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Evacuation Ordered as Melting Ice Cracks Beneath Arctic Research Station

By Jacob Chamberlain | Agencies | 27 May 2013

A Russian Arctic research station has been forced to evacuate following the discovery that the ice was melting beneath it.

The Russian Arctic research station was expected to last until September, depending on usual ice melting patterns. However, the ice floe on which the research station sat began melting at a faster rate than expected.

 

Camels, well known in Arctic circles

By Matt Kwong / 16 Mar 2013

Everyone knows the camel as the ship of the desert - but new research is pointing towards its ancient ancestors actually being far more used to the cold of the north Canadian forests and the fat in the hump was essential for surviving in such a harsh climate, as Matt Kwong reports.

Think of camels, and the chances are that the image you conjure up is of magnificent, if surly, beasts trudging steadily across a sweltering desert dune. They are, in the minds of most people, inextricably connected with some of the hottest places on Earth.

 

Arctic expert predicts final collapse of sea ice within four years

By John Vidal | Guardian | 18 Sep 2012

One of the world's leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years.

In what he calls a "global disaster" now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent ever recorded, Prof Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University calls for "urgent" consideration of new ideas to reduce global temperatures.

 
 

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