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Arctic melt speeding up

Latest studies show the Arctic is at its warmest for 40,000 years and the melt season is being extended

As Arctic ice melts diseases spread

EMBARGOED until 2301 on Friday 7 June There’s strong evidence that with rising temperatures and reductions in ice cover, the Arctic is seeing a spike in the rate of various diseases.  LONDON, 7 June – A cow grazing on the lush pasturelands of Cornwall in southwest England and a seal swimming in the ice cold waters of the Arctic might not appear to have much in common. The link between the two is tuberculosis, with a strain of the disease threatening cattle populations in Britain and elsewhere now showing up among  seals in the high Arctic. Dr Claire Heffernan, a…