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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Obama defends Arctic drilling despite criticism from environmentalists

Obama defends Arctic drilling despite criticism from environmentalists

US President Barack Obama has defended authorising oil company Shell to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean, leading to criticism from ecological organisations and environment defenders.

Mars had ocean with more water than Arctic

Mars had ocean with more water than Arctic

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean but the Red Planet lost 87 per cent of that water to space, a new study has found.

Mars ocean was bigger than the Arctic: NASA

Mars ocean was bigger than the Arctic: NASA

Mars once had a body of water bigger than Earth`s Arctic Ocean and vast enough to cover the entire surface of the planet, NASA scientists said in a study released on Thursday.

'Dramatic thinning' of Arctic ice since 1975

'Dramatic thinning' of Arctic ice since 1975

Combined Arctic ice observations have shown decades of loss.

Russia's long-range bombers to conduct patrol missions near US shores

Russia's long-range bombers to conduct patrol missions near US shores

Russia's long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine.