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Arctic Ice Melt

Scientists Attribute Record-Shattering Siberian Heat and Wildfires to Climate Change

Posted: 07.16.2020 no comments

 

Siberia’s scorching, 100-degree temperature record made headlines in late June, but it was just the latest spike in a decade of historic heat waves across the Arctic that also set records for wildfires, thawing permafrost and melting sea ice. Such extremes, scientists said, show that Arctic warming is accelerating to outpace all but the most […]

 

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Norway Refuses to Drill for Billions of Barrels in Arctic

Posted: 04.22.2019 no comments

 

The largest party in Norway’s parliament has delivered a significant blow to the country’s huge oil industry after withdrawing support for exploratory drilling off the Lofoten islands in the Arctic, which are considered a natural wonder.   Read the entire article at The Independent.    The move, by the opposition Labour party, creates a large parliamentary […]

 

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Receding Glacier Uncovers a Landscape Unseen in Over 40,000 Years

Posted: 02.04.2019 no comments

 

Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven’t been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds.   Read the entire article at Phys.Org.    The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, uses radiocarbon […]

 

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