Polar regions

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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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The icy pull of tragic polar exploration | Brief letters
Brief letters: A fascination with tragic heroes | Is artificial intelligence an oxymoron? | Orwell’s linguistic inventions | From Granny to Mum to Mumma | Sailing to San Serriffe

01, Apr, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Arctic sea ice could hit maximum extent ‘much earlier’ than usual
Some stations reported winter temperatures 30C warmer than usual with situation echoed in Antarctica

Damien Gayle

22, Mar, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Extremes of 40C above normal: what’s causing ‘extraordinary’ heating in polar regions?
Antarctic and Arctic temperatures have shocked researchers. How unusual are they and what are the consequences?

Donna Lu

21, Mar, 2022 @9:03 AM

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Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists
Antarctic areas reach 40C above normal at same time as north pole regions hit 30C above usual levels

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

20, Mar, 2022 @2:48 PM

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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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