Latest Arctic shrinkage Stories
According to new analysis, arctic sea ice is melting so fast that the majority of it could be gone within the next 30 years.
Glacier and Ice-Sheet Melting, Sea-Ice Retreat and Coastal Erosion Expected as a Result. Temperature change in the Arctic is happening at a greater rate than other places in the Northern Hemisphere, and this is expected to continue in the future.
Nearly 1,000 scientists from Canada and 15 other nations are in Quebec for the Arctic Change 2008 International Conference. Climate change and its impacts are accelerating at unexpected rates with global consequences, conference officials said Thursday.
Soot is tarnishing the ice in the Arctic and adding a swiftness to the melting that could cause the ocean in the North Pole to be without any ice well before 2050, experts announced on Tuesday.
The European Space Agency says satellite data shows the thickness of sea ice in large parts of the Arctic declined by as much as 19 percent last winter.
Arctic temperatures this season are at an all-time high. Sea ice is melting rapidly, causing the Arctic Ocean to become warmer and less salty, researchers said Thursday.
Following a record-breaking season of arctic sea ice decline in 2007, NASA scientists have kept a close watch on the 2008 melt season. Although the melt season did not break the record for ice loss, NASA data are showing that for a four-week period in August 2008, sea ice melted faster during that period than ever before.
Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center say Arctic Ocean sea ice has melted to the second lowest minimum since satellite observations began.
Officials said Wednesday that the Interior Department is accepting the recommendation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming.
Arctic ice has reformed rapidly this winter after a record summer low, but it still covers less of the Arctic Ocean than it did in previous decades, NASA scientists announced today in an update of the states of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. March is the month where Arctic sea ice traditionally hits its highest extent after the Northern Hemisphere winter and Antarctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent. NASA satellites have monitored sea ice coverage over both poles for nearly 40...