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'Extreme and Unusual' Climate Trends Continue After Record 2016.

From a report on BBC: In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth. That's according to a detailed global analysis from the World Meteorological Organization . It says that 2016 was not only the warmest year on record, but it saw atmospheric CO2 rise to ...

- Slashdot - US

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low - Again! | Video.

On March 7, 2017, the sea ice reached its wintertime extent and is officially the “lowest ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere,” according to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

- Space.com - US

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter.

Even during winter Arctic sets a record for low sea ice level.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level.

Much of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.

- New York Times - US

Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists.

OSLO - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, U.S. and European scientists said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

The new normal: Arctic sea ice hits record low for 3rd straight winter.

Welcome to the new normal: For the third straight year, Arctic sea ice peaked at a record low level during the winter season, scientists said Wednesday.  Arctic sea ice cover reached its annual peak extent on March 7, the National Snow and Ice Data Center said, at 5.57 million square miles. This is the lowest in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Arctic sea ice dips to record winter low.

Arctic sea ice temperatures have dipped to a record winter low, pointing to an overheating world, scientists say.

- SBS.com.au - AU

A new theory could overturn one of the most central 'facts' about dinosaurs.

Much of what we "know" about dinosaurs has changed in recent years. We've learned that many of them were covered in feathers, that part of what drove them extinct was how long it took for their eggs to hatch, and that some of them even thrived in snowy, Arctic winters. But the idea that dinosaurs can be divided into two ...

- Business Insider - US

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter .

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.

- PhysOrg - NL

The new normal: Arctic sea ice hits record low for 3rd straight winter.

Welcome to the new normal: For the third straight year, Arctic sea ice peaked at a record low level during the winter season, scientists said Wednesday. Arctic sea ice cover reached its annual peak extent on March 7, the National Snow and Ice Data Center said, at 5.57 million square miles. This is the lowest in the 38-year ...

- Mashable! - US

Arctic sea ice shrivels to record low for winter.

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.

- PhysOrg - NL

Arctic sea ice shrivels to record low for winter

WASHINGTON " The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado says the Arctic this...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Navy is using drones to prep for future tensions with Russia in the Arctic

US NavyThe Navy is analyzing research findings from efforts to deploy underwater drones beneath the ice in the Arctic Ocean to assess how quickly the ice is melting and understand how soon the U.S. and Russia will be competing for new strategic waterways in the region. The drones had been measuring the temperature and salt ...

- Business Insider - US

Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists

OSLO - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

U.S. Should Increase Its Strategic Commitment to the Arctic, Says CFR Task Force

“The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests,” asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast. With the Arctic “warming ...

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

U.S. Navy Preps for Arctic Combat Against Russia

Kris Osborn Security, The real 'cold war' is about to begin.  Navy scientists have had success in the Arctic using an underwater drone called the Seaglider, a 110-pound, 2.8-meter autonomous underwater robot able to lower acoustic sensors to depths of 1,000 meters. The Seaglider, originally developed by the ONR for ...

- The National Interest - US

Research: From Arctic to the Mediterranean

Lakes, rivers, estuaries and oceans are closely connected. Despite this, aquatic research is still divided in marine and freshwater sciences. Now, scientists from 19 leading research institutes and universities and two enterprises from 12 countries across Europe aim to change this and have joined forces in the project ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Global climate extremes pushing world into 'unchartered territory': WMO

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels. The post Global climate extremes pushing world into 'unchartered territory': WMO appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

New report shows 'extreme and unusual' climate trends from 2016 are continuing in 2017

The year 2016 saw "extreme and unusual" climate conditions, the World Meteorological Organization says, and they're sticking around. To put together its State of the Global Climate 2016 report, the WMO looked at research from 80 national weather services. The organization found that in 2016, atmospheric CO2 rose to a new a ...

- The Week - US

To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond

After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all-out effort to measure ice on land and sea.

- PhysOrg - NL

News24.com | 2017 already marked by climate extremes, says UN

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

- News24.com - ZA

2017 sees more rising temperatures and climate extremes, records show

Weather and climate extremes have continued into 2017 after last year saw record breaking temperatures, the World Meteorological Organisation said. Global average temperatures were 1.1C above pre-industrial levels in 2016, slightly above the previous record set in 2015, an annual statement on the state of the global climate ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

- PhysOrg - NL

Arctic blast hits drivers in Scotland

Drivers are facing snowy conditions on the roads in some parts of Scotland, with Met Office weather warnings in place.

- BBC - UK

'Ghosts' In The Arctic: How The Long-Lost Franklin Expedition Was Found

In the 1840s, two British crews vanished while seeking a passage through the ice at the top of the world. Paul Watson became "obsessed with the mystery" and tells the story in his new book Ice Ghosts.

- NPR - US

2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN

GENEVA, Switzerland, Mar 21 - Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic “heatwaves”, are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels. The World Meteorological Organization warned Tuesday that the drastic shifts seen in the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond

After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all-out effort to measure ice on land and sea.

- ESA - FR

Trilogy pulls the trigger on high-grade copper Arctic prefeasibility study

Alaska-focused mineral explorer Trilogy Metals will undertake a prefeasibility study on the Arctic project, in Northwest Alaska – one of the highest-grade copper deposits known in the world with an average grade of 6% copper equivalent. "The PFS will demonstrate the true value of the high-grade Arctic deposit which we ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Natural variability has boosted Arctic sea ice loss

At least half of loss due to humans, but chance weather patterns piled on.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Galaxy S8 Retail Price to Significantly Undercut Premium 'iPhone 8'

Fresh leaks of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have revealed that the de facto "iPhone 8" rival will come in three colors and cost upwards of 799 euros when it goes on sale next month in Europe. Serial mobile leaker Evan Blass revealed the news in a Sunday tweet, which included an official press image of Samsung's new ...

