Polar regions

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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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Receding glaciers causing rivers to suddenly disappear
Global phenomenon known as river piracy demands urgent adaptation from ecosystems and people who rely on their flow

Jenna Kunze

03, May, 2021 @9:10 AM

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Cold truths about vanishing glaciers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Losing glaciers | India’s Covid statistics | Singing blackbirds | Prime minister’s answers | Graces Jones’ perfect song

Letters

02, May, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Glaciers in retreat: tracking the decline of the Earth’s ‘rivers of ice’
Images record how the climate crisis is affecting glaciers across the globe

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Glacial lakes threaten millions with flooding as planet heats up
More than 12,000 deaths have already been attributed to glacial lake outburst floods worldwide

Neelima Vallangi in Kathmandu

02, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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