Arctic sea ice

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
Scientists express concern after discovery of plastic chunks in Arctic ice

Scientists express concern after discovery of plastic chunks in Arctic ice

The finding has prompted fears that as the ice melts, because of climate change, plastic that has long been trapped in it is flowing into the Arctic.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Climate change or us? Humans at fault for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss!

Understanding all causes of the sea ice retreat is crucial for accurately projecting the rate of future loss, and trying to slow it.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Global warming: Arctic sea ice may vanish this century despite climate action, warn scientists

Global warming: Arctic sea ice may vanish this century despite climate action, warn scientists

The 2 degrees Celsius target may be insufficient to prevent an ice-free Arctic, James Screen and Daniel Williamson of Exeter University in Britain wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change after a statistical review of ice projections.

Mar 07, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!

Arctic is already witnessing spring – thanks to climate change!

The study covers 12 years of observations at a West Greenland field site near Russell Glacier, a dynamic front protruding from the massive inland ice sheet that covers most of the island.

Feb 24, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
Whale migration delay due to Arctic sea ice loss, says study

Whale migration delay due to Arctic sea ice loss, says study

In contrast, a different beluga population, also in Alaska, that migrates and feeds in the same areas does not appear to have changed its migration timing with changes in sea ice, researchers said.

Jan 08, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Melting of Arctic sea ice may reduce polar bear population

Melting of Arctic sea ice may reduce polar bear population

Experts also claim that the same warming is likely to worsen and decline the population of wild reindeer.

Dec 13, 2016, 09:52 AM IST
Climate change: Total loss of sea ice this year bigger than the entire area of India!

Climate change: Total loss of sea ice this year bigger than the entire area of India!

Warming temperatures caused the oceans to warm up as well, which in turn caused above average sea ice loss.

Dec 07, 2016, 14:40 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
Warming atmosphere reason behind Arctic sea ice vanishing parapet

Warming atmosphere reason behind Arctic sea ice vanishing parapet

A recent study conducted by NASA claims that arctic sea ice is swiftly losing its fortification due to warming atmosphere.

Oct 29, 2016, 11:38 AM IST
Arctic sea ice melt in September 2016 hits second lowest level on record!

Arctic sea ice melt in September 2016 hits second lowest level on record!

The scientists felt it was unlikely that this year's summertime sea ice minimum extent will set a new record, but, it seems that they've been proven wrong.

Sep 19, 2016, 11:27 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
Melting of Arctic sea ice strikes record high in June

Melting of Arctic sea ice strikes record high in June

Scientists warned that due to persistent warming this coming September, Arctic sea ice would set another record in melting of polar ice.

Jul 10, 2016, 02:18 AM IST
Greenland melting linked to shrinking Arctic sea ice

Greenland melting linked to shrinking Arctic sea ice

Both transport a lot of heat, moisture and clouds over the Greenland ice sheet, leading to more melting, the researchers pointed out.

Mar 29, 2016, 00:26 AM IST
Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

The NASA study challenges the oft-repeated findings of the United Nation's panel on climate change, the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that forecast a grim future for the melting ice sheets of the Antarctic.

Nov 08, 2015, 11:26 AM IST
Losing grip much? Arctic sea just hit 4th lowest level on record

Losing grip much? Arctic sea just hit 4th lowest level on record

Reaching its likely minimum extent for 2015, Arctic sea`s minimum ice extent was the fourth lowest in the satellite record since observations from space began.

Sep 16, 2015, 08:43 AM IST

Dutch polar explorers likely drowned: Canada police

Two Dutch explorers studying melting Arctic sea ice have apparently drowned after falling through thin ice, police said Monday.

May 05, 2015, 12:06 PM IST
Arctic sea ice hits record low: US officials

Arctic sea ice hits record low: US officials

Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest winter point since satellite observations began in the late 1970s, raising concerns about faster ice melt and rising seas due to global warming, US officials said Thursday.

Mar 20, 2015, 09:34 AM IST

Arctic sea ice hits record low: US monitor

Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest winter point since satellite observations began in the late 1970s, raising concerns about faster ice melt and rising seas due to global warming, US officials said Thursday.

Mar 20, 2015, 02:37 AM IST
Global sea ice diminishing: NASA

Global sea ice diminishing: NASA

The gains from sea ice increase in Antarctica do not cancel out the loss from the accelerated decrease in Arctic sea ice of the last decades, a study by NASA has found.

Feb 11, 2015, 14:02 PM IST