Highlights / ice

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

More young people drowning as warming temperatures thin lake ice

Canadian researchers say that as winters become milder and lake ice less stable, more children and young adults are falling through the ice and drowning. Researchers submitted statistics to support their findings from several countries including Canada, Russia, Finland, Germany, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Global warming and economic effects of dwindling lake freezing

In 2015 a study of over 200 lakes around the world (containing a total of half the world’s freshwater supply) showed a clear warming trend. At the time, it was suggested that this is affecting drinking water quality, fish habitat, »

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

Arctic sea ice retreat 2018

Not a record low, but nearly. The Arctic ice is reported to have reached its annual minimum for the summer season. In a preliminary report, NASA and the US-National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that on September 28, Arctic »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Ice on moon makes future missions more attractive

The recent confirmation that there is ice on the moon makes the idea of having a space station on or around the moon more attractive. “Ice, of course, is frozen water and water is a very precious commodity in space,” »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Arctic melting: more shipping will mean concern for marine life

In the not so distant past the Arctic seas were dangerous, mysterious places that took the lives and the ships of many explorers. Now with climate change, the ice free season is lasting longer and longer and enabling tourist vessels »

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

Microplastic invasion in Arctic

Many have heard of the great Pacific garbage patch, a slowly swirling gyre of thousands of tons of plastic. But that plastic is not just in this garbage patch, it’s in every major lake and ocean, and now even in »

Society

Nasty weather causes accidents, power failures

A mix of snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and strong winds wreaked havoc on southern Ontario yesterday and moved on to southern Quebec overnights. Tens of thousands of people in both provinces suffered a loss of electricity as parts »

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

Climate change research halted for rescue

Climate change research took a back seat to rescue work caused by climate change this past weekend. The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen, an icebreaker, had recently embarked on a 133-day expedition across the Arctic. Dangerous ice in the water »

Environment & Animal Life

Whale trapped in ice- no help possible

A large humpback whale trapped close to shore in ice off Newfoundland appears doomed. The animal was noticed struggling in the ice on Friday, and unable to go anywhere. Rescuers say the ice is too thick for an ice-breaker to »

Society

Young brothers fall through ice, one dies

Two young boys fell through the ice on a canal near their home on Monday in the western town of Airdrie, Alberta. The six-year-old boy died after being airlifted to hospital. His 10-year-old brother was taken to hospital by ground »