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Arctic ice melts to third-smallest area on record

Last Updated: Friday, September 18, 2009, 11:55

The Arctic`s sea ice pack thawed to its third-lowest summer level on record, up slightly from the seasonal melt of the past two years but continuing an overall decline symptomatic of climate change, US scientists said on Thursday.

Walruses congregate on Alaska shore as ice melts

Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 11:32

Thousands of walruses are congregating on Alaska`s northwest coast, a sign that their Arctic sea ice environment has been altered by climate change.