The month’s open thread on climate topics. More record monthly warmth, but only the second lowest Antarctic sea ice though (growing since 2023!).
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March 02, 2024 1:52 PM Sea ice levels in Antarctica have registered historic lows for three consecutive years.
CNN — Global carbon pollution from energy hit a record high last year, driven partly by increased fossil fuel use in countries where droughts restricted hydropower production, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) report published Thursday. Steep cuts in carbon emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, will be needed in the coming years if …
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The Pine Island glacier formed a 6.5-mile-long crack at 80 mph, proving to scientists that some glaciers can shatter like glass.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with glaciologist Ted Scambos about the conclusion of a multi-year study of Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, the "plug" holding back a formidable amount of ice.
Arctic Ice sent its first shipment of about 22 tons of ice to Dubai this year.
This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features the ice tongue of the Dawson-Lambton Glacier in Antarctica.
California's third snow survey of the season measured statewide snowpack at 80% of normal for the date, and much more snow is on the way.
February 29, 2024 4:18 PM OPPDAL, NORWAY - One by one, the crate doors swing open and five Arctic foxes bound off into the snowy landscape.
The Fall 2024 polar bear-watching season begins on Oct. 25 with Classic Canadian's tour group heading out from Calgary.
We’ve been modernising our Antarctic infrastructure for future generations of polar scientists. Construction in the Antarctic is challenging and the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP) has made great progress at …
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Indigenous Cambodians living in a protected forest say a carbon credit scheme has led to the destruction of their crops and huts, as a two-year Human Rights Watch investigation released Thursday documented forced evictions and criminal charges.
Cambodian carbon credit scheme formed without consent saw rangers carry out forced evictions and destroy crops, say communities and rights group.
On February 20, Antarctic sea ice likely reached its minimum extent of 1.99 million square kilometers (768,000 square miles), tying for second lowest extent in the 1979 to 2024 satellite record. This is the third consecutive year that Antarctic sea … Continue reading →
Can carbon trading systems reduce global emissions, or are they little more than greenwashing? Clear, enforceable standards may make the difference.
A highly pathogenic bird flu strain reached mainland Antarctica for the first time, leading scientists to worry about the fate of its penguins and other species.
As the Arctic warms, devastating the climate and ecosystems, an old idea used to create skating rinks could be deployed to restore melting ice caps, despite scepticism from some experts Every winter when the temperatures drop, the IJsmeester (ice master) in villages around the Netherlands carefully starts to flood a field with water to form enough thin layers of ice to create a perfect outdoor skating rink. Now a Dutch startup wants to use the same technique to help solve a major ecological problem: melting Arctic ice and its devastating effect on the climate . Continue reading...
On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project . This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a "bump" for our ask. This week features " Is Greenland gaining or losing ice ". More will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please follow the Further Reading link at the bottom to read the full rebuttal and to join the discussion in the comment thread there.
At a glance
The interior of Greenland features a huge ice sheet that covers some 80% of that large island. Up to three kilometres thick, the sheet contains a whopping 2.9 million cubic kilometres of ice. If that all melted, global sea...
February 27, 2024 1:42 AM BUENOS AIRES - A deadly type of bird flu has been confirmed on the mainland of Antarctica for the first time, scientists said, a potential risk for the southern region's huge penguin colonies.
The ice surrounding Earth's southernmost continent now measures less than 772,000 square miles (2 million sq km), according to the US's National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Fears for penguin colonies after the discovery of the highly contagious H5N1 virus in two dead skuas Bird flu has reached mainland of Antarctica for the first time, officials have confirmed. The H5N1 virus was found on Friday in two dead scavenging birds called skuas near Primavera Base, the Argentinian scientific research station on the Antarctic peninsula. Continue reading...
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Contact Energy said it is inevitable that retail electricity prices will have to rise in line with long term wholesale prices and is also predicting that carbon prices will rise as...
Six months ago Winnipeggers Brigette DePape and Kari Rodrigues set out to cut down on their carbon emissions and now they are beginning to see the fruits of their labour.
Alyssa Carpenter, founder of Western Arctic Youth Collective, is trying to provide youth with the social, cultural and mental health programming she wishes she'd had when she was younger.
