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Sharks thrived in Arctic`s brackish water 50m years ago: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 22:59

A recent study has found that the Arctic Ocean was very brackish and had reduced salinity back then, indicating that Sharks thrived some 50 million years ago.

Arctic`s melt season getting longer by five days per decade

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:39

Researchers have said that the melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade.

SOS 54 years ago warned about vanishing glaciers

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 16:56

At a time when glaciers are melting at an alarming pace, an SOS buried in a bottle 54 years back in the Canadian Arctic, and unearthed now, sent a distress signal about the world`s rapidly disappearing glaciers.

Researchers overturn assumption about mercury in Arctic

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 13:47

For years, researchers assumed that if mercury`s high and increasing in fish in the North American and European Arctic, the same would also stand true of fish elsewhere in the Arctic.

Putin orders military to boost Arctic presence

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:08

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia`s military on Tuesday to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled its intention to claim the North Pole and surrounding waters.

Canada to claim North Pole: Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 06:15

Canada has signalled intentions to claim the North Pole and surrounding Arctic waters while announcing the filing of a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary.

Arctic sea ice 6th lowest, but rebounds from 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 08:42

The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that is much higher than last year`s record low.

`Accessible Arctic` in Mumbai

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 21:27

A five-day exhibition "Accessible Arctic" curated jointly by the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian Geographic (CG) begins today at High Street Phoenix in Mumbai.

Wooly mammoth blood recovered from 15,000-year-old frozen carcass

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:56

Scientists have found blood from the frozen body of a 10,000 to 15,000 year old mammoth discovered on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean.

Scientists warn over Arctic Ocean’s rapid acidification

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 21:38

Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) on Monday warned over the rapid acidification of the Arctic Ocean caused by carbon dioxide emissions.

Arctic Ocean records all time fifth lowest wintertime sea ice extent

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 15:25

After a record melt season last year, the Arctic Ocean`s icy cover shrank to its lowest extent on record, continuing a long-term trend and diminishing to about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000.

Arctic Ocean: Strategic implications for India and the region

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 13:12

The major impact of a rapidly melting Arctic on South Asia, is linked to sea level rise.