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Why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:23

In a new study, researchers have discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River`s ice breakup.

Arctic melt season lengthening, ocean rapidly warming: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 13:44

The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is increasing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to melt as much as four feet of the Arctic ice cap`s thickness.

Dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems revealed

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:36

An international team of biologists have published an important study of entire food-web dynamics in the deserted tundra environment.

``Missing`` hormone found in birds

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 16:37

Researchers from Ohio-based University of Akron have discovered leptin in the mallard duck, peregrine falcon and zebra finch, marking the first time the hormone has been found in birds.

Greenpeace sues Russia over Arctic Sunrise detention

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 17:53

Greenpeace is suing Russia before the European Court of Human Rights for detaining its members during a protest last year against Arctic drilling, the environmental lobby group said on Monday.

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.

Arctic Monkeys say rock-and-roll is the winner at top UK music awards

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 05:47

In the past, the band had responded frostily to their BRIT wins.

Satellite images show Arctic surface darkening due to ice melt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 15:58

Earth’s ability to reflect sunlight is diminishing due to drastic melting of sea ice in Arctic Ocean, a new study says.

US to name special envoy for Arctic

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 09:12

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he will soon name a special representative for the Arctic region to promote American interests there.

Storms cause havoc for families, schools in US Northeast

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 09:10

A winter storm that froze the US southeast in its tracks pushed north on Thursday, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents.

What led to mammoth`s extinction revealed

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:33

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have used new DNA technology to show that a drastic change in the dominant vegetation - from protein-rich herbs to less nutritious grass - could be behind the demise of mammoths 10,000 years ago.

Dramatic thinning of Arctic lake ice cuts winter season short by 24 days

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 12:17

Researchers have revealed that Arctic lakes have been freezing up later in the year and thawing earlier, which is creating a winter ice season about 24 days shorter than was in 1950.