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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arctic sea ice at lowest recorded level, US centre says

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington "We're in uncharted territory," US scientists warn after summer melt leads to smallest cover Arctic sea ice at lowest recorded level, study finds Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its smallest surface area since record-keeping began, taking the world into "uncharted territory" as climate change intensifies, US scientists ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - ARCTIC

    UN sounds alarm over record Arctic ice melt

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 06:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva The Arctic’s sea ice melted at a record pace last year, the ninth-hottest year on record, compounding concerns about climate change underscored by extreme ... melting season, the Arctic’s sea ice cover was just 3.4 million square kilometres. That was a full 18 per cent less than the previous record low set in 2007. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud ...

  6. News - World

    Arctic ice loss highlights climate risk, says UN body

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... shrinkage of Arctic sea ice and a spell of catastrophic droughts, floods and storms highlight the risk to the planet from climate change, the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday. In an annual review of the world's environment coinciding with ministerial-level talks in Nairobi, Unep also warned of an alarming surge in elephant and rhino poaching. In 2012, summer sea ice ...

  7. Glacier loses ice sheet

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... satellite images. Glaciers are giant rivers of ice that slowly flow down from mountains. And if the mountains are near the sea, the ice ends up in the water. Scientists say that although global ... as warmer sea water melts it from underneath. The Nasa images showed the glacier had lost about one-quarter of its floating ice shelf. The World Glacier Monitoring Service conducted a survey five ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Delta faces huge flooding threat from a melting ice cap

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that if the Greenland ice cap melts, global sea levels might rise by at least six metres, flooding most major cities, including New York and Beijing. But the scientists cannot predict when it would happen. ... Cheung Chi-fai The Pearl River Delta region will face a huge flooding threat, with many of its most developed areas being submerged as a result of the Greenland ice cap melting, ...

  10. 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 ...




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