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NASA Monitors the 'New Normal' of Sea Ice

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http://www.enn.com — This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May. The melt slowed down in June, however, making it highly unlikely that this year’s summertime sea ice minimum extent will set a new record. Read More
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NASA monitors the 'new normal' of sea ice

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — This year's melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May. One NASA sea ice scientist describes this as 'the new normal.' Read More
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10 Biggest Doping Scandals in Olympics History

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http://feedproxy.google.com — On the world's biggest stage, at the Olympic Games, there are all too many instances of athletes who have turned to the use of a chemical advantage to gain a leg up on their fellow competitors. Read More
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Sea ice strongly linked to climate change in past 90,000 years

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Expansion and retreat of sea ice varied consistently in pace with rapid climate changes through past 90,000 years, a new study shows. Read More
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New Antarctic ice discovery aids future climate predictions

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A team of scientists has discovered a 65 percent reduction in sea ice during the last interglacial period around 128,000 years ago. Read More
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Cold-War-Era Toxic Waste Could Be Released by Greenland's Melting Ice

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http://feedproxy.google.com — It may sound like a storyline straight out of a Godzilla movie, but researchers are warning that toxic waste from a long-abandoned Cold War-era camp could leach into nearby ecosystems as a result of warming temperatures in Greenland. Read More
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Melting ice sheet could expose frozen Cold War-era hazardous waste

Posted by External 19 days ago General
https://www.sciencedaily.com — Climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research has found. Camp Century, a United States military base built within the Greenland ice sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for testing the feasibility of deploying nuclear missiles during the Cold War. When the camp was decommissioned in 1967, i Read More
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Antarctic sea ice may be a source of mercury in southern ocean fish and birds

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — New research has found methylmercury -- a potent neurotoxin - in sea ice in the Southern Ocean. The results are the first to show that sea-ice bacteria can change mercury into methylmercury, a more toxic form that can contaminate the marine environment, including fish and birds. Read More
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Remote Antarctic Library Would 'Protect Ice Memory'

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The plan is to "have dozens of ice core archives stored in a snow cave — the most reliable and natural freezer in the world." Read More
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Most of World's Biggest Beasts Could Be Extinct by 2100

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Most of the world's large creatures could face extinction by 2100 if drastic conservation measures aren't taken, conservationists say. Read More
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Ice algae: The engine of life in the central Arctic Ocean

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists show that not only animals that live directly under the ice thrive on carbon produced by so-called ice algae. Read More
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