The extent of ice floating around the continent has contracted to below 2m sq km for three years in a row, indicating an ‘abrupt critical transition’ For the third year in a row, sea ice coverage around Antarctica has dropped below 2m sq km – a threshold which before 2022 had not been breached since satellite measurements started in 1979. The latest data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center confirms the past three years have been the three lowest on record for the amount of sea ice floating around the continent. Continue reading...
NASA 's Polar Resources Ice-Mining Experiment-1 is strapped the the craft's exterior, which will soon dig into the surface, collect regolith and analyze the lunar dust with a suit of powerful instruments.
The final field season of the ambitious, international effort to understand Antarctica’s giant Thwaites Glacier is complete. Teams of scientists and support staff with the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) …
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The carbon price has dipped closer to the auction floor, with an increase in selling blamed on an overall weakness in the market.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 129, Issue 2, February 2024.
Tracking ice lost from the world’s glaciers, ice sheets and frozen land shows that Earth is losing ice at an accelerating rate. Monitoring the cryosphere is crucial for assessing, predicting and adapting to climate change.The Copernicus Polar Ice and Snow Topography Altimeter (CRISTAL) mission will provide a full picture of the changes taking place in some of the most inhospitable regions of the world. It will carry – for the first time – a dual-frequency radar altimeter, and microwave radiometer, that will measure and monitor sea-ice thickness, overlying snow depth and ice-sheet elevations.These data will support maritime operations in the polar oceans and contribute to a better understanding of climate processes. CRISTAL will also support applications related to coastal...
A team testing the Windracers ULTRA drone in Antarctica has shared the first video footage of the aircraft flying autonomously over British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station and its …
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The continent's new mega-berg, A81, is observed by Finnish company Iceye's satellite radar system.
In this image from July 12, 2011, crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy retrieve a supply canister dropped by parachute during the Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment, or ICESCAPE, mission. ICESCAPE was a multi-year project sponsored by NASA to determine the impact of climate change upon […]
The UK government on Wednesday froze assets and imposed sanctions on six individuals in charge of the prison in Arctic penal colony where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died last week. The names include Vadim Konstantinovich Kalinin, who oversaw the IK-3 Arctic Penal Colony "Polar Wolf", and five of his deputies.
The next person to lead the office will have an important role in the burgeoning carbon removal industry, the groups said.
N.W.T. athletes now have more time to submit their passport information in order to attend the Arctic Winter Games in Alaska.
Advances in fields such as spectrometry and gene sequencing are unleashing torrents of new data about the ancient world – and could offer answers to questions we never even knew to ask Scythians did terrible things. Two-thousand five-hundred years ago, these warrior nomads, who lived in the grasslands of what is now southern Ukraine, enjoyed a truly ferocious reputation. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Scythians drank the blood of their fallen enemies, took their heads back to their king and made trinkets out of their scalps. Sometimes, they draped whole human skins over their horses and used smaller pieces of human leather to make the quivers that held the deadly arrows for which they were famous. Readers have long doubted the truth of this story, as they did many of Herodotus’s...
Permafrost thaw could result in new rivers forming across the Arctic, potentially unleashing 35 million car journeys' worth of carbon every year.
Lately, paleoecologist Audrey Rowe has been a bit preoccupied with a girl named Elma. That's because Elma is ... a woolly mammoth. And 14,000 years ago, when Elma was alive, her habitat in interior Alaska was rapidly changing. The Ice Age was coming to a close and human hunters were starting early settlements. Which leads to an intriguing question: Who, or what , killed her? In the search for answers, Audrey traces Elma's life and journey through — get this — a single tusk. Today, she shares her insights on what the mammoth extinction from thousands of years ago can teach us about megafauna extinctions today with guest host Nate Rott . Thoughts on other ancient animal stories we should tell? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might make a future episode about it!
Outrage over jailed opposition leader’s death grows with detention of over 350 people in Russia who attended vigils Alexei Navalny – obituary Alexei Navalny’s allies have accused the Kremlin of “covering their tracks” as, two days after the imprisoned opposition leader’s death in custody, uncertainty continued to surround the whereabouts of his body and what it may reveal about how he died. Navalny’s mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, and his lawyer travelled over the weekend to the notorious “Polar Wolf” IK-3 penal colony in Russia’s Arctic north, where Navalny had been held since last year , to track down his body, but received contradicting information from various institutions over its location and left without recovering or seeing her son. Continue reading...
