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Sea ice hits record lows at both poles

Sea ice hits record lows at both poles

The repeated bouts of warm weather this season could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.

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East Antarctica is melting from above and below

East Antarctica is melting from above and below

Two new studies of different ice shelves have seen major melting that could portend a less stable future for the region.

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Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

Arctic Sea ice sees strange cold season retreat

An unseasonal dip in sea ice growth helped November set a record low — the seventh month to do so this year, also a record.

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The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

Intense warmth in both the air and oceans is driving the mini-meltdown at a time when Arctic sea ice should be rapidly growing.

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Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

Antarctica at risk of runaway melting, scientists discover

The world’s greatest reservoir of ice is verging on a breakdown that could push seas to heights not experienced since prehistoric times.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Antarctica’s icy ‘doorstops’ thin; rising seas at risk

Over the past two decades, the massive platforms of floating ice that dot Antarctica’s coast have been thinning at an increasing rate.

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Arctic sea ice hits record low winter peak

Arctic sea ice hits record low winter peak

It’s official: When the sea ice that blankets the Arctic Ocean hit its yearly peak on Feb. 25, the maximum area was a record low.

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Arctic sea ice is getting thinner, faster

Arctic sea ice is getting thinner, faster

While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner.

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Sea ice still declining, despite Antarctica’s gains

Sea ice still declining, despite Antarctica’s gains

Melting sea ice could have major impacts on regional and global weather and climate patterns, as well as sea life and wildlife.

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Persistent warming driving big Arctic changes

Persistent warming driving big Arctic changes

Long-term trends in rising temperatures, spiraling sea ice loss, and ecosystem shifts paint a picture of a region in transition due to climate change in Arctic.