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Arctic Sea Ice Could Melt Away By 2015
2011-11-09 06:19:43

A Cambridge University professor and one of Britain´s top ocean experts says that Arctic sea ice could melt away entirely by 2015, the Telegraph reported on Tuesday. Although the ice would reappear again every winter, its absence during the peak of summer would deprive polar bears of their summer hunting ground, which could put them at risk of extinction, said Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University. The vast mass of sea ice between northern Russia, Canada and Greenland...

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2009-05-13 16:10:00

A professor from the University of Cambridge believes that the once-permanent ice found in the Arctic may now be so thin that it could be eliminated during the summer seasons in about a decade. Professor Peter Wadhams told BBC News that ice in the Arctic is headed toward being only visible during the winter. "By 2013 we will see a much smaller area in summertime than now, and certainly by about 2020, I can imagine that only one area will remain in summer." Scientists have previously projected...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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