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Great Lakes become nearly covered with ice

From the bridge of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as boulders—a battleground for the icebreaker's 58-member crew ...

Feb 15, 2014 4.7 / 5 (18) 6

Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice

(Phys.org) —Ice in northern Alaska's lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar imagery show how changes in our climate are affecting high-latitude environments.

Feb 03, 2014 4.3 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

Storing carbon in the Arctic

For the past three decades, as the climate has warmed, the massive plates of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean have shrunk: In 2007, scientists observed nearly 50 percent less summer ice than had been seen in 1980.

Dec 04, 2013 3.6 / 5 (18) 8 | with audio podcast

Declining sea ice strands baby harp seals

Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk of getting stranded than adult seals because of shrinking sea ice cover caused by recent warming in the North Atlantic, according to ...

Jul 22, 2013 3.3 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast