arctic ocean

‘Precipitation, river discharges increase climate change’


September 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Increased precipitation and river discharge in the Arctic Ocean has the potential to speed climate change as it can lower salinity and cause warmer surface temperatures, ... Read more...

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China to conduct Arctic expedition


March 12th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) Chinese scientists will conduct an expedition to the Arctic region through the Northeast Passage that extends along the northern coast of Russia, an official said.There are ... Read more...

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NASA: Arctic’s thickest ice diminishing faster than thin ice


March 1st, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
GREENBELT, Maryland (BNO NEWS) -- The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ... Read more...

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Thickest Arctic Sea ice melting much faster


March 1st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) The oldest and thickest Arctic Sea ice is melting much faster than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ice ... Read more...

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Treasure hunter finds $3bn-worth platinum in shipwreck


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US treasure hunter has announced a record find of Soviet platinum in a sunken World War II era shipwreck, BBC reported Thursday.The wreck - ... Read more...

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Europe’s largest emerald mine reopens in Urals


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Production has resumed at Europe's largest emerald deposit in Russia's Sverdlovsk region in the Ural mountains following an idle period of several years.The Ural Mountains, ... Read more...

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WWF Russia seeks foster parents for 500 polar bears


November 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Under a new initiative by WWF Russia, individuals and companies can become a foster parent of a polar bear for a one-time contribution of 30,000 ... Read more...

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Arctic’s sea ice melt hits second-lowest level


October 7th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has dipped to the second-lowest level, narrowly missing a new record low, said satellite data from NASA.The ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice level reaches second-lowest in history


October 6th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has declined to the second-lowest extent on record, NASA said on Tuesday.The Arctic ice cap grows each winter ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice hits second-lowest level


October 5th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean in September declined to the second-lowest on record, said experts.The Arctic ice cap grows each winter as ... Read more...

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Arctic ice melting: Russian meteorologists


August 7th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Arctic is getting warmer at a fast pace with the Russian Arctic sector's ice areas reducing to "historically low levels", the Russian meteorological bureau has ... Read more...

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Arctic region warming fastest on earth


July 4th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Experts have warned that the Arctic region is warming at the fastest pace on earth because of rising air temperatures, more rainfall and decreasing snowfall, consequently ... Read more...

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Remains of woolly mammoth found in Russia


May 27th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of a woolly mammoth have been discovered by a group of students in the remote northeast Russian region of Yakutia, an official said ... Read more...

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Cracked ice runway strands Prince Harry in Arctic


April 8th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Prince Harry has been left trapped in the Arctic while on an expedition with four disabled servicemen due to cracks formed in an ice runway.The Prince is likely ... Read more...

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‘India should do more research in polar regions’


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India needs to conduct more research in the polar regions which is crucial in understanding global climatic patterns, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences ... Read more...

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Water flowing into Arctic warmest in 2,000 years


February 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Water flowing from the North Atlantic Ocean into the Arctic Ocean is at its warmest level for more than 2,000 years. The sea in the Gulf Stream between ... Read more...

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Arctic Ocean water is ‘warmest it’s been for more than 2,000 years’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has found that the water flowing into the Arctic from the North Atlantic is at its warmest level for more than 2,000 years.This could endanger ... Read more...

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Vikings used glowing ’sunstone’ to navigate on cloudy days


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): The 'magical' stories about the glowing 'sunstone' that, when held up to the sky, revealed the position of the Sun even on a cloudy day, may all be ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off Norwegian island, no tsunami alert


January 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by BNO News
JAN MAYEN (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen on early Saturday morning, seismologists said, but no tsunami alert was issued.The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at 6.55 ... Read more...

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Warming Earth ‘could mean more toxins in environment’


November 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): There seems to be one more addition to the already known repercussions of global warming-more toxins in the environment, suggests a new research.Scientists have warned that global warming ... Read more...

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Oysters could disappear in next 100 years due to ‘acidic oceans’


November 7th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Oysters and mussels could disappear over the next century because the oceans are becoming increasingly acidic.Dr John Baxter, the co-editor of an international report into the acidification of ... Read more...

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Increased shipping likely to accelerate climate change as Arctic warms


October 26th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that as the ice-capped Arctic Ocean warms, ship traffic will increase at the top of the world.And if the sea ice continues to decline, ... Read more...

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Rapid Ice Melting In The Arctic Region Raises Concern


September 17th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global warming is resulting in the melting of the ice and 2010 has been reported as the hottest of the 130 year record maintained by NASA. ... Read more...

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Why don’t fish in the Arctic Ocean freeze?


August 26th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered why fish don't freeze in the Arctic Ocean.Together with cooperation partners from the U.S., the researchers surrounding Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith (Physical Chemistry II of ... Read more...

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Ship found in Arctic after 162 years


July 29th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A British ship abandoned in the Arctic in 1848 while on a rescue mission has been found intact in Canada. Canadian archaeologists found the HMS Investigator under about 25 ... Read more...

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Parts of northeastern states witness partial lunar eclipse


June 26th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Parts of Northeastern India witnessed a partial lunar eclipse on Saturday as earth shadow covered the moon.The eclipse is started at 2.27 p.m. and end at ... Read more...

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India to witness partial lunar eclipse


June 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from northeastern parts of the country Saturday as moon will be covered by the earth's shadow. The eclipse in India ... Read more...

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India to witness partial lunar eclipse June 26


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Look towards the east after sunset Sunday and you will see upper part of moon's disk darkened as parts of India witness a partial lunar eclipse. The ... Read more...

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NASA’s ICESCAPE to study impacts of climate change on Arctic


June 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign kicks off June 15 to probe the effect of climate change on the Arctic.The "Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of ... Read more...

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Melting sea ice spurs warming in Arctic


April 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 29 (IANS) Melting sea ice is a major cause of warming in the Arctic, says a new study. The findings by the University of Melbourne (UM) team reveal that the ... Read more...

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Sea ice loss major cause of warming in Arctic


April 29th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): According to a University of Melbourne, Australia study, melting sea ice has been shown to be a major cause of warming in the Arctic.Published in Nature, the study ... Read more...

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Scientists find signs of global warming in Arctic Ocean


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Increasing amount of Organic materials dissolved in the Arctic Ocean may be an indication of global warming, scientists have said. The amount of organic materials dissolved in ... Read more...

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First UAE woman in North Pole expedition


April 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 13 (IANS/WAM) Elham Al-Qasimi will become the first woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attempt an unassisted two-week expedition to the North Pole. Elham's expedition, whose date is yet ... Read more...

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Methane leak from Arctic Shelf may be much larger and faster than anticipated


March 5th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found that the permafrost under the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, long thought to be an impermeable barrier sealing in methane, is perforated ... Read more...

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Melting tundra will tumble vast carbon waste into Arctic Ocean


January 12th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Rise in temperature is already causing the sea ice in the Arctic to melt. If Arctic tundra also follows suit, it will tumble vast organic wastes into rivers ... Read more...

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