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  1. Sailing through ice

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Silent Sound sailed through a lot of ice this summer, but not nearly as much as there once was covering the Arctic seas, and not as much as the animals of the Arctic need to survive. There was more sea ice in the Arctic this summer, contrary to early spring ice forecasts and the longer-term trend of melting sea ice, but the coverage was far below long-term averages. ...

  2. Ice poses a tough challenge

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... we're thinking about ice. Sailing through the Northwest Passage in one season has been difficult in the past because the sea was covered in several metres of ice. But sea ice is melting due ... of it melting each summer. This means less ice survives to become the thicker and harder multi-year ice which covers much of the polar seas. First-year ice keeps the multi-year ice from breaking up ...

  3. Breaking the ice

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen Icy nouns Make sure you don't slip on the ice and fall over as you work through this exercise. Tread carefully. What is... 1 black ice? a. A dangerous, thin layer of ice on a road drivers can't see b. A frozen dessert made from plum juice 2 dry ice? a. Ice that has been on the ground for more than a month b. Frozen carbon dioxide used ...

  4. Trial therapy: Ice Ball Facial

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison What is it? The Ice Ball Facial at the Alqvimia spa in Causeway Bay. What does it involve? It starts with a cleanse and exfoliation using the Spanish organic aromatherapy brand's skincare products, which contain ingredients such as orange blossom, jasmine oil, Dead Sea salt and apricot seed oil. A lymphatic facial massage (focusing on pressure points) comes next, ...

  5. Icebreaker in the clear

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Russia A Russian icebreaker carrying more than 100 tourists, scientists and journalists on an Antarctic cruise had reached clear water after being halted for days by thick ice, its owners said. The Captain Khlebnikov icebreaker became stranded in sea ice earlier last week near Snow Hill Island in the Weddell Sea. It took the ship five days to free itself of ice ...

  6. The journey home

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in recent days. Now that we're out of the Arctic Archipelago and into the open sea, we will start seeing more icebergs, instead of ice floes. Ice floes are frozen seawater while icebergs are chunks of ice broken off glaciers in the High Arctic. Bergs begin as snow falling on land, which is then compressed into ice. Even though icebergs can be 20 or 30 metres high, most ...

  7. postcards from the pole

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Diomede, a small island in the middle of the Bering Strait, did not have an airfield last year because the ice was too thin. Usually, people smooth out the sea ice and planes land right in front ... Cameron Dueck Silent Sound has sailed through the Bering Strait and is now in the Chukchi Sea. That means we've crossed the Arctic Circle, so we're officially in the Arctic. ...

  8. Imperial Ice Stars: Cinderella on Ice

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... Natasha Rogai Imperial Ice Stars: Cinderella on Ice Lyric Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts Reviewed: Sept 11 This Cinderella is a world away from the Vegas-style vulgarity usually associated with ice shows. Director Tony Mercer and his team have come up with an original take on the story. Set in a small town, it opens on a sombre note with the death of Cinderella's ...

  9. Battle for resources

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The five countries with land in the Arctic- Canada, Russia, the United States, Norway and Denmark- are trying to decide who has rights over the Arctic seas. Tests have revealed there is valuable oil and gas under the sea, and governments want to make sure they get their share of the prize. Scientists predict that within a decade, rising temperatures could leave most of the Arctic ...

  10. All set for epic voyage

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... climate change. Warmer temperatures are melting the sea ice in the Arctic. This ice creates an important platform for bears and other wildlife as they hunt and breed, and if it melts, the survival ... north of Canada. For centuries, sailors have tried to find this route through the islands, reefs and rock-hard ice of the Artic. Finding this passage was important to European traders, who saw ...




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