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Archive for September, 2012 :

Arctic Expert Predicts Final Collapse Of Sea Ice Within Four Years
September 25th, 2012

As sea ice shrinks to record lows, Prof Peter Wadhams warns a ‘global disaster’ is now unfolding in northern latitudes.


‘Planetary Emergency’ Due To Arctic Melt, Experts Warn
September 24th, 2012

Experts warned of a “planetary emergency” due to the unforeseen global consequences of Arctic ice melt, including methane gas released from permafrost regions currently under ice.


To See in the Arctic, Darpa Might Stick Sensors on Icebergs
September 19th, 2012

It’s all part of an umbrella program Darpa calls “Assured Arctic Awareness,” or AAA.


Shrinking Snow Depth On Arctic Sea Ice Threatens Ringed Seal Habitat
September 18th, 2012

The ringed seal, currently under consideration for threatened species listing, builds caves to rear its young in snow drifts on sea ice.


Alpine Glaciers Contribute to Carbon Cycling
September 18th, 2012

The researchers found that the biogeochemistry of the glacier organic matter is unexpectedly diverse.


Arctic Ice Disappearance Should be ‘Wake-Up Call’
September 17th, 2012

The ice covering the search area for the two lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition suddenly disappeared more than three weeks ago, eliminating any ice-related issues that might have hampered technologies deployed in the search.


Arctic Sea Ice Melt May Trigger Extreme European Winter
September 17th, 2012

The unprecedented loss of polar sea ice may lead to ‘wild extremes’ in the UK and northern Europe, say researchers


Shell Admits Arctic Drilling Defeat, For Now
September 17th, 2012

Shell’s offshore drillers have lost their race with the Arctic winter and abandoned hope of striking oil this year but will drill wells before the ice closes in to prepare for a 2013 search for the region’s elusive riches.


Russian Nuclear-Powered Ice-Breakers
September 13th, 2012

Russia’s rapidly expanding nuclear industry has set it sights on the freezing waters of Arctic basin with an ambitious goal to build the world’s largest “universal” nuclear icebreaker.


Arctic Remains Believed to be Franklin Crew
September 10th, 2012

Rough weather slows search.


Shell Oil’s Drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea Draws Greenpeace’s Criticism
September 10th, 2012

After a day of slower-than-expected preparations in the Chukchi Sea, Shell Alaska officially began drilling into the seafloor above its Burger prospect at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.


Wetter Arctic Could Influence Climate Change
September 6th, 2012

Increased precipitation and river discharge in the Arctic has the potential to speed climate change, according to the results of a study led by Xiangdong Zhang.



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