Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Arctic region


India unveils its Arctic policy, focuses on combating climate change

March 18, 2022 10:15 am

The policy documents the history of India’s relationship with the region, which can be traced back to February 1920, when it signed the Svalbard treaty in Paris.

Polar bears eating reindeer: normal behaviour or result of climate change?

December 31, 2021 12:00 pm

With less time on the sea ice, and less seal fat to consume, polar bears will find it more difficult to meet their energy needs

UN agency confirms record 38 degrees Celsius heat for the Arctic

December 14, 2021 4:38 pm

The record is now an official entry in the World Weather Climate Extremes Archive, a sort of Guinness World Records for weather

This ocean invaded its neighbour earlier than anyone thought

December 01, 2021 12:41 pm

A process called Atlantification is part of the reason the Arctic is warming faster than any other ocean.

How warming affects Arctic sea ice, polar bears

November 07, 2021 6:48 pm

Scientists and advocates point to polar bears, marked as “threatened” on the endangered species list, as the white-hot warning signal for the rest of the planet.

Explained: What is the Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ that is now showing signs of melting earlier than scientists expected?

July 03, 2021 4:59 pm

In a paper published in the journal “Communications Earth & Environment”, researchers note that in August 2020 the area where the Last Ice Area (LIA) is located, experienced a record low concentration of sea ice

Worst ever Arctic fires released record amount of CO2

September 03, 2020 8:46 pm

Fires raging across the Arctic Circle emitted 244 million tons of carbon dioxide for the first six months of the year, compared to 181 million tons for the whole of 2019, according to Europe’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service or CAMS.

Fjällräven Polar: This Bengaluru woman is set to be the first Indian woman to visit Arctic pole

January 14, 2020 8:46 pm

Citing several cyber-bullying instances fuelled by rival campaigners during the intense online competition, which was held across November and December 2019, Geethu said, "The journey towards being picked the winner itself has been a rough one."

Wintertime ice growth in Arctic sea slows long-term decline: NASA

December 09, 2018 6:15 pm

The findings showed that since 1958, the Arctic sea ice cover has lost on average around two-thirds of its thickness and now 70 per cent of the sea ice cap is made of seasonal ice.

Arctic sea ice extent among lowest on record: NASA

March 26, 2018 7:47 pm

NASA's scientists have observed that the sea-ice cover around the Arctic recorded this year is the second lowest ever.