New rules for Arctic shipping 'a missed opportunity'

Environmental groups say new regulations on ships carrying polluting oils in the Arctic don't go far enough.

Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Greenland is melting: we need to worry about what’s happening on the largest island in the world

Our new research shows the island's largest glaciers are losing ice faster than previously thought.

Jonathan Bamber, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

The pattern of autumn sea ice growth has been completely disrupted, but are we really headed for a tipping point?

Mark Serreze, Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Arctic Ocean: why winter sea ice has stalled, and what it means for the rest of the world

The Laptev Sea is one of the Arctic's biggest nurseries of new sea ice in winter, but Siberia's record summer heat may have halted production.

Jonathan Bamber, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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Sir David Attenborough polar research ship set to begin sea trials

Four years in the making, Britain's new £200m polar ship has left the builder's yard for testing.

Oct. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet

Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there.

Steve Petsch, Associate Professor of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Sept. 30, 2020 ~9 min

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Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought

The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Arctic sea ice is being increasingly melted from below by warming Atlantic water

Scientists find oceanic heat has overtaken atmospheric heat as the main cause of melting.

Tom Rippeth, Professor of Physical Oceanography, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Arctic warming: are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted?

The high temperatures and wildfires of 2019 were thought to have heralded a freak summer for the Arctic. Then 2020 brought worse.

Christopher J White, Senior Lecturer in Water & Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

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Arctic sea ice is melting faster than anyone thought

Arctic sea ice is melting a lot faster than earlier estimates, which predicted a slow and stable rise in Arctic temperatures, researchers say.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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