Arctic & Antarctica
Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ANT - Global Warming May Lead to Practically Irreversible Antarctic Melting

A study outlines a series of temperature-related tipping points for the continent’s ice sheets

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ARC - Arctic Sea Ice Falls to Second Lowest Level on Record

A 'crazy' year of heat waves and forest fires has led to Arctic sea ice melting to the second lowest level on record, according to a new study.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

ARC - Amid Growing Concern Over Arctic Petroleum, Big European Lenders Have Confidence in Russia's New Grand LNG Project

Green energy transition and industrial pressure on local Arctic environments notwithstanding, major financial institutions from Europe and Asia are ready to grant $9.5 billion to the Arctic LNG 2 project, Reuters reports.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

ARC - Experts Warn of Potentially 'Deadly' Great Power Games in the Arctic

The joint U.S., U.K., Norwegian and Danish exercise off Russia’s coast in the Barents Sea is the latest example of rapidly growing military tensions in the Arctic, experts say, warning of potential dangers of great power rivalry in the region.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ANARC - Greenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice Six Times Faster than Expected, Matching Climate Change Worst-Case Scenario

Ice sheets' mass-loss rates in Greenland and Antarctica now match the Climate Change's worst-case sea-level rise scenarios. Time to get serious about it?

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ARC - Scientists Map Freshwater Transport in the Arctic Ocean

The Ob, Yenisei, and Lena rivers flow into the Kara and Laptev seas and account for about half of the total freshwater runoff to the Arctic Ocean.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ANT - Antarctica: Bizarre Creatures ‘Unlike Anything Seen Before’ Hiding 5,000m Below Ice

ANTARCTICA scientists were stunned when they uncovered a number of bizarre creatures in one of the deepest parts of the Southern Ocean, leading one to exclaim "we've never seen anything like this before".

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ANT - Scientists Find New Glacial Melting Spot in East Antarctica

SYOWA STATION, Antarctica--Researchers say an underwater hot spot, where warm seawater runs under one of the fastest moving glaciers in Antarctica, is causing the ice to melt faster.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

ARC - In Just 20 Years, Ships Could Cross an Open Arctic Ocean

Sailing via the North Pole was impossible until the 1950s. Now, it is all but inevitable.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

ARC - Advance of Russian Oil Could Mean Death to Life in Great Arctic Bay

The unprecedented development of petroleum resources in and around the shallow waters of the Ob Bay threatens a unique ecosystem.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

ARC - Loopholes in Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban Defer Action to the End of the Decade

In concessions to Russia, the International Maritime Organisation has watered down draft rules to protect the Arctic from oil spills and black carbon pollution

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

World - Sea Level Rise From Ice Sheets Track Worst-Case Climate Change Scenario

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenarios.

Arctic & Antarctica
Fisheries

AK - Historic Bristol Bay, Alaska salmon fishery dealing with latest challenge: COVID-19

Northwest summers mean salmon on the grill. While Alaskans fill freezers with their own catch – our freezers are filled with enough salmon to last until next summer – those grilling elsewhere must buy either farm-raised salmon or wild sockeye salmon caught in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Arctic - Growing underwater heat blob speeds demise of Arctic sea ice

In March, soon after arriving aboard the Polarstern, a German icebreaker frozen into Arctic sea ice, Jennifer Hutchings watched as ice broke up around the ship, weeks earlier than expected. Even as scientists on the research cruise scrambled to keep field instruments from plunging into the ocean, Hutchings, who studies ice deformation at Oregon State University, Corvallis, couldn’t suppress a thrill at seeing the crack up, as if she had spotted a rare bird. “I got to observe firsthand what I studied,” she says.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

ANT - Half of Antarctic Ice Shelves Could Collapse in a Flash, Thanks to Warming

Antarctic ice shelves can disappear astonishingly fast — sometimes in minutes or hours — as meltwater surges through cracks in their surface.

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