Polar regions

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Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study
Other predators such as narwhals are suffering similarly as unique adaptations become less suited

Phoebe Weston

24, Feb, 2021 @1:50 PM

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Extraordinary voyage: on the trail of the trillion-tonne runaway iceberg
Amid fears of huge damage to marine ecosystems from the giant A68a berg, British researchers are setting sail to assess its impact

Robin McKie

31, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds
Rate of loss now in line with worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

25, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fractures to Antarctic iceberg reduce risk to South Georgia wildlife
Unclear if iceberg will hit small British territory but researchers more optimistic about threat to ecosystem

Weronika Strzyżyńska

29, Dec, 2020 @10:27 AM

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Scientists plan mission to biggest iceberg as it drifts towards island
Team will study effects on environment of A-68A, which is heading for South Georgia

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath's best photograph
‘I heard from the ship that two bears were walking directly towards us. I told the scientists to pack up. When they said no, I showed no mercy’

Interview by Dale Berning Sawa

25, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Arctic time capsule from 2018 washes up in Ireland as polar ice melts
Cylinder left in ice by 50 Years of Victory ship travelled 2,300 miles to county Donegal

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

05, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Secrets of the ice: unlocking a melting time capsule
As the Earth’s ice melts, large numbers of perfectly preserved ancient artefacts are being revealed. But time is running out and ‘glacial archaeologists’ are racing to find these fragile treasures

Mike Power

01, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis
Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilised by warming – and scientists believe that if one collapses others could follow

Michael Marshall

19, Sep, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain
Water seeping into fissures in Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, accelerating rise of sea levels

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

09, Sep, 2020 @4:55 PM

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Queen of the Dolomites glacier could vanish within 15 years
Italian scientists warn Marmolada has shrunk 80% in 70 years due to global heating

Angela Giuffrida

01, Sep, 2020 @2:17 PM

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Trump in final push to open up Alaska's Arctic refuge to oil and gas drilling
Interior department to reportedly auction leases before year’s end as critics condemn plan to drill in America’s ‘last great wilderness’

Emily Holden in Washington

17, Aug, 2020 @2:58 PM

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