Polar Wolf, the penal colony where Alexei Navalny died on February 16 - REUTERS
Even within Russia’s notorious penal colony system, prison FGU IK-3, or the Polar Wolf as it is more commonly known, has a reputation for cruelty.
In winter temperatures of -30C, prisoners are ordered to gather outside for morning roll call wearing only light clothing. In spring, swarms of mosquitoes bite through their uniforms. If any of the prisoners flinch, the group is hosed down with water.
Beatings and naked stints in isolation cells are common. Guards force prisoners to march between blocks, sing patriotic songs and recite the Russian national anthem.
The prison, where Alexei Navalny, Russia’s top opposition leader, died in mysterious circumstances, is part of a network of about 700 penal colonies scattered...
Alexei Navalny, the most formidable opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, collapsed and died on Friday after a walk at the “Polar Wolf” Arctic penal colony where he was serving a three-decade jail term, the Russian prison service said.
No one should be in any doubt what - or rather who - killed the world's most famous dissident. Let me put it clearly: This was murder.
The opposition leader’s death — foretold as almost inevitable, including by Navalny himself — sent shock waves across Russia and was quickly condemned by global leaders.
Alexei Navalny spent his final days in a hellish penal colony in the Russian arctic where prisoners are frequently tortured with beatings and electric shocks.
Supporters and western officials condemn what they describe as a political assassination attributable to Russia’s president Global reaction to Alexei Navalny’s death – latest updates The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has died in jail, the country’s prison service has said, in what supporters and western officials have called a political assassination attributable to Vladimir Putin. Navalny, 47, one of Putin’s most visible and persistent critics, was being held in a jail about 40 miles north of the Arctic Circle, where he had been sentenced to 19 years under a “special regime”. Continue reading...
As a result of a record-warm winter over much of the region, ice coverage on the Great Lakes is only a sliver of the average for the date.
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A cute animation from a NASA satellite shows iceberg A23a spinning more than 360-degrees as it heads north.
West should address ‘colonisation of the present’ and not focus on past, argues David Van Reybrouck Cities in the global north that curb their carbon emissions are doing more to address colonial injustices than those who focus their efforts on taking down statues and changing street names, one of Europe’s leading historians has said. David Van Reybrouck, the Belgian author of a bestselling history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new book on Indonesia’s independence from Dutch rule, has become one of the key drivers of a nascent and often fraught debate about Europe’s colonial legacies. Those who have lauded his work include the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan. Continue reading...
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2024, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D3EE04246D, Opinion Hongzhi Yan, Marcel Ulrich Ahrens, Edgar Hertwich, Trygve Magne Eikevik, Ruzhu Wang Heat pumps integrated with renewables enable carbon-neutral heating/cooling, requiring a multi-scale strategy, interdisciplinary research, and cross-sector collaboration. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Under the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism a tax of 6 per cent will be levied on steel in 2026, which will rise to as much as 21 per cent in 2032, Goldman estimates. It is part of the EU’s plan to level the field for domestic producers.
The United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden suspended participation in the Arctic Council over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. To get to the Super Bowl on time, Taylor Swift took a private jet from Tokyo to Los Angeles and then hustled to Las Vegas. The carbon removal company Spiritus estimated that her journey of roughly 5,500 miles produced about 40 […]
‘Export of zero-carbon goods can underpin a long period of high investment, rising productivity, full employment and rising incomes,’ economist tells press club. Follow the day’s news live Australia news live: News Corp’s Janet Albrechtsen ‘not an advocate’ for Bruce Lehrmann, court told; Victorian coal power station coming back online – latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast When it comes to treaty and truth-telling though, things are a little less clear. For all intents and purposes the government seems to be backing away from a designated federal process. We heard some of that yesterday, but Linda Burney continues it today. For all Jacinta Price is accusing the Labor government of doing treaty “by stealth” that doesn’t appear...
