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Antarctic sea ice reaches new record high

(—Two weeks after a new record was set in the Arctic Ocean for the least amount of sea ice coverage in the satellite record, the ice surrounding Antarctica reached its annual winter maximum—and set a record for ...

dateOct 12, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Record Arctic ice low drives urgent global action

Today's announcement of a record low for Arctic sea ice extent shows the need for urgent local and global actions, say WWF experts. According to satellite monitoring, the low of 3.41 million square kilometers was reached ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Environment
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Manhattan-sized ice island heads out to sea

Remember that enormous slab of ice that broke off Greenland's Petermann Glacier back in July? It's now on its way out to sea, a little bit smaller than it was a couple of months ago—but not much. At around 10 miles long ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Reanalyses find rising humidity in the Arctic

( -- Direct, reliable observations of atmospheric conditions stretch as far back as the mid seventeenth century, with otherwise consistent records being punctuated by periodic updates in methods, practitioners, and ...

dateJul 06, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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