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Red alert as Arctic snows melt faster

2 July, 2016 – Microscopic forms of coloured algae are suspected of helping to speed up the melting rate of snow by reducing its crucial ability to reflect the sun’s rays.

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Warming Arctic creates GHG danger zone

27 June, 2016 – Researchers warn that thawing soils in the Arctic tundra’s permafrost will release increasing quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.

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Ducks give lowdown on Pacific changes

18 June, 2016 – Tracking eider ducks with satellite transmitters as they seek to stock up on food before the Arctic winter gives scientists a deeper insight into shifts in ocean ecosystems.

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Arctic melting feeds on itself

12 June, 2016 – Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

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Arctic ice dwindles to record low

9 June, 2016 − Twelve months of record high temperatures globally have led to this month’s extent of Arctic ice falling to a million square kilometres less than four years ago.

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Warming turns northern tundra green

4 June, 2016 – Rising temperatures are creating longer Arctic growing seasons and increasing the risk of carbon escaping into the atmosphere from the thawing permafrost.

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Shock impacts hit Greenland’s ice

14 May, 2016 – New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.

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US-Canada pact eases Arctic fears

20 April, 2016 − Low oil prices have reduced pressure to exploit Arctic fossil fuels and boosted hopes that the region’s fragile environment and indigenous people may be better protected.

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Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

30 March, 2016 – For the second year in succession, scientists report that the extent of the sea ice in the Arctic region has continued to shrink dramatically to record winter minimum levels.

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Cloud blanket warms up melting icecap

30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.

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