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Storing carbon in the ArcticEurekAlert | 04 Dec 2013
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) As Arctic sea ice shrinks, the ocean stores more carbon, study finds.
Underwater 'tree rings'EurekAlert | 18 Nov 2013
(University of Toronto) Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor algae, says a new study from the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Vast iceberg poses risk to shippingBBC | 13 Nov 2013
UK researchers are awarded an emergency grant to track and predict a vast iceberg that could enter Southern Ocean shipping lanes.
Life Linked to Ice: sea Ice associated biodiversitycaff.is | 24 Oct 2013
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, has released the Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in this time of rapid change report, detailing changes in marine species and human communities as Arctic sea ice disappears.
Arctic sea ice reaches seasonal lowBBC | 20 Sep 2013
Sea-ice extent in the Arctic appears to have reached its yearly Summer minimum, scientists report - a coverage of 5.10 million sq km.
Unprecedented rate and scale of ocean acidification found in the ArcticEurekAlert | 13 Sep 2013
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal PLoS One. The increase in rate is being blamed on rapidly melting sea ice, a process that may have important consequences for health of the Arctic ecosystem.
Cryosat observes winter ice declineBBC | 11 Sep 2013
The volume of sea ice in the Arctic hit a new low this past winter, according to observations from the European Space Agency's Cryosat mission.
University of Montana researcher finds loss of sea ice causes ecological changesEurekAlert | 22 Aug 2013
A new paper co-written by UM associate professor Mark Hebblewhite details ecological changes caused by a loss of Arctic sea ice. The paper concludes that the loss of sea ice obviously will impact the marine food web and the marine mammals that depend on sea ice habitat. Other major ecological changes in adjacent land-based habitats and species also will occur because of warming oceans.
NOAA: 2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record globallynoaanews.noaa.gov | 12 Aug 2013
Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Conditions in the Arctic were a major story of 2012, with the region experiencing unprecedented change and breaking several records.
Young harp seals in the North Atlantic at risk from melting sea iceGuardian Unlimited | 05 Aug 2013
Declining winter ice fails to create safe ice platforms for females to give birth and nurse pups, researchers say: shrinking sea ice is bad news for the baby harp seal, according to researchers from Duke University in the US. Pagophilus groenlandicus relies on stable winter sea ice to provide a safe platform to give birth and nurse the young until the pups can swim, hunt and fend off predators.
Ancient ice melt unearthed in Antarctic mudEurekAlert | 23 Jul 2013
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet repeatedly melted back several hundred miles inland during several warming periods 3 million to 5 million years ago, according to a new study.The study shows that the East Antarctic ice sheet is vulnerable to substantial melting under temperatures that could prevail in the future.