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Opposite behaviors? Arctic sea ice shrinks, Antarctic grows

Opposite behaviors? Arctic sea ice shrinks, Antarctic grows | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
The Arctic Ocean is warmer, and is melting the sea ice from below. In the Antarctic the south polar land mass keeps warm waters from attacking the ice pack from below. However, the Antarctic is not out of the woods with ...
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NASA Satellite Sees Ghostly Remains of Vanishing Arctic Sea Ice

NASA Satellite Sees Ghostly Remains of Vanishing Arctic Sea Ice | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
Sea ice swirls in ocean currents off the coast of Greenland (NASA/GSFC) Spooky spectral swirls of last season's sea ice drift in currents off the coast of eastern Greenland in this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, acquired on ...
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Protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ...

Protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ... | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
Whether or not to drill for oil in the Coastal Plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been debated in Congress for years. Happily, Congress has consistently blocked efforts to move forward with oil and natural gas exploration.
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Marine park push for Antarctica - ABC Online

Marine park push for Antarctica - ABC Online | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
Marine park push for AntarcticaABC OnlineProtesters have staged an 11th-hour vigil in Hobart, where international negotiators face a deadline to agree on Antarctic marine protection.
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Arctic ice records low - Fiji Times

Eureka! Science NewsArctic ice records lowFiji TimesA radical shift is plunging the Arctic Ocean towards an ice-free state for the first time in millions of years.
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Antarctica's Weird Warming - YouTube

Hank gets to the bottom of two studies reporting high sea ice coverage and snowmass in Antarctica in the same year that the Arctic has reported a record low ...
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Will Antarctica's biodiversity be saved? - The Hindu

Will Antarctica's biodiversity be saved? - The Hindu | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
National GeographicWill Antarctica's biodiversity be saved?The HinduIn summer this year, the Arctic Ocean ice melt reached a record high level.
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Mega Storms Likely Tied To Warming Arctic | alaskapublic.org

Mega Storms Likely Tied To Warming Arctic | alaskapublic.org | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
Long lasting mega storms, like Hurricane Sandy, are likely tied to a warming Arctic. Dr. Jennifer Francis, a researcher with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, says rising Arctic temperatures have ...
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China Blocks Protection of Antarctica's Waters: Report – News Watch

China Blocks Protection of Antarctica's Waters: Report – News Watch | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
Some 1.2 million people asked the 25 member governments of the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR, composed of 24 countries and the EU) to take action during their annual ...
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Sea Ice in Arctic Measured at Record Low

Sea Ice in Arctic Measured at Record Low | Polar Lands | Scoop.it
With weeks left to go in the melting season, scientists are investigating whether a decline of ice in the Arctic Ocean is contributing to extreme weather farther south.
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