arctic regions

Arctic sea ice loss driving snowy winters


February 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heavy ice loss in Arctic regions may be linked with greater frequency of snowy winters in the US, Europe and China, according to the latest evidence ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

Penguins, seals to feature in Konkan’s sea world project


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Penguins and seals brought from the Antarctic and Arctic regions and dolphins from the Arabian Sea shall be some of the highlights of an ambitious Rs.5.09 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Denmark to lay claim to North Pole


May 18th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Denmark plans to plant its flag on the North Pole to lay claim to the top of the world, according to reports here.Quoting reports from Denmark ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘retreating Arctic coastline by half a metre every year’


April 18th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Climate change and increased erosion are retreating the Arctic coastline by half a metre every year, according to a new study by more than 30 scientists from 10 ... Read more...

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Climate change pushing back Arctic coastline


April 18th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Climate change and increased erosion are pushing back the Arctic coastline by half a metre every year.This implies substantial changes for Arctic ecosystems near the coast ... Read more...

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Here’s how the Arctic will look by the end of this century


March 4th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has estimated climate change's impact on Arctic regions by 2099.A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln and South Korean climatologists analyzed 16 global climate models from ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal again extends bid for Canadian ore company


January 11th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) Global steel giant ArcelorMittal and rival bidder Nunavat Iron Core extended their competing bid deadlines for Toronto-based Baffinland Iron Mines Tuesday.While Nunavut extended its offer ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal set to buy Canadian iron ore company for $433 million


December 16th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 16 (IANS) Unless a rival bidder emerges possibly from China by Monday, ArcelorMittal is set to take over Canada's Baffinland Iron Mines for $433 million.ArcelorMittal has already ... Read more...

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Russian scientist calls for global action to prevent polar bear extinction


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian scientist on Wednesday called on global action in order to prevent the extinction of polar bears as human activity and global warming threatens the world's ... Read more...

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Mammoths, reindeers already lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 yrs ago


September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have revealed that although in small numbers, the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and ... Read more...

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Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo Affected By Power Disruptions


August 18th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Seattle, Aug 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The employees of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle were surprised on Sunday morning to find the zoo was going through a power outage. They ... Read more...

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Proposed prototype ecosystem to test climate change effects on Arctic


June 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists are planning a large-scale, long-term ecosystem experiment to test the effects of global warming on the icy layers of Arctic."The arctic regions are important to the topic ... Read more...

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Newly developed eco-friendly bags to withstand erosion in arctic regions


October 8th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): French and Norwegian partners of a scientific project have developed a robust geosynthetic bag that can be filled with locally available, low-grade soil and used to build protective ... Read more...

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Global warming may initiate release of underground methane into atmosphere


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): Scientists are worrying that rising global temperatures accompanied by melting permafrost in arctic regions will initiate the release of underground methane into the atmosphere.Once released, that methane gas ... Read more...

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Methane under permafrost could speed up global warming 20-fold


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Melting permafrost in arctic regions, triggered by global warming, will release underground methane. Once released, methane would speed up global warming by trapping the earth's heat radiation about ... Read more...

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Russia to deploy special Arctic force by 2020


March 27th, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 27 (RIA Novosti) Russia will create by 2020 a group of forces to protect its interests in the Arctic but does not plan to militarise the region, a spokesman for ... Read more...

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Researchers to produce Arctic regions history from late 19th century to present


October 30th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A Florida State University (FSU) researcher is leading an international team that is working to produce one of the most comprehensive histories to date of the Arctic ... Read more...

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Russia prepares for future combat in the Arctic


June 24th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, June 24 (RIA Novosti) Russia must be ready to fight wars in the Arctic to protect its national interests in a region that contains large and untapped deposits of natural ... Read more...

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Global warming to imperil tropical species


May 6th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Global warming is likely to imperil tropical species much more than fauna in the Arctic regions, even with a slight rise in temperature. "Many tropical species can only ... Read more...

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Are Ice Age relics like rare musk ox under threat?


April 25th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has recently launched a four-year study to determine if climate change is affecting a quintessential Arctic denizen -- the rare musk ox. WCS, ... Read more...

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Is climate change driving Ice Age relics musk ox to extinction?


April 25th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has started a new investigation into whether climate change is affecting populations of the rare musk ox.The four-year probe has been launched ... Read more...

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Herbal extract of yellow-flowered mountain plant increases fruit flies lifespan


December 6th, 2007 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant native to the Arctic regions of Asia and Europe has been found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations.The ... Read more...

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