- MacRumors - US

NASA's ICESat-2 to Provide More Depth to Sea Ice Forecasts

Greenbelt MD Mar 17, 2017 In March, the Arctic sea ice pack is supposed to reach its greatest extent - but this year it's far below average, off by an area about the size of Texas and New Mexico combined. Satellite observations currently reveal how much of the ocean surface is covered by ice, but there is another critical ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

The latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak claims to show different color options for the upcoming phones

Samsung's Galaxy S8 phones have leaked like a sieve over the past several weeks, but now we appear to have a little more clarity on what colors the forthcoming devices might use and how much they might cost. The details come from a pair of tweets sent out Sunday by prolific gadget leaker Evan Blass, who has already led much ...

- Business Insider - US

This week in science: pi day was brought to you by irrational people using circular reasoning

Watching how the usual suspects use and abuse new data is informative. A new study shows that humans may not be solely to blame for the alarming reduction in Arctic Sea ice. Here's NPR with that part of the story: Sea ice in the Arctic has been melting at a record-breaking pace. Scientists blame a warming climate for most ...

- Daily Kos - US

Scientists Calculate That Humans Cause at Least Half the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network New research analyzes the decline of the region's ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors. Related Entries March 14, 2017 A Gradient of Perspective: Exploring Injustice Through Art March 9, 2017 Dave Chappelle Addresses Rural Ohio City Council About Policing Concerns

- Truthdig - US

The Canada150 Quiz Countdown trivia test: Day 46!

What Arctic mammal is perhaps less well known as a sea canary? If you know, you could win today! The post The Canada150 Quiz Countdown trivia test: Day 46! appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

China's Severe Winter Haze Tied to Climate Change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall – both caused by global climate change.

- ENN - US

Scientists Calculate That Humans Cause at Least Half the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network New research analyzes the decline of the region's ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors. Related Entries March 17, 2017 Meals on Wheels March 17, 2017 Who Will Build Trump's Border Wall?

- Truthdig - US

We Deserve At Least Half the Blame for Declining Arctic Sea Ice

Natural variability in atmospheric conditions could account for as much as half of the recent decline in Arctic sea ice, according to a new study. While the masses of ice that float atop the planet have been in steady decline over the past few decades, scientists haven't been able to say how much of the losses are ...

- Discover - US

Humans Cause at Least Half of Arctic Sea Ice Loss

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network New research analyzes the decline of the region's ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors. Related Entries December 29, 2016 Shots December 21, 2016 Investigation Points to Rampant Sexual Abuse of Underage Gymnasts Across the U.S.

- Truthdig - US

How to predict when the Arctic sea ice will reach its lowest level

Study allows scientists to predict Arctic minimum sea ice more accurately and further in advance.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

1 Italian man in Arctic avalanche in critical condition

COPENHAGEN, Denmark " Norwegian authorities say a 50-year-old Italian tourist who was caught in an avalanche in Arctic Norway remains in a critical condition.The Norwegian rescue services in northern Norway say two skiers were...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NSF awards $5.6 million to establish new arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site

The National Science Foundation has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus on the interactions between land and ocean that shape coastal ecosystems in the Arctic over different time scales. Researchers at the Beaufort Sea ...

- National Science Foundation - US

European Parliament Rejects Motion To Totally Ban Arctic Drilling

The European Parliament rejected on Thursday a proposal to call upon the European Union to work for a total ban of oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. The Members of the European Parliament voted 414 to 180 to reject a non-binding motion calling for the member states and the European Commission to work with international ...

- OilPrice.com - US

EU Lawmakers Reject Call For Ban On Arctic Oil Exploration

The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration.

- Rigzone.com - US

MEPs reject ban on Arctic oil drilling

Following pressure from Norway, MEPs voted down controversial proposals calling for a ban on the oil business in the Barents sea.

- EU Observer - EU

EU lawmakers reject call for ban on Arctic oil exploration

BRUSSELS - The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration on Thursday, in a symbolic vote seen as a barometer for future moves by Brussels to regulate to protect the region.

- Reuters - US

We Deserve Half the Blame for Declining Arctic Sea Ice

Natural variability in atmospheric conditions could account for as much as half of the recent decline in Arctic sea ice, according to a new study. While the masses of ice that float atop the planet have been in steady decline over the past few decades, scientists haven't been able to say how much of the losses are ...

- Discover - US

NSF awards $5.6 million to establish new arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site

The National Science Foundation has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus on the interactions between land and ocean that shape coastal ecosystems in the Arctic over different time scales.Researchers at the Beaufort Sea ...

- ENN - US

MEPs to reject ban on Arctic oil drilling

MEPs have been under pressure from Norway to back down from controversial proposals for a ban on the oil business in the Barents sea.

- EU Observer - EU

Climate change causes shrubs and trees to expand northward in the subarctic

In northern Scandinavia, shrubs expand into the tundra, where fixation of nitrogen from the air is mostly performed by cyanobacteria associated with mosses. Additionally, enhanced nitrogen fixation stimulates plant growth. New research shows that as taller shrubs expand into the tundra, nutrients in leaf litter will either ...

- PhysOrg - NL

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