Polar Region (Page 2)
DRI scientist co-authors study outlining vast differences in polar ocean microbial communitiesEurekAