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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's Xuelong ice-breaker docks in Shanghai after Arctic voyage

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 03:50pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A Chinese icebreaker has docked at Shanghai after becoming the first Chinese vessel to cross the Arctic Ocean. The landmark trip is part of Beijing’s efforts to expand its presence in the Arctic region as melting icecaps accelerate the opening of new shipping routes and the exploration of oil, gas and mineral deposits. The official Xinhua news agency ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Dutch police halt Greenpeace bid to block Russian oil shipment from Arctic

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:23am by VARIOUS

    ... and ended environmentalists' attempts to block a Russian tanker carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean from mooring at Rotterdam Port. In all, 31 activists were detained. Before the Mikhail Ulyanov was able to dock safely, activists painted "No Arctic Oil" in white letters on its hull, and Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior blocked its passage, flying the same slogan on a banner ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... but inside the 20kg costume are two human volunteers. Pauline has made previous appearances at protests against Arctic drilling in London, New Zealand and Washington. Her arrival at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai put the spotlight on the Danish toymaker's cross-promotion partnership with global oil giant Shell and its controversial Arctic oil-drilling programme. Watch: ...

  4. Infographics - ENVIRONMENT

    Under the sea: How shrinking ice will change Hong Kong's shorelines

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 12:55pm by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas Lopez The earth contains almost 21 million cubic kilometres of ice, or about 2 per cent of the planet´s water. As the earth warms, the ice is shrinking. Scientists have warned the Arctic could be free of ice by 2040. If all of the world´s ice were to melt, sea levels would rise by more than 65 metres, radically altering shorelines. This is how Hong Kong looks ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Polar bear starved to death because of climate change

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to a lack of sea ice on which to hunt seals, according to an expert. Climate change has reduced sea ice in the Arctic to record lows in the last year and Dr Ian Stirling, who has studied the bears ... more than skin and bone." Scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute examined the bear in April in the southern part of Svalbard, an Arctic island archipelago, and it appeared healthy. ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Climate change puts polar bear and humans on collision course

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 08:21pm by GDN

    ... with a warming Arctic. Most encounters between the people of Churchill and the polar bears have been near misses. But in the pre-dawn hours of November 1, a bear ripped the ear of a young woman leaving ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global Oceans Commission calls for international maritime police force

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:53pm by The Guardian in London

    ... multiplied by climate change. Sea water sucks up the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving climate change, throwing the entire ocean chemistry off balance. Up to 40 per cent of the Arctic is now ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    TV crew studies the life of an iceberg

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Helen Czerzki A summer spent filming a gigantic iceberg offered an incredible insight into the creation and death of these majestic Arctic fortresses Frozen in time: a year in the life ... the desolation of the Arctic environment around it, getting harsher as winter approaches. The only sound comes from water lapping against the ice, and a lone seal swimming nearby. Imagine ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mankind’s global warming plays role in extreme weather, scientists say

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to that event was estimated at 35 per cent, raising the risk of such a hot spell by a factor of 12, the report said. Arctic sea ice hit a record low point of 3.41 million square kilometres in September ... the report said. Scientists expect Arctic sea ice extent will continue to decrease and may be all but gone by mid-century. When it came to Hurricane Sandy, which wreaked havoc along the coasts of New ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Turn back the tide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:21am by Charley Lanyon

    ... water. Too many people are dangerously unaware of the damage that we are doing in the Arctic. Rose does not mince words: “Within our lifetimes the Arctic will become unrecognisable.” Rose’s life ...




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