Sea ice

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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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Weatherwatch: Melting Arctic ice triggers winter storms, study finds
Meltwater from Greenland creates freshwater pond at the ocean surface that whips ups storms in northern Europe

Kate Ravilious

24, Jul, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record
Scientists describe 20.75C logged at Seymour Island as ‘incredible and abnormal’

Jonathan Watts

13, Feb, 2020 @1:48 PM

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Arctic sea ice cover falls to 'alarming' low as temperatures rise
Change affects more than 70 indigenous communities around the Bering Sea

Ian Sample Science editor

11, Dec, 2019 @10:39 AM

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Pacific seals at risk as Arctic ice melt lets deadly disease spread from Atlantic
Study finds seal and sea otter populations in Alaska hit by killer infection that migrated from North Atlantic

Peter Beaumont

17, Nov, 2019 @7:18 AM

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North Pole: multiple lightning strikes follow record-low sea ice levels
‘Furthest north lightning strikes in Alaska forecaster memory’ hit as high temperatures and widespread fires plague region

Edward Helmore

13, Aug, 2019 @3:27 PM

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The end of the Arctic as we know it
Less oxygen and ice, more acid and heat. Jonathan Watts joins an expedition studying what this means for the planet

Jonathan Watts

07, Jun, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Antarctic team 'upbeat' about hope of finding Shackleton's ship
The vessel sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915, after spending 10 months beset by ice

Ian Sample Science editor

27, Jan, 2019 @3:26 PM

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