Polar regions

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Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for first time
Tiny particles including tyre dust found in ice cores stretching back 50 years, showing global plastic contamination

Damian Carrington Environment editor

21, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Scientists watch giant ‘doomsday’ glacier in Antarctica with concern
Cracks and fissures stoke fears of breakup that could lead to half-metre rise in global sea levels – or more

John Vidal

18, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Rain to replace snow in the Arctic as climate heats, study finds
Climate models show switch will happen decades faster than previously thought, with ‘profound’ implications

Damian Carrington Environment editor

30, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The statement shirts making climate data fashionable at Cop26
With stripes showing temperature rise in the polar regions, the shirts are designed to start conversations about global heating

Phoebe Weston

05, Nov, 2021 @1:50 PM

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Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record
Precipitation was so unexpected, scientists had no gauges to measure it, and is stark sign of climate crisis

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Aug, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse
A shutdown would have devastating global impacts and must not be allowed to happen, researchers say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

05, Aug, 2021 @3:08 PM

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Arctic thriller’s film crew struggled to find true frozen waste
Colin Farrell and his co-stars in the BBC’s North Water shocked at the loss of wilderness at the north pole from global heating

Dalya Alberge

01, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds
Less ice means more global heating, a vicious cycle that also leaves the region open to new oil extraction

Damian Carrington Environment editor

04, Jun, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists
Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating, with severe long-term effects

Damian Carrington Environment editor

03, Jun, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study
Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The secret of how Amundsen beat Scott in race to south pole? A diet of raw penguin
Starving and trapped by ice, the Norwegian’s crew had discovered how to beat scurvy on an earlier voyage. The benefits proved crucial

Donna Ferguson

16, May, 2021 @8:15 AM

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We can’t stop rising sea levels, but we still have a chance to slow them down | Tamsin Edwards
Despite Covid-enforced isolation, scientists from around the world have produced a vital climate change forecast, says climate scientist Tamsin Edwards

Tamsin Edwards

06, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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