Arctic Sea Ice

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Antarctica’s ice is shrinking at an unprecedented rate that could imperil coastal regions worldwide

Published: 
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:28pm

The Antarctic ice sheet lost nearly 3 trillion metric tons of ice from 1992 to 2017, and its rate of loss over that time tripled in West Antarctica, according to an international collaboration involving about 80 scientists.

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Shell's withdrawal from the Beaufort and Chukchi seas isn't all good news for the Arctic

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

It's tempting to think of the latest oil-drilling news as a victory: Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced that it was ending its barely begun operations in the Arctic seas off Alaska because its first exploration showed disappointing stores of oil in an area that had been considered one of the most promising.