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Arctic waters littered by trillions of plastic debris swept in by currents

Arctic waters littered by trillions of plastic debris swept in by currents

Every year, about eight million tonnes of plastic gets into the ocean, and scientists estimate that there may be as much as 110 million tonnes of plastic trash in the ocean.

NASA shares time-lapse video of melting, shrinking Arctic sea ice over past three decades! - Watch

NASA shares time-lapse video of melting, shrinking Arctic sea ice over past three decades! - Watch

One of the reasons is that the multiyear ice used to be a pretty consolidated ice pack and now we're seeing relatively smaller chunks of old ice interspersed with younger ice.

Here's why NASA calls low level of Arctic sea ice the 'new normal' – Watch!

Here's why NASA calls low level of Arctic sea ice the 'new normal' – Watch!

The melt slowed down in June, but scientists say the rate of ice loss picked up again during the first two weeks of August, and is now greater than average for this time of the year.  

Haunting! World renowned pianist performs while floating in Arctic to save environment - Watch video

Haunting! World renowned pianist performs while floating in Arctic to save environment - Watch video

Italian composer ​Ludovico Einaudi performed an original composition, 'Elegy for the Arctic', while floating on a small platform in the Arctic Ocean.

Watch: Ludovico Einaudi gives haunting performance amidst calving glaciers in the Arctic Ocean

Watch: Ludovico Einaudi gives haunting performance amidst calving glaciers in the Arctic Ocean

International environmental organisation Greenpeace, in collaboration with acclaimed Italian composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, held a special performance on a floating platform in the middle of the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean as a visual reminder of what lies at stake.  

China wants ships to use faster Arctic route opened by global warming

China will encourage ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean, a route opened up by global warming, to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday.

Global warming hits Arctic sea ice wintertime extent

Global warming hits Arctic sea ice wintertime extent

On March 24, Arctic sea ice extent peaked at 14.52 million square kms - a new record low winter maximum extent in the satellite record that started in 1979.

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter

Moonlight drives marine creatures in Arctic winter

The findings have implications for the carbon cycle, which is particularly important in light of climate change.

Global warming may increase black carbon input to Arctic Ocean

Global warming may increase black carbon input to Arctic Ocean

Researchers at University of Georgia have suggested that the black carbon stored in Arctic soils is being exported to the oceans.

Arctic Ocean to have less ice, more water by 2050s

Arctic Ocean to have less ice, more water by 2050s

By the 2070s, there could be close to 200 days a year with no sea ice at Drew Point, which is likely to worsen coastal erosion.

Melting Arctic sea ice affects land eco-systems

 Melting sea ice may have a direct bearing on methane emissions from Arctic tundra, according to a study.

US gives Shell final nod to drill for oil in Arctic

The Obama administration granted Royal Dutch Shell final clearance on Monday to resume drilling for oil and gas in the environmentally fragile Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012, a move green groups vowed to fight.