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Melting Sea Ice

Study Links Polar Vortex Chills To Melting Sea Ice

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to ge...

So, How Much Will Antarctica Melt?

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. One of the biggest question marks surrounding the fate of the planet’s coastlines is dangling ...

We Saved Antarctica... Or Did We?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Thirty years ago I led a campaign to save Antarctica. It was one of the best things I've ever done. It was enough for me to know that it was there, with its pristine beauty, incredible wildlife, and vast open expanses. I didn't need to see it to want to save it.

Melting Sea Ice Makes Arctic Drilling A Risky Business

Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Sea ice melting partly because of human-caused climate change could open previously inaccessible Arctic Ocean ...

WATCH: Hungry Polar Bears Populating A Canadian Town

Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

A video released by the Guardian last week reveals that polar bears are becoming frequent visitors to the small Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba, ...

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered

Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Arctic sea ice extent has likely reached its seasonal minimum, dropping to the sixth-lowest level in the 35...

No Ice, No Ice Bear

Dr. Andrew Derocher | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Dr. Andrew Derocher

To make a complex story simple, polar bears are threatened by habitat loss. We may hold onto polar bears as a species to the end of the century, but this is predicated on many hopeful elements.

Sea Ice and Climate Change

Cecilia Bitz | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Cecilia Bitz

There is no contradiction for global warming to cause dramatic sea ice loss in the Arctic and a slight expansion in the Antarctic. There is no doubt in my mind that the implications for polar bears habitat loss are serious and sobering.

Will Arctic Sea Ice Reach Record Low This Year?

Posted 06.18.2012 | Green

Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Recent years have brought unprecedented melting to Arctic sea ice, the white cap that covers the f...

Global Warming on a Roll at the Poles: Increased Melting, Cracking & Splitting

Neil Wagner | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Melting, cracking, splitting and calving in Earth's cryosphere may be the most dramatic embodiments of the climatic change. Why should all this melting ice matter to us? Here are a few reasons.

Global Warming Very Real to Baby Seals, Baby

Neil Wagner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Climate change spares no one. Not even the adorable.

One Critical Reason to Cut Global Warming Pollution Now: The Amazing Polar Bear

Kassie Siegel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

Polar bears fasting on land lose about two pounds per day, and it's not clear how much longer it will be before the ice freezes and bears here can go back out onto the ice to hunt seals.

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To Second Lowest Level

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Arctic sea ice melted this summer to the second lowest level since record-keeping began more than 50 years ago, scientists reported Thur...

Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice Volume Last Year, Study Finds

Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

A new study suggests that the 2007 record for the lowest volume of Arctic sea ice in the summertime was broken last year. Using observations of wi...

WATCH: Tens Of Thousands Of Walruses Forced Ashore Due To Melting Sea Ice

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The AP recently reported on tens of thousands of walruses that have been forced ashore in northwest Alaska because their usual habitat, sea ice, has m...

Tens Of Thousands Of Walruses Forced Ashore From Melting Sea Ice

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska because the sea ice they normally rest on has melted. Federal s...