The Arctic is changing rapidly due to climate change. It is not only affected by increasing surface temperatures, but also by warm water from the Atlantic, which is flowing in more and more – changing the structures and functions of the ecosystem as it also leads to species from warmer regions, like jellyfish, arriving in the Arctic. Using DNA metabarcoding, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute have now been able to prove for the first time that these jellyfish serve as food for amphipods on Svalbard during the polar night and thus play a greater role in Arctic food webs than previously assumed. They present their findings in a recent article in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science (doi: 10.3389/fmars.2024.1327650).
The increase in snow puts the drought-struck state in a ‘much more optimistic spot’, but experts say more moisture is needed California’s mountain peaks are coated in white after a strong set of storms pummelled the state last week, with before and after images offering a promising sign for the state’s snowpack. The atmospheric river-fueled storms were deadly and destructive , but also critical to replenishing water supplies in a state that has experienced a prolonged drought. The heavy rain dropped several feet of fresh snow, replenished reservoirs , and fed waterfalls and ephemeral lakes . Continue reading...
Environmentalists are urging Americans to ditch the roses on Valentine's Day and opt for a more carbon-friendly option like sunflowers.
Scientists collected video from 20 bears during ice-free months to understand whether the animals can survive longer periods on land in a warming world.
The extent of Antarctic sea ice has reached its yearly minimum, tying for second as lowest on record.
The Met Office has said that whilst February has seen some of the warmest days on record, the nation will experience a frosty welcome into March due to polar air moving through Iceland and into the UK.
Sea ice levels in Antarctica have registered historic lows for three consecutive years, portending grave consequences for life on Earth as we know it.
Unlike other sea spiders that carry their eggs on their backs, male giant antarctic sea spiders spend two days gluing their eggs to the seafloor.
After 16 years studying Earth’s highest clouds for the benefit of humanity – polar mesospheric clouds – from its orbit some 350 miles above the ground, NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, mission has come to an end. Initially slated for a two-year mission, AIM was extended numerous times due to its […]
When the faecal matter produced by plankton sinks, it carries carbon from shallow waters to long-term storage deep in the ocean – now, researchers want to make the stuff sink faster
Athletes in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, are getting help from their community to get pumped up for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Alaska. On Thursday, a pep rally was held in the community.
Sea ice extent in Antarctica is vital for keeping ice on the continent and sea levels low. But its dwindling extent could mean the continent has shifted to a new regime, with global ramifications.
Campaigners say Ineos project in Antwerp will turbocharge plastic production on a scale not seen before in Europe The UK government is providing a €700m (£600m) guarantee for the billionaire Jim Ratcliffe to build the biggest petrochemical plant in Europe in 30 years that will turbocharge plastic production. The huge petrochemical plant has been described as a “carbon bomb” by campaigners. Being constructed in the Belgian city of Antwerp by Ratcliffe’s company Ineos, it will bring plastic production to Europe on a scale not seen before, just as countries are trying to negotiate a binding global treaty to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. Continue reading...
Scientists say they now have a better idea of exactly where and when the margin of Antarctica started melting.
Last year, the world was 2.66 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than preindustrial times, according to the European climate agency Copernicus.
From now on, a network of 50 partner institutes will provide access to polar research infrastructures. Over the next five years, the European Union will provide 14.6 million euros in funding for the new POLARIN project (Polar Research Infrastructure Network). Slated to officially launch on 1st March 2024, the project will promote interdisciplinary research that addresses the scientific challenges in both polar regions.
Arctic Winter Games kick off in Mat-Su Valley, Alaska, next month, bringing together young athletes from the circumpolar north.
Travel writer Jo Kessel filmed the ultimate polar bear cruise aboard Hurtigruten's 220-passenger expedition ship MS Spitsbergen.
OSLO - A vault built in the frozen Arctic to preserve global agricultural crops from extinction received seeds on Tuesday from the largest number of new contributors yet, according to a custodian of the remote facility.
Rapid melting of the Thwaites Glacier in west Antarctica began in the 1940s following an unusually hot El Niño fluctuation, ice cores have revealed.
