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Arctic could be free of summer sea ice by 2030

Feature story | September 17, 2009 at 18:00

As the Earth warms, its ice melts. Global melting is an early and obvious sign of climate change. Today, it was reported that the minimum area of summer Arctic sea-ice extent has plummeted to the third-lowest level ever in recorded history. The...

A Warm Winter in Canada Causes Tragedy

Feature story | February 5, 2006 at 18:00

Polar bear swims for 9 days, loses 22 percent of body mass and most likely her cub

Blog by Melanie Duchin | January 26, 2011 3 comments

Earlier this week, it was reported that a polar bear swam in open water in Alaska's Beaufort Sea (where Shell wants to drill this summer!) for nine days in order to reach pack ice. She covered 687km/427 miles, lost 22 percent of her...

The Arctic Heart

Video | September 19, 2012 at 14:39

The crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Arctic Sunrise construct a 'heart, with the flags of the 193 country members of the United Nations on an ice floe north of the Arctic Circle. The 'heart' of flags is suspended by wires a few centimetres from...

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