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  1. A sea lane promising all manner of possibilities

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not all plain sailing. The sea lanes are likely to be sufficiently free of ice to allow for journeys for only a few months a year. Even then, vessels will need to be 'ice class', having ... commercial foreign navigation of the treacherous sea lane despite five centuries of trying by sailors. If successful, it will open up all manner of trade and resources possibilities. China's ...

  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. Proud heritage built on ice

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... must have known he was not offering the most inviting piece of real estate around. But the intrepid redhead did generate interest in this inhospitable island, whose ice-cap covers more than 80 ... are ice-free year-round. At 2.16 million square kilometres, Greenland is the world's largest island. It is closer to Canada than any place in Europe, but its towns have a decidedly Danish flavour. ...

  4. The ice breakers

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Japan in almost seven years when he embarked on what he called his 'ice-melting' trip. Some analysts dismissed the visit as symbolic, giving a perception of warming ties rather than helping resolve bilateral disputes over historical events or the exploration of resources such as natural gas in the East China Sea. But Mr Wen's publicity stunts- jogging in public parks, ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. The hot issue of a melting Antarctica

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. Antarctica is currently controversial for two reasons. First, as sea ice recedes around the North Pole, countries bordering the Arctic Ocean are making ... and extends offshore is melting and contributing to rising sea levels. The potential for global catastrophe is clear. The world's only two continental ice sheets, Antarctica and Greenland, ...

  7. Glaciers

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... from glaciers. When a glacier reaches the sea, it is called a tidal glacier. Where it touches the sea, sections of ice?calve?- break- off and float out to sea. The top of a glacier is called ... Compiled by Chris King Rivers of ice A glacier is a big body of ice that moves across land. The word comes from the Latin glacies, which means ice. The Chinese word for them means?ice ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Mission accomplished

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

    ... of hunting, their culture and their food supply. This summer brought a third straight year of rapid melting, putting the sea ice coverage at well below the 30-year average. This ice is core ... the Arctic Circle, meaning many nights sailing through cold rain and snow. Sailing through the Northwest Passage without assistance was our primary goal. Ice, bad weather and a lack of support ...

  10. Get in line to hit the ice

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Inline hockey is popular in the United States, Canada and Europe, but relatively new to Hong Kong. With one less player in each team than ice hockey, skaters have more space to play in. Fewer stoppages and harsher penalties for rough play mean games tend to be higher scoring, less physical and focus more on speed and skill. 'The sport aims to develop people both ...




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