rise again.
The likelihood of summer Arctic ice cover disappearing within the next few years is unlikely, according to researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder, though the minimum of ice found in the ocean has dipped to its third lowest levels since 1979.
North America, Europe and eastern Asia could see more cold, moist and snowy winters much like the one that just passed, according to one top scientist.
Melting sea ice has been shown to be a major cause of warming in the Arctic.
The US National Snow and Ice Data Center reports that the extent of sea ice over the Arctic Ocean grew until the last day of March, which is the latest the annual melting season has begun in 31 years of satellite records.
A long-term study showing the changes in habitat associations of polar bears in response to sea ice conditions in the southern Beaufort Sea has implications for polar bear management in Alaska.
In an annual update on the condition of the planetâ€™s Arctic zones, Richard Spinrad, chief of research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warned that the affects of global warming may be wreaking havoc on the planetâ€™s built-in thermostat.
In a new study in the journal Ecological Monographs, ecologists estimate that Arctic lands and oceans are responsible for up to 25 percent of the global net sink of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
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