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Arctic ice cover second lowest Level

Last month the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean declined to the second-lowest extent on record. Satellite data from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder showed that the summertime sea ice cover narrowly avoided a new record low. The September 9, […]

Structures in the Arctic

Arctic being cold and un-welcoming for human settlement, it has remained one of the most inhabitable places in the earth. That doesn’t mean human activities will not exist in the area. People have been living in the Arctic region for various activities including research, exploration, and oil drilling. These activities require job specific structures to […]

Shrinking Greenland ice sheet

Following the trend of melting of the ice in the Arctic, Greenland’s ice sheet and glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate. Melting of ice in Greenland sends huge icebergs (like the one that blocked the Newfoundland’s Goose Cove harbor) and gushing water in the Atlantic. The melting threatens to raise ocean level causing flooding […]

Arctic to be ice-free soon – melting at 4x faster than predicted?

With the record decrease in ice extent and volume, the threat of global warming on the global climate has turned out to be very real. Many are alarmed and frustrated on the realization that there is nothing much they can do, except of course, to dump the pop can they used during lunch in the […]

Climate scientist: optimistic on Ice-free Arctic

US Climate scientist has told that the Arctic will be practically ice-free during the summer within thirty years. By the rate the ice cover is decreasing, the estimate looks highly possible. The climate change in that time can bring some good as well as bad changes in the earth. While talking with CNN, Mark Serreze, […]

Arctic exploration, sea route and border dispute

Due to harsh climate and the lack of proper transportation route, the areas in the Arctic that are currently of chief interest, are confined to the Barents Sea area, the Mackenzie Valley in Canada, and the Alaskan North Slope (attached map credit – UNEP/GRID 2005). The sea routes, along the coasts of Northern Canada and […]