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Global warming impacts animation: Arctic

Global warming impacts animation: Arctic

The impacts of global warming will be particularly dramatic for the Arctic and Antarctica. In this animation, we look more closely at the consequences for the...

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Signs of ancient Arctic sea ice: At least 47.5 million years ago

Signs of ancient Arctic sea ice: At least 47.5 million years ago

These 3-micrometer-wide needle-shaped fossils of marine algae from the genus Synedropsis indicate that sea ice first formed in the Arctic Ocean at least 47.5...

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Runaway spurt of global warming turned Earth into a hothouse

Runaway spurt of global warming turned Earth into a hothouse

Close up of a melting glacier. A runaway spurt of global warming 55 million years ago turned Earth into a hothouse but how this happened remains worryingly...

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SOI celebrates anniversary of Isabella Bay / Niginganiq agreement

SOI celebrates anniversary of Isabella Bay / Niginganiq agreement

On August 6, Students on Ice plans to visit the hamlet of Clyde River, Nunavut, as part of the Students on Ice - International Polar Year Arctic Youth...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2009 IPY Film Festival

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2009 IPY Film Festival

2009 INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Canadian Film Institute, working in partnership with the International Polar...

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CFC Replacements Intensify Climate Concerns

CFC Replacements Intensify Climate Concerns

The Rise of 'Super' Greenhouse Gases The chemicals that replaced ozone-depleting substances in refrigerators, air conditioners and insulating foam have been...

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Global warming impacting Greenlanders' daily lives

Global warming impacting Greenlanders' daily lives

Greenlandic fisherman Johannes Heilmann poses for a photo in front of the shipping harbor of Nuuk fjord. From his trawler that motors along the Nuuk fjord,...

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Global warming impacting Greenlanders’ daily lives

Global warming impacting Greenlanders’ daily lives

Greenlandic fisherman Johannes Heilmann poses for a photo in front of the shipping harbor of Nuuk fjord. From his trawler that motors along the Nuuk fjord,...

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Arctic climate under greenhouse conditions in the late Cretaceous

Arctic climate under greenhouse conditions in the late Cretaceous

Fossil diatom algae of Cretaceous age from the Alpha Ridge of the Arctic Ocean. (Credit: Image courtesy of National Oceanography Centre, Southampton,...

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High-res photos could provide detailed info about sea ice

High-res photos could provide detailed info about sea ice

Recently declassified high-resolution satellite photos, such as this one from the Canadian Fram Strait, could provide scientists with more detailed...

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