Polar regions

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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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‘Polar Preet’ aims to become first woman to trek solo across Antarctica
Preet Chandi, first woman of colour to complete a solo unaided trip to the South Pole, announces plans for her next trip

Cash Boyle

16, Jul, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Polar bears found to be surviving despite lack of sea ice offers hope for species
Researchers say isolated group in south-east Greenland have clung on thanks to freshwater discharge from glaciers

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic
Temperatures in the Barents Sea region are ‘off the scale’ and may affect extreme weather in the US and Europe

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Drone technology gives us the eyes of gods. Could it help us save arctic seals? | Philip Hoare
Images of harp seals taken from hundreds of miles above show their plight. They should spur us to action, writes Philip Hoare

Philip Hoare

08, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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