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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.

Extreme weather continues in 2017, pushing world into 'uncharted territory': Report

Extreme weather continues in 2017, pushing world into 'uncharted territory': Report

While the year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017, pushing the world into "truly uncharted territory", said the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.  

See pic: NASA releases image of sea ice and cloud streets covering Sea of Okhotsk!

See pic: NASA releases image of sea ice and cloud streets covering Sea of Okhotsk!

This time, NASA's Aqua satellite has sent in its image of the day, which NASA has dutifully released.

NASA releases spectacular image of melting sea ice off Greenland

NASA releases spectacular image of melting sea ice off Greenland

The US space agency NASA has released a new satellite image that shows bits and pieces of ice floating about in the Greenland Sea.

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.

Antarctic's increased sea ice not compensating for Arctic's decrease

Antarctic's increased sea ice not compensating for Arctic's decrease

NASA's new study has revealed that increasing Antarctica's sea ice cannot cover up for Arctic's declining sea ice.

Loss of sea ice to impact polar bear populations by 2100

Loss of sea ice to impact polar bear populations by 2100

Polar bears may face starvation and reproductive failure by the year 2100 due to heavy loss of Arctic sea ice, a new study has warned.

Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA

Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA

Sea ice around Antarctica has reached its highest level since measurement started in 1979, NASA said.

Minke whales lunge 100 times an hour to feed under sea ice

Scientists have for the first time recorded the feeding behaviour of Antarctic minke whales under the sea ice and found that the mammals lunge feed up to 100 times per hour, gorging on Antarctic krill.

Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice

In a bid to get a better understanding of the effects of global climate change, New Zealand scientists will begin a project to measure Antarctic sea ice from below this coming southern summer.

Projected big thaw of Antarctica`s sea ice may harm area`s unspoiled marine ecosystems

Researchers using a modeling study have suggested that the Antarctica`s Ross Sea`s recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover is likely to be short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100.

Arctic sea ice 6th lowest, but rebounds from 2012

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.

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too: ESA

Arctic sea ice, which has been declining in area by unprecedented amounts in summer, is also falling in volume, the European Space Agency (ESA) said today.

Arctic sea-ice loss` debilitating effects on wildlife revealed

With sea ice at its lowest point in 1,500 years, ecological communities in the Arctic are being affected by its continued and even accelerated melting over the next decades, a new study has revealed.

Global warming to open unexpected shipping routes in Arctic: Study

Global warming will make frigid shipping routes much more accessible than ever imagined by melting an unprecedented amount of sea ice during the late summer, a new research has revealed.