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Thinning summer cloud cover responsible for Greenland ice melt

Greenland's loss of ice has been the big story in climate-related news lately, and with good reason - a warming climate is responsible. And now we are beginning to understand why this is happening at such an accelerated rate.

Sea life changes as a result of melting ice caps

Copenhagen - The ecological changes that go with the increasing amount of sea ice melting in the Arctic is disturbing — but it's not the only side to the story. The melting leads to increased production of algae and more food for creatures in the sea.

Melting ice is affecting ivory gulls

The depletion in Arctic sea ice, a consequence of global warming, is affecting populations of ivory gulls, sending them on longer journeys in the quest for food.

Melting Greenland ice sheet could release Pandora's box of toxins

With temperatures around the globe on the rise, the Earth's poles have been hit particularly hard, especially the North Pole. Melting Arctic ice will not only cause a rise in sea levels, but could reveal some long buried and hazardous problems.

Strange Russian craters a sure sign the climate dragon is waking

Scientists are calling the moments when methane gases erupt from the earth "dragon Burps," and the sleeping dragon is beginning to burp with greater frequency as climate scientists discover more blowholes in the Arctic north regions.

Siberian cave study warns of permafrost thaw tipping point

Evidence assembled from stalactite and stalagmite formations in frozen caves in Siberia by a team of international scientists led by Oxford University gives some clues as to what might happen if global temperatures continue to rise.
 

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Arctic sea ice off Greenland.
Arctic sea ice off Greenland.
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This image of melting sea ice by NOAA shows us the seriousness of the problem.
This image of melting sea ice by NOAA shows us the seriousness of the problem.
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The day after Groundhog Day 2012 there were plenty of melting ice patches and sharp shadows for this...
The day after Groundhog Day 2012 there were plenty of melting ice patches and sharp shadows for this tortoiseshell cat walking her human companion.

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