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Arctic Ocean becoming more like Atlantic Ocean

Research shows that the Arctic Ocean is undergoing an astonishingly rapid change as global warming overwhelms the region, causing an "Atlantification" of the pole's waters and loss of sea ice.

NASA scientists: Climate change is moving the North Pole

Beginning around the year 2000, the North Pole abruptly changed its direction and started drifting east, and its all thanks to us, scientists have discovered. The geographic North Pole is located smack in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Polar bears seen killing, eating dolphins in unprecedented photos

Polar bears are killing and eating dolphins, and this is the first time the bears have ever been observed doing this. The dolphins found themselves stuck in the Arctic Ocean due to global warming and they became easy pickings for the bears.

Total eclipse over the Arctic Ocean — Who'll see it where

A total eclipse is coming. Total eclipse is in the Arctic Ocean over Faroe and Svalbard, but partial eclipse extends from Iceland to the Sahara and from western Europe to eastern Russia.

Sea ice extent at both poles has scientists shaking their heads

The earth's sea and ice cover is not a static thing, but changes continually. This year is a good example, with Antarctic sea ice extent setting a growth record, while the Arctic sea ice did better than 2012's record low sea ice extent.

Op-Ed: Russia calling Greenpeace protest a 'foreign plot'

The 28 Greenpeace International activists arrested on charges of piracy on Sept. 19 are still being detained in Russia. They are now facing up to 10 years in prison for "Hooliganism." But to call there protest a foreign plot is more than a bit ludicrous.

Photo: North Pole ice melts, shallow lake on top of the world

A photo shows a melt pond estimated at about a foot deep that has formed this summer at the North Pole. The image comes from a webcam set up by the North Pole Environmental Observatory that has been monitoring Arctic sea ice since the spring of 2000.

NASA: Antarctic sea ice grows – but the climate’s still changing

A NASA study has reported a rise in Antarctic sea ice. For cherry picking climate change deniers, it may be a neat counterweight to Arctic ice melt but, as the NASA study shows, Antarctic ice expansion is another worrying trend in global climate change.

Scientists worry about giant plumes of methane in Arctic Ocean

Scientists are worried about methane bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean. The thawing of the Arctic as temperatures rise is releasing methane in the seabed. Scientists say high levels of the gas in the atmosphere could speed up climate change.

Beluga whales trapped in ice floes of Bering Sea

More than 100 Beluga whales are trapped between ice floes in the Chukotka region of Russia, with government officials seeking an icebreaker, as the whales are at risk of death from exhaustion, lack of food, and predators.

Op-Ed: Cairn Energy’s Arctic oil spill response plan its own disaster

Edinburgh - As the oil and gas industry plows into the Arctic's frigid and inhospitable waters, a member's oil spill response plan has found the light of day, despite best efforts to keep it secret, and gives credence to concerns over the next great catastrophe.

Exxon and Rosneft reach agreement to develop Arctic Ocean

Irving - ExxonMobile and state-controlled Russian oil behemoth OAO Rosneft have reached a $3.2 billion deal to develop Arctic and Black Sea hydrocarbon resources, as well as in other countries across the globe, and will share their expertise in technology.

Scientist plans to put crude into Arctic ocean to test clean-up

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is behind a plan to dump up to 1,200 liters of crude oil in the Arctic Ocean in a bid to test clean-up responses.

Shell hoping to end legal fight in bid to drill oil in Arctic

Portland - Shell had won a bidding war to successfully nab a couple of oil leases back in 2005 for the Beaufort Sea. But after a legal challenge in 2007, Shell was forced to suspend it's oil exploration activities.

Op-Ed: Global Warming Causes Methane to Leak from Bottom of Arctic Ocean

When the environment's equilibrium is broken things spiral out of control and deterioration feeds upon itself. It won’t be 2100 before people start to die because of global warming; in fact, it's already started.
 

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As you can see here melting ice in the Arctic Ocean has contributed to changes in ocean patterns.
As you can see here melting ice in the Arctic Ocean has contributed to changes in ocean patterns.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Lake at the North Pole
Lake at the North Pole
North Pole Environmental Observatory
Arctic sea ice off Greenland.
Arctic sea ice off Greenland.
YouTube
A  CTD—an acronym for Conductivity  Temperature  and Depth—is the primary tool for determining e...
A CTD—an acronym for Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth—is the primary tool for determining essential physical properties of sea water.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Methane burns as it escapes through a hole in the ice in a lagoon above the East Siberian Arctic She...
Methane burns as it escapes through a hole in the ice in a lagoon above the East Siberian Arctic Shelf.
Photo courtesy of Natalia Shakhova
Cairn s oil spill response plan.
Cairn's oil spill response plan.
Image courtesy of Greenpeace UK
Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20  2012 northwest of Barr...
Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20, 2012 northwest of Barrow, Alaska. Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest daily extent in the satellite record on Sunday, August 26, 2012, a record since surpassed.
NSIDC/US Coastguard
These graphs show average sea level pressure and air temperature anomalies at 925 millibars (about 3...
These graphs show average sea level pressure and air temperature anomalies at 925 millibars (about 3,000 feet above sea level) for January 2016.
NSIDC
Wrangel Island has the earliest sunrise in the world. (Русский: Остров Врангеля...
Wrangel Island has the earliest sunrise in the world. (Русский: Остров Врангеля, Иультинский район).
Boris Solovyev