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BBC News - Today - Arctic ice: Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling

BBC News - Today - Arctic ice: Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Preliminary results from a European Space Agency satellite measuring the thickness of Arctic ice suggests it is melting faster than previously thought.
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Stars line up to support new Greenpeace initiative to safeguard future of North Pole

Environmental group Greenpeace has launched a major campaign to turn the North Pole and the vast frozen area around it into a global sanctuary where all development would be banned.
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Hidden treasures

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The melting of the Arctic is both a blessing and a curse. The Arctic’s glaciers, including those of Greenland’s vast ice cap, are retreating (see map above).

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Arctic wilderness faces pollution threats as oil and gas giants target its riches

Arctic wilderness faces pollution threats as oil and gas giants target its riches | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Melting ice caps, the influx of trawlers and tourists, and Shell's £4bn investment to drill for fossil fuels in the Chukchi Sea all raise fears...
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City investors are getting cold feet about Arctic oil prospecting

City investors are getting cold feet about Arctic oil prospecting | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
As well as the environmental and ethical argument against oil drilling in the Arctic, some investors say it is too risky to back...
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