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Environment & Animal Life

Hottest May on record with Russian Arctic hardest hit

May 2020 was the hottest May on record, reported the Copernicus Climate Change Service on June 5. Their data shows that globally, last month was 0.63 C warmer than the average May from 1981-2010. Even in Europe, where May 2020 »

Society

84-year-old Canadian becomes oldest Antarctic marathoner

Canadian octogenarian runner Roy Jorgen Svenningsen entered record books on Friday by becoming the oldest person to complete a full marathon in Antarctica. The 84-year-old veteran marathoner from Edmonton, Alberta, completed the 2019 Antarctic Ice Marathon, which bills itself as »

Environment & Animal Life

Could snow cannons in Antarctica help avert catastrophic sea level rise?

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North, but today, we bring you a look at climate change from the southern Pole A team of climate scientists has put forward a daring solution to the instability of »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Antarctic ocean: Warming rapidly and “freshening”.

Newly published research by Canadian scientists show a rapidly warming southern Antarctic Ocean. Melting ice and increasing rainfall are also contributing to decreasing salinity, or “freshening” of the southern ocean Neil Swart (PhD) research scientist from Environment and Climate Change »

International, Society

Canadian plane arrives in Chile with 2 patients rescued from South Pole

A small Canadian plane carrying two sick workers from a remote research station at the South Pole has arrived safely in Chile after a daring rescue operation that made international headlines. The Calgary-based crew – a pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian rescue flight returns to Rothera from South Pole station

A Canadian aircrew continues its daring mission to retrieve two people in need of urgent medical attention from a research station at the South Pole in the dead of the Antarctic winter. The Calgary-based crew – a pilot, co-pilot, flight »

Society

A chat with record-breaking adventurer Frédéric Dion, from the bottom of the world

Quebec adventurer Frédéric Dion became the first person ever to reach the center of Antarctica on his own, on December 14. And he did it in record time: taking 36 days to travel from Russia’s Novolazarevskaya research station. But for »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Polar ice loss affecting gravity

While we think of the earth’s gravity as uniform and constant, there are in fact very slight variations over mountains, lakes, and other geological features, and where density of the earth varies. Now, it’s been determined that climate change is »