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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Melting of ice may doom Antarctica's emperor penguins, scientists warn

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Antarctica's emperor penguins will lose their main food source as southern sea ice vanishes due to global warming, a new study warns Melting ice may doom penguins The population of Antarctica's famous emperor penguins could fall by a third by the end of the century because of disappearing sea ice, putting them at risk of extinction, say researchers. Writing ...

  3. News - World - NATURE

    Shrinking sea ice forces walruses to crowd onto remote Alaskan beach

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Friday ... walruses were counted after a stampede in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape. The gathering of walruses on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice amid a warming ...

  4. Business - Commodities - TRANSPORT

    Melting Arctic ice paves the way for South Korean oil hub

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... northeast Asia's oil hub. Global temperatures are rising, breaking up polar ice and opening the Northern Sea Route to tanker traffic for a longer period each year than the four months from July ... waives a 3 per cent tariff on imports, which is drawing shipments from the North Sea. Stena Bulk, whose line-up includes 15 "ice class" vessels capable of sailing through the Arctic, ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan extends its sea territory by 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Sovereign rights taken over two areas totalling 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling, opening way to exploitation of fisheries and minerals Japan extends its sea ... and the exploitation of natural resources on the sea floor and beneath the seabed. The ordinance goes into effect on October 1, according to Toru Furubori, deputy director of the Oceans Division ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arctic Sea ice retreats to record minimum as UN climate talks stall

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:55am by Los Angeles Times, The Guardian

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles and London Experts warn of self-perpetuating momentum of warming amid anger over stalled talks on UN accord to combat greenhouse-gas emissions Arctic Sea ice retreats to reach minimum on record The fast-changing Arctic broke new records for loss of sea ice and spring snow cover this year, as well as the extent of the summertime melt of the Greenland ice ...

  7. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Scientists warn of ‘unstoppable’ ice melt in Antarctica’s Wilkes Basin

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Warming could trigger 'unstoppable' slide into the ocean, raising sea levels by up to 4m Scientists warn on Antarctic ice melt Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than expected to a thaw that could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a study shows. The Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica, ...

  8. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Sea ice in Arctic Ocean declines to a record low

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Sea ice in Arctic Ocean declines to a record low The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its smallest point ever in a milestone that may show ... the decline in summer Arctic sea ice "is considered a strong signal of long-term climate warming". The sea ice fell to 4.10 million square kilometres, some 70,000 square kilometres less than ...

  9. Ice Hockey in the Delta

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:14am

    ... Contributor Since 2011, the World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend has been a global opportunity for girls to try out hockey as a new sport.  Women’s ice hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the world; this is also the case in Hong Kong and Macau, where both countries participated in the World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend on October 13, 2014.  Despite Macau’s small population ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Loss of Arctic sea ice must spur action

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by STEFAN RAMSTORF

    ... Stefan Rahmstorf Stefan Rahmstorf says the switch to sustainable use of energy is critical to slow global warming Loss of Arctic sea ice must spur us to act In 1845, Captain Sir John ... the Northwest Passage and remains one of the greatest tragedies of polar exploration. Today, a far greater Arctic tragedy is unfolding: the Arctic sea-ice cap is melting. Last month, an unprecedented ...




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