A new study, involving researchers from British Antarctic Survey, has found that significant thinning and retreat of the vast Thwaites Glacier began in the 1940s. Accelerating ice loss has been …
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Thailand may take two years to fully adopt the green utility tariff (GUT), recently launched to regulate renewable power prices, as many businesses would need time to adapt to the global campaign against carbon-intensive manufacturing, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
Satellites reveal a 50-year record of climate change by tracing the lumpiness in ice surfaces.
NASA and the agency’s international partners are sending scientific investigations to the International Space Station on the 30th SpaceX commercial resupply services mission, including tests of technologies to monitor sea ice, automate 3D mapping, and create nanoparticle solar cells. The company’s Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in […]
Editor’s note: This story was updated to state that the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs oversees the U.S. Antarctic Program. Fifty-five days, one hour, and 34 minutes was the NASA record to beat, and the GUSTO (Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory) scientific balloon mission did just that Saturday, Feb. 24, while flying […]
SEOUL - South Korea’s most-polluting companies have made 475 billion won (US$357 million) from selling unused carbon emissions permits in the first eight years of the nation’s program, according to an activist group.
German Economy Minister Robert Habeck says Berlin will need to allow sub-seabed storage of CO2 produced in certain industries in order to reach its goal to be carbon neutral by 2045.
Speaking with DailyMail.com, Natan Sharansky recalled his experience in the bone-chilling Arctic jail - and revealed the methods each activist used to stay sane.
Mr Navalny, leader of the Russia of the Future opposition party, died on February 16 in a Russian prison in the Arctic Circle after being jailed on what his allies said were trumped up charges.
The opposition leader’s mother was given an ultimatum – agree to a secret funeral or Navalny will be buried at the Arctic penal colony where he died.
California's Sierra snowpack got a boost from recent storms, but more snow is needed.
February 23, 2024 11:26 AM WELLINGTON - New Zealand is reassessing a proposed overhaul of its Antarctica base after negotiations with a construction firm reached a deadlock due to budget issues, the government agency responsible for the country's Antarctic operations said on Friday.
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The revenue from the carbon price itself is required by law to be returned to households and businesses through rebates and granting programs.
Southern Ocean “pump” sparked deep freezes, new temperature record shows
Advocates say the long-awaited farm bill could help fix that.
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A robotic submersible reveals new details about the melting occurring under Thwaites Glacier.
The Saskatchewan government says the CRA has accepted its proposal to be listed as the sole distributor for natural gas, as it removes the carbon price on home heating.
Engineers Tania Alvarez and Jose Valverde have celebrated their engagement at one of the world’s southmost locations, British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic peninsula.
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In the shade of a sacred tree, Indigenous wise men chew coca leaves as they mull the threats to their home among the melting, snow-capped peaks of Colombia's Sierra Nevada mountains.
The Canadian Federation of Indepedent Business estimates small businesses contribute as much as 40 per cent of the government's overall carbon price revenues.
Longtime NFL tight end Jimmy Graham will be the lead navigator of a four person crew that plans to row more than 600 miles nonstop across the frigid Arctic Ocean in 2025, he announced on social media.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is a well-built 14-inch laptop with good productivity performance. But it's expensive, making it a dubious proposition.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 129, Issue 4, 28 February 2024.
Aviation hub Singapore will require airlines departing from the city-state to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from 2026 as part of industry plans to cut carbon emissions, the transport minister said Monday. "To kickstart SAF adoption in Singapore, we will require flights departing Singapore to use SAF from 2026," Chee said in a speech.
Conditions in the Arctic penal colony are essentially 'legalised torture'.
Glass Pharms hope its approach could show the way for all kinds of energy-intensive horticulture in the UK For 26 years, Olivier Dehon worked in the corporate sector, ending up as chief financial officer for Xerox in the UK and Ireland before retiring four years ago. Last month he delivered his first consignment of high-strength cannabis. Dehon’s dope is legal and above board, produced to supply the UK’s burgeoning market for medical cannabis on prescription. What’s more, Dehon and his colleagues believe it is the first carbon-neutral indoor weed grown anywhere in the world. Continue reading...
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyAlexei Navalny, the most formidable critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his corrupt circles, who survived a poisoning and endured brutal persecution for years, died in the “Polar Wolf” Arctic penal colony. The Federal Penitentiary Service of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District claimed that Navalny “felt unwell” after he went on a walk and “almost immediately lost consciousness.” Prison officials said that a resuscitation was unsuccessfully attempted.Navalny has long been a thorn in Putin’s side and was relentlessly smeared by the Kremlin’s cheerleaders. Even after his demise, Russian propagandists couldn’t feign any dignity or humanity. Head of RT Margarita Simonyan posted on X (formerly Twitter) that the so-called “victims”...
Only those accused of the very worst crimes are sent to IK-3, the strictest penal colony imaginable.
February 16, 2024 6:00 PM Singapore is the first country to sign a letter of intent to collaborate with Indonesia on carbon capture and storage.
Athletes from Nunavut are in Saskatchewan this week to train with university players and coaches in advance of next month's Arctic Winter Games.
Markers of biological ageing in polar bear tissue samples reveal that stress associated with climate change appears to be taking a toll
The Arctic is experiencing disproportionately higher temperature increases compared to the rest of the planet, triggering a series of cascading effects. This rapid warming has profound implications for global climate patterns, human populations and wildlife.The Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer mission (CIMR) will provide measurements to decision makers with evidence of change and impact in the polar regions – with a focus on the Arctic.The mission has the largest radiometer developed by ESA and will provide high-resolution measurements related to sea ice, the ocean, snow and ice-sheet surfaces. This will be crucial in understanding the evolution of the climate in the polar region.CIMR is one of six Copernicus Sentinel Expansion missions that ESA is developing...
West Highland service regulars say they have to wear heavy coats, gloves, hats and scarves to stay warm A train that runs through some of Scotland’s most celebrated Highland scenery has been labelled the “polar express” because it is so cold onboard that travellers bring extra clothing for the journey. Passengers who use the West Highland line service between Oban and Glasgow believe temperatures in its carriages regularly plunge below zero, forcing regular users to bring extra insulated coats, gloves, furry hats and scarves. Continue reading...
Researchers found bears are shifting their summer diets away from high-fat seals to berries, eggs and sea birds.
In freezing Antarctic waters, amid bobbing chunks of floating ice, the hums, pitches and echoes of life in the deep are helping scientists understand the behavior and movements of marine mammals.
Communities of microorganisms at the bottom of polar lakes evolved independently from other regions, influenced by the particular geological, biological and climate history of their regions. The unique character of …
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February 14, 2024 12:12 PM Russia has suspended annual payments to the Arctic Council until \"real work\" resumes with the participation of all member countries, Russia's RIA state news agency reported, citing the country's foreign ministry.
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastMy son turns 23 next week. He was born seven months before 9/11, which means his life has traced some of the most chaotic years of American history.From terrorism to war to a global financial collapse; from the rise of American illiberalism to the election of the first kleptomaniacal president to the first global pandemic in a hundred years; from a Big Lie about a stolen election to what was either a violent insurrection or a “normal tourist visit”—he’s already seen it all.Moreover, he enters the workforce at a time when AI threatens to upend entire industries, which could refashion the economy in a way unseen since the Industrial Revolution. Then again, the climate crisis may make the coming economic upheaval moot.Read more at The Daily Beast.
February 14, 2024 1:15 AM The world’s 25,000 polar bears remaining in the wild are endangered primarily by climate change.
A team of engineers prepares to integrate TRIDENT – short for The Regolith Ice Drill for Exploring New Terrain – into the belly of NASA’s first robotic Moon rover, VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover). TRIDENT, designed and developed by engineers at Honeybee Robotics in Altadena, California, is the fourth and final science instrument to be installed […]
Bears use ice to access food, but study of animals in Canada shows them struggling to adapt to more time on land amid climate crisis Polar bears in Canada’s Hudson Bay risk starvation as the climate crisis lengthens periods without Arctic Sea ice, despite the creatures’ willingness to expand their diets. Polar bears use the ice that stretches across the ocean surface in the Arctic during colder months to help them access their main source of prey – fatty ringed and bearded seals. Continue reading...
Scientists warn that polar bears are on the verge of extinction due to climate change prolonging Arctic summers, which results in less sea ice and forces the animals on land where there is less food.