Polar regions

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Mission: Impossible for Tom Cruise as Svalbard blocks helicopter landings
Film producers drop attempt to obtain permission for dozens of flights on Norwegian archipelago

Jon Henley and Sam Jones

17, Mar, 2023 @3:30 PM

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‘Extreme situation’: Antarctic sea ice hits record low
Sea ice helps protect glaciers and ice caps that would cause massive sea level rise when lost, scientists warn

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Feb, 2023 @3:06 PM

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Half of glaciers will be gone by 2100 even under Paris 1.5C accord, study finds
If global heating continues at current rate of 2.7C, losses will be greater with 68% of glaciers disappearing

Phoebe Weston

05, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Cruises, crowds and fragile ecosystems: the delicate dance of Antarctic tourism
As the icy continent braces for a record summer, ecologists say more visitor caps and restrictions are needed to protect wildlife

Peter Hannam

04, Jan, 2023 @11:22 PM

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‘Vast’ mass of microbes being released by melting glaciers
Bacteria can fertilise ecosystems but need to be studied closely to identify potential pathogens, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns
The dramatic vanishing of polar ice sheets will cause catastrophic sea level rise that will threaten cities, according to a major new study

Oliver Milman

07, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Why scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis
The former BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin has spent his career talking to scientists. Now they’re telling him they’re scared of what they’re seeing

Roger Harrabin

07, Nov, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Microphones dropped into ocean off Greenland to record melting icebergs
Artist Siobhán McDonald will turn recordings into an acoustic installation exploring humanity’s impact on the ocean

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

19, Oct, 2022 @4:00 AM

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East Antarctic glacier melting at 70.8bn tonnes a year due to warm sea water
Denman glacier in remote part of the continent could become unstable, possibly contributing to more sea level rise than predicted

Lisa Cox

14, Oct, 2022 @7:37 AM

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Glacier grief: how funerals and rituals can help us mourn the loss of nature
From mountain top ceremonies to immersive art, people are finding new ways to express feelings of grief – and guilt

Sofia Quaglia

10, Oct, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Siberian tiger v bear: even David Attenborough ‘wowed’ by Frozen Planet II
The BBC’s new wildlife series overcame photography challenges with hi-tech equipment and years of patience

Tara Conlan

10, Sep, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Explorer review – compelling portrait of adventurer Ranulph Fiennes
Matthew Dyas’s documentary offers a fascinating glimpse into the relationship between the world’s greatest explorer and his first wife

Wendy Ide

17, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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