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National Geographic redraws its atlas to reflect Arctic sea ice change

The Huffington Post reports, 6th August 2015: In yet another sobering sign that climate change is drastically altering our planet, National Geographic has updated its “Atlas of the World” in what it calls “one of the most striking changes in the publication’s history.” The 10th edition of the atlas now features a much smaller Arctic […]

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Could the World agree to no fishing in the Arctic Ocean?

The Globe and Mail.com (Canada) reports, 19th July 2015: After 100,000 years of frozen peace, the central Arctic Ocean around the North Pole is becoming a hotbed of activity. Scientists see the ice melting quickly — at least 40 per cent of the central Arctic Ocean is now open water in the summer — and […]

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Scientists surprised by Arctic sea ice recovery in 2013

The Guardian reports, 20th July 2015: Ice in the Arctic staged a surprise revival in 2013, bucking the long-term trend of decline, according to the first analysis of the entire ice cap’s volume. The revival was the result of cooler temperatures that year and suggests that, if global warming was curbed, the Arctic might recover […]

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Tropical weather systems are accelerating Arctic ice melting

The Washington Post, 13th July, reports: Relatively few tropical storms ever make it as far north as Greenland, the ice-covered island that straddles the Arctic Circle east of Canada. But the ones that do appear to be inflicting serious damage — and not just to Greenland. A recently published study shows that warm, tropical air […]

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Arctic ice-melting affecting the weather in the northern hemisphere

The Guardian reports, 1st June 2015: The string of massive snowstorms and bone-chilling cold on the US east coast, as well as flooding in Britain and record temperatures in Europe, are linked to rapid ice loss in the Arctic, new research appears to confirm. While the rapidly-thawing Arctic cannot be held responsible for specific weather […]

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Arctic sea ice: profound seasonal changes confirmed by new study

ClimateProgress.org reports, 26th March 2015: “The 2015 Arctic sea ice maximum is the lowest on record. “Arctic sea ice has been in a virtual death spiral for over three decades now with serious implications for extreme weather, sea level rise, and permafrost melt. Not only has the surface area or extent of sea ice declined […]

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New evidence on Arctic sea ice trends

Dana Nuccitelli in The Guardian reports, 20th October 2014: “The National Snow and Ice Data Center has reported that this year we saw the 6th-lowest minimum Arctic sea ice extent on record. Research has shown that most of the long-term decline in sea ice, or the “death spiral” as it’s come to be known, is […]

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Canada says “no new fishing licences” in the Arctic

Canadian TV reports, 17th October 2014: “The federal government has implemented a ban on new commercial fisheries in the western Arctic until more research can be done. The policy, announced 17th October, has long been requested by environmental groups and follows a similar American decision that was enacted five years ago. “It’s based on the […]

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Copepod is “keystone Arctic species” as indicator of climate change

In an article in the October 2014 edition, The National Geographic reports on Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Circle. This archipelago of islands is a nature reserve under Russian law and host to a wide range of Arctic animal species, in particular, the little auk. The National Geographic reports: “The little auk feeds primarily […]

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Are walrus at risk from climate change?

The Guardian reports, 4th October 2014: A mass haul out of 35,000 animals on an Alaska beach doesn’t bode well for the future of wildlife dependent on the Arctic ice. Thirty-five thousand walrus on a beach in Alaska, rolling in filth and the carcasses of their kin, have become the unwitting new poster children for […]

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Further evidence of polar ice melting

The Guardian reports, 1st September 2014: “German researchers have established the height of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps with greater precision than ever before. The new maps they have produced show that the ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. The maps, produced with a satellite-mounted instrument, have elevation accuracies to within a few […]

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Arctic summer sea ice thicker and more extensive in 2013 compared to recent years

BBC News reports, 16th December 2013: “The bounce back in the extent of sea ice in the Arctic this summer was reflected also in the volume of ice. Data from Europe’s Cryosat spacecraft suggests there were almost 9,000 cu km of ice at the end of this year’s melt season. This is close to 50% […]

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Shell cancels plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic this summer

The Guardian reports, 30th January 2014: “Shell has announced plans to slash its exploration and development spending from $46bn (£27.8bn) to $37bn this year and has ditched plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic this summer. The cutbacks were unveiled by new chief executive, Ben van Beurden, who said they were part of a range […]

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“Greenland is now at the heart of 21st century geopolitics” says Greenland PM

The Guardian reports, 23rd January 2014: “Climate change, says Aleqa Hammond, Greenland’s Prime Minister, is placing Greenland at the heart of 21st century geopolitics. As the ice retreats, it is moving from being a non-player in global affairs to the centre of a new international resource rush. “Climate change and this resultant new industrialisation brings […]

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Greenpeace v. Russia in the Arctic: the plight of the Arctic Sunrise crew darkens

As 6 weeks of 24 hour winter darkness approaches, the arrested crew of the Greenpeace vessel “Arctic Sunrise” face continued detention in prison in Murmansk, Russia. Greenpeace has produced a video of the plight facing the crew and journalists caught up in this situation. Also the Guardian reports, 7th November 2013: “Russia will bring more […]

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Armed Russian boarding of Greenpeace’s Arctic protest vessel

The Guardian reports, 19th September 2013: “Armed Russian military have stormed a Greenpeace ship protesting against oil exploitation in remote Arctic waters. According to the last communications from the Arctic Sunrise before all contact was cut at around 4.30pm BST, the Russians dropped guards on to the deck of the vessel by rope from a […]

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Marine life migrating to the Poles and cooler waters, probably due to climate change

The Guardian reports, 5th August 2013: “Rising ocean temperatures are rearranging the biological make-up of our oceans, pushing species towards the poles by 7kms every year, as they chase the climates they can survive in, according to new research. The study, conducted by a working group of scientists from 17 different institutions, gathered data from […]

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Arctic summer sea ice now 54% less than it was in 1980

The Guardian reports, 6th August 2013: “The Arctic lost record amounts of sea ice last year and is changing at an unprecedented pace due to climate change Last year was among the 10 warmest years on record — ranking eighth or ninth depending on the data set, according to a report led by the National […]

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Shell’s Arctic drilling plans are under review

The Obama administration has ordered a sweeping review of Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic after a series of mishaps ending with the New Year grounding of the company’s Kulluk rig. The review – and a separate investigation of the grounding of the Kulluk – raises the possibility that Shell, after investing six years […]

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Greenpeace forces Waitrose to re-evaluate its commercial ties with Shell and Arctic oil exploration

After only 12 days of an intensive campaign, Waitrose has announced it has put its partnership with Arctic oil drillers Shell on ice. Following 40,000 emails, several store visits, one spoof video, hundreds of Facebook posts, a social media meltdown, and the appearance of a life-size polar bear at their Islington store, Waitrose has declared […]

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