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Sea ice at poles hit record low for January

The amount of sea ice at the Earth's poles fell to a record low for January, while the planet's temperatures last month were the third highest in modern times, US government scientists said Thursday.

Arctic lakes thawing earlier each year

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found Arctic lakes, covered with ice during the winter months, are melting earlier each spring.

Antarctic snowscapes for predicting the weather

EPFL scientists measured for the first time – at centimeter resolutions – how the snowscape of Antarctic ice in the sea changed, before and after a blizzard. This data will help build better weather models for the South ...

NASA monitors the 'new normal' of sea ice

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 ...

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