Highlights / sea ice

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Arctic ice cover-second lowest on record

Records show this year saw the second lowest September sea-ice minimum cover in the Arctic compared to the 2012 record minimum. October was unusually warm and as ice began reforming in late September, the ice has been slow to re-form.» 


Interactive Canadian ebook seeks to make Arctic climate science accessible

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North An interactive ebook focused on research in Canada’s Hudson Bay area, and its wider connection to the Arctic, has been released in an effort to make climate science» 


Climate destruction on Ellesmere Island – Canada’s shrinking glaciers

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Arctic glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate and show no signs of regeneration, says a recent study conducted in Canada. The research looked at glaciers between 1999» 

Economy, Environment

Concern over serious fish decline off Newfoundland

They’re a tiny fish, but a critical link in the food chain. Conservationists, fishermen and the government are all concerned about a huge decline of up to 70 per cent, in the capelin population off the coasts of Newfoundland and» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Arctic Ocean composition is undergoing rapid change: study

U.S. scientists have found have found new evidence of significant changes in the chemical and biological composition of the Arctic Ocean that could fundamentally transform the local food chain. A new study published this week in the journal Science Advances suggests that climate change» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada’s melting glaciers contributing to sea level rise

While it is of great concern that ever more sea-ice is being lost in the Arctic and now also record lows in the Antarctic, it should be noted that sea-ice loss is not a contributor to sea-level rise. The same» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Antarctic sea-ice heading for record minimum

What people often forget is the fact that the Earth’s two polar regions are completely different. The Arctic is an ocean surrounded and interspersed by land, while the Antarctic is a continent surrounded by ocean.  Thus the ice behaves differently.» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Global sea ice level is at record low

Normally in the winter in the Arctic, the sea begins to freeze and sea ice extent grows.  That didn’t happen quite that way this year. Meanwhile in the Antarctic, the ice extent is also less than the typical average. The result» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

North and South poles post low sea ice extent in December: NSIDC

Sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic set record low extents every day in December, according to the latest report by the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center. December numbers continued the pattern that began in November, setting» 


Warmer Arctic Ocean temperatures delay sea ice formation

New satellite data is proving what Canada’s Inuit have been saying for years: the oldest and thickest multiyear ice is thinning and melting away, leaving the younger seasonal sea ice more vulnerable to warming ocean and atmosphere. The darker ocean»