Arctic Sea Ice, The Thinnest Ever Going Into Spring

April 8, 2009 / No Comments

The Arctic ice is the thinnest it has ever been at this time of the year.  What's more, it's spring and summer is on the way. Researchers are saying that some 90% of the Arctic ice is just 1-2 years old. The researchers are with NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado. [caption id="attachment_4461" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The ...

Polar Regions Not So Bare – Rich in Species

February 17, 2009 / No Comments

A marine census has documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic. Several hundred species are even new to science. "The textbooks have said there is less diversity at the poles than the tropics, but we found astonishing richness of marine life in the Antarctic and Arctic oceans," says a researcher from the Australian Antarctic Division. "We are ...

North Pole Ice Free This Summer?

June 29, 2008 / No Comments

A U.S. scientist will blame global warming if ships are able to sail over the normally frozen over North Pole at the top of our globe. Frankly, I'd like to make the trip in a ship. I mean, how often do you get to do that sort of thing? The scientist from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center ...