Sea Ice

Changing climate is killing penguin chicks in Argentina

Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellanic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.<p>“Penguin [chicks] don’t do well when they get wet,” said …

University of Washington

Shipping companies blame extensive ice, Coast Guard for sealift delays

Impassable sea ice in some Nunavut waters coupled with too few Coast Guard ships has led to sealift delays of up to three weeks this year, according …

Coast Guard

Sustained climate warming drives declining marine biological productivity

You are currently viewing the abstract.<p>View Full Text<p>Log in to view the full text<p>via AAAS login<p>AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, …

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The sunrise countdown is on in Antarctica, as Spring looms for the coldest place on Earth

On Sunday the sun rise over the South Pole horizon for the first time since April, it will be brief, but it's a sign spring is on its way to the …

South Pole

World Of Change

Global Warming

It’s not just humans who have suffered this summer! Victor the 1,366lb polar bear has undergone 50 allergy tests for suspected HAYFEVER

It is not just hay fever sufferers who have struggled with pollen this summer – two of the polar bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park have been …

Hay Fever

The chilling story of the melting north calls for reflection, action

WE are in the midst of an epic heat spell, with a warning that extreme heat will be more frequent, intense and prolonged with global warming.<p>Gone …

Global Warming

China to participate in all-year-round Arctic expedition

Chinese scientists will board the German icebreaker RV Polarstern next year to research the Arctic climate system, which Chinese experts said could …

Global Warming

An Integrated Examination of AMSR2 Products over Ocean

An Integrated Examination of AMSR2 Products over Ocean<p>External Online Source:<p>Author and Affiliation:<p>Duncan, David Ian<p>(Colorado State Univ., Dept. of …

Space Travel

Humans are pushing the Earth closer to a climate cliff | John Abraham

A new paper, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has received a lot of media attention. The attention is justified because the paper paints a very grim picture of the climate and what humans may be doing to it. In particular, the authors of this study tried to …

Climate Change

Impact on predictability of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones by extra Arctic observations

1.<p>Payne, K. A., Elsberry, R. L. & Boothe, M. A. Assessment of western north pacific 96- and 120-h track guidance and present forecastability. <i>Wea.</i> …

Tropical Cyclones

Scientists are close to losing a critical tool for sea ice research

Sea ice is vital to the Arctic, influencing climate patterns, human and animal interactions, and ecological processes. And it’s no secret that the …

Global Warming

Reduced sea ice protection period increases storm exposure in Kivalina, Alaska - Arctic Science

ACIA. 2004. Arctic climate impact assessment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Google Scholar<p>Are F. 1988. Thermal abrasion of sea coasts …

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VIMS scientists cruise to study the Arctic during historic ice melt

The Arctic is little understood and alarmingly understudied.<p>Alarming, because that polar region is warming at rates that far outpace any other part …

Global Warming

Tides by Jonathan White review – getting to grips with the power of the ocean

It is the changing yet changeless nature of the tides that enthrals us<p>I write this waiting for the tide to return so I can swim in it. My time is determined by the tides. The sea rules our lives in subtle ways – in what its tides reveal as well as in what they cover. Their movements are not only …

Books

Cost of climate change to world's poor bigger than previously thought

Cost of climate change to world’s poor bigger than previously thought<p>Climate and energy news.<p><b>Fossil-fuel lobbyists, bolstered by GOP wins, workto</b> …

Fossil Fuels

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight Northern Fleet vessels sail out from the Kola Peninsula heading northeast on a long-distance Arctic voyage.<p>The flotilla sailed out from the …

The Arctic

Nuclear Energy and the Melting of Arctic Ice

Nuclear energy is both low carbon and reliable, making it a great tool to cut emissions and mitigate climate change. Yet there is limited effort to …

Nuclear Energy

The Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Is Having a Strange Effect on Tornadoes in The US

Scientists aren't sure what is going on.<p>The US mainland is thousands of miles away from the Arctic circle, but that does not mean the nation is …

Global Warming

Narwhal Camp 2018: We are in polar bear country - Thin Ice Blog

Victoria Moran from Parks Canada is on polar bear watch. Suddenly, there they are. A few hundred meters from the camp, a mother polar bear and her …

The Arctic

Rock and Ice in Northern Greenland

Like most of Greenland’s perimeter, its northern coast is lined with fjords that wind between rocky islands and peninsulas and connect inland areas …

Global Warming

There Goes the Ice

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of ice breaking up on Hudson …

The Arctic

2 from West Coast – ICESat-2

Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, with a …

Social Media

CO2 Levels Reached an 800,000-year High in 2017

Using ice cores drilled in Greenland and Antarctica, scientists have a pretty good record of how the composition of Earth’s atmosphere has fluctuated …

Climate Change

Runaway climate change could trigger 'Hothouse Earth' with 200ft sea level rises, warn scientists

Earth may be on a runaway trajectory towards a ‘hothouse’ climate which will see huge swathes of the planet become uninhabitable and 200ft sea level rises, an international team of scientists has warned.<p>A new review found that even if targets to cap global warming at 2C are met, it may already be …

Climate Change

Exploring a possible connection between U.S. tornado activity and Arctic sea ice

1.<p>Stroeve, J. C. et al. Trends in Arctic sea ice extent from CMIP5, CMIP3 and observations. <i>Geophys. Res. Lett</i>. <b>39</b>, (2012).<p>2.<p>Perlwitz, J., Hoerling, M. …

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2017 was 3rd warmest year on record, says international report

According to the annual State of the Climate report, 2017 was the globe’s 3rd-warmest year on record, behind 2016 (1st) and 2015. Earth also …

Global Warming

Global and Arctic climate sensitivity enhanced by changes in North Pacific heat flux

1.<p>Graversen, R. G., Mauritsen, T., Tjernström, M., Källén & Svensson, G. Vertical structure of recent Arctic warming. <i>Nature</i> <b>541</b>, 53–56 …

Global Warming

Very low Spring ice but no new record summer minimum

<b><br>With half the year over, Arctic sea ice extent continues on historically low levels also in 2018.</b><p>With 14.48 million square kilometres, March 2018 sea …

Global Warming

New data on Chukchi Sea polar bears leads to subsistence harvest level increase

A polar bear in Arctic Alaska. Subsistence harvest levels of Chukchi Sea polar bears have just been raised, based on new data about the population’s …

The Arctic