Last year's record loss of Arctic sea ice is already causing big changes for plants and animals that scientists are just starting to understand, according to newly published research.
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Massive snow storms in the northern hemisphere are linked to shrinking Arctic sea ice levels, scientists say.
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Research suggests that last year's record loss of Arctic sea ice is already causing big changes that scientists are just starting to understand for plants and animals.German scientists on board a research vessel in the High Arctic last summer found that large clumps of algae that would normally cling to the underside of sea ice were falling and sinking to the ocean...
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The debate surrounding climate change often creates misunderstandings about the facts. I've been asked whether Arctic ice is actually melting more than once recently. The answer is that Arctic sea ice is most certainly decreasing.
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From Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: Over the past 30 years, the Arctic has warmed more than any other place on the planet, and that warming and the resulting melt of the region's sea ice presents a number of potential adverse effects, from impacts on weather systems to the decline in the habitats of native species. Now, a team of scientists have found...
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Melting sea ice will allow ice-strengthened vessels to sail directly over the pole, and normal ships to take the 'northern sea route'Ships should be able to sail directly over the north pole by the middle of this century, considerably reducing the costs of trade between Europe and China but posing new economic, strategic and environmental challenges for governments,...
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A sea ice simulator in Canada is growing frost flowers to see how ice forms in the Arctic Ocean.
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The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is now nearing its winter maximum, but a February storm tore through relatively weak, thin, year-old pack ice.
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Figuring out the future of the rapidly warming Arctic is crucial for climate scientists, largely because changes in the region’s ice — both on land and at sea — can have major consequences for the rest of the planet.
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Melting sea ice, exposing huge parts of the ocean to the atmosphere, explains extreme weather both hot and coldClimate scientists have linked the massive snowstorms and bitter spring weather now being experienced across Britain and large parts of Europe and North America to the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice.Both the extent and the volume of the sea ice that forms and melts...
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