Arctic

China releases Arctic Policy: Trade, natural resources and food are key areas of focus

China releases Arctic Policy: Trade, natural resources and food are key areas of focus

The Arctic Policy outlined the rationale that China is likely use to ensure access to the resources of the region.

Jan 26, 2018, 22:13 PM IST
'New normal': Temperatures in Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the planet

'New normal': Temperatures in Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the planet

The region around the north pole "shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region it was decades ago," the report said.

Dec 13, 2017, 08:39 AM IST
200 polar bears feed on carcass of whale that washed ashore on Russian island

200 polar bears feed on carcass of whale that washed ashore on Russian island

A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:48 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
2017's Arctic ice extent eighth lowest since 1978, says NASA

2017's Arctic ice extent eighth lowest since 1978, says NASA

At 4.64 million square kilometres, it is the lowest on record since 1978 and has reached the mark on September 13, say the US space agency.

Sep 20, 2017, 13:08 PM IST

Climate change impacting the faculties of citizens, global leaders?

Rajendra Shende/TERRE Policy Centre/IANS

Apr 18, 2017, 12:47 PM IST
Arctic, Antarctica sea ice sinks to record low this year

Arctic, Antarctica sea ice sinks to record low this year

This winter, a combination of warmer-than-average temperatures, winds unfavourable to ice expansion, and a series of storms halted sea ice growth in the Arctic, the scientists said.

Mar 23, 2017, 17:43 PM IST
Arctic sea ice loss due to natural variations: Study

Arctic sea ice loss due to natural variations: Study

Many scientists suspect that the trend now underway is a combination of global warming and natural climate variability.

Mar 14, 2017, 20:58 PM IST
Operation IceBridge – NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach for first time

Operation IceBridge – NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reach for first time

For the first time, NASA says the mission in its ninth year is expanding its reach to explore the Arctic’s Eurasian Basin through two research flights based out of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

Mar 13, 2017, 12:21 PM 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
ISRO's SCATSAT-1 data reveals sea ice cover in 2016 is lowest ever recorded

ISRO's SCATSAT-1 data reveals sea ice cover in 2016 is lowest ever recorded

The Ku-band Scatterometer on-board SCATSAT-1 is ISRO’s second space borne scatterometer similar to OSCAT on-board Oceansat-2. 

Feb 06, 2017, 09:19 AM 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
Arctic heatwave could break records this Christmas

Arctic heatwave could break records this Christmas

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave, a media report said on Saturday.

Dec 24, 2016, 17:14 PM IST

Barack Obama bans drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

US President Barack Obama has banned future oil and gas drilling in most of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, the latest move to cement his environmental legacy before he leaves office next month.

Dec 21, 2016, 05:28 AM IST
Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

Effects of climate change and global warming on the Earth and its ecosystems

With 2015 ending in the nations of the world putting up a united front against climate change in Paris, the entire course of 2016 was all about making the world aware of its devastating effects, while also initiating their respective strategies to reduce carbon footprints.

Dec 20, 2016, 17:19 PM IST
Antarctic has barely changed in size in last 100 years, claim scientists

Antarctic has barely changed in size in last 100 years, claim scientists

According to estimates by climate scientists at the University of Reading in London, Antarctic has lost only 14 per cent summer sea ice since the early 1900s.

Nov 24, 2016, 19:22 PM IST
Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic at record low, says report

Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic at record low, says report

While record low sea ice is nothing new in the Arctic, this was a surprising turn of events for the Antarctic, the report said.

Nov 19, 2016, 09:22 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
Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study

Polar bears losing life-sustaining sea ice: Study

According to scientists, the Arctic is warming at nearly double the global rate as a result of climate change fuelled by mankind's burning of fossil fuels, a process that emits heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

Sep 15, 2016, 16:01 PM IST
Russian scientists trapped by polar bears receive emergency supplies

Russian scientists trapped by polar bears receive emergency supplies

A passing ship has delivered flares and dogs to the station to help fend off the beasts, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Sep 15, 2016, 10:17 AM IST