Arctic Ocean

Russian copter with eight people goes down in sea in Norway

A Russian helicopter with eight people on board went down into the sea on Thursday about two to three km from Barentsburg.

Oct 26, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
Arctic sea ice disappearing at a rapid pace, says study

Arctic sea ice disappearing at a rapid pace, says study

The discourse on climate change has been growing since a long time and with the phenomenon making its presence felt every day, it doesn't seem like it will end soon.

Oct 25, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Over the years, the dramatic meltdown of ice in the Arctic Ocean has received great attention and is easy to observe through satellite images.

Oct 16, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Arctic winter warming events becoming more frequent

Arctic winter warming events becoming more frequent

Because autumn and winter is when Arctic sea ice grows and thickens, warmer winter air temperatures will further impede ice growth and expansion, accelerating the effects of global warming in the Arctic.

Jul 12, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
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.

May 02, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
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.

Oct 31, 2016, 11:00 AM IST
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.  

Aug 22, 2016, 13:11 PM IST
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.

Jun 23, 2016, 16:52 PM IST
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.  

Jun 21, 2016, 21:21 PM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2016, 01:33 AM IST
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.

Mar 29, 2016, 11:28 AM IST
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.

Jan 11, 2016, 13:47 PM IST
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.

Dec 01, 2015, 21:05 PM IST
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.

Nov 03, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

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.

Sep 19, 2015, 17:30 PM IST

Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues

Hillary Rodham Clinton is opposing President Barack Obama's authorisation for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on the Keystone XL pipeline, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president.

Aug 19, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

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.

Aug 18, 2015, 17:08 PM IST

US allows Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

The US government today gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

Aug 18, 2015, 02:16 AM IST
Polar bears face steep declines because of melting sea ice: US study

Polar bears face steep declines because of melting sea ice: US study

Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, US scientists said on Wednesday.

Jul 02, 2015, 09:48 AM IST

Global warming causes polar bears to eat dolphins

  A polar bear was spotted preying on a white-beaked dolphin carcass that had been trapped in the ice in Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands in the Arctic Ocean.

Jun 15, 2015, 14:46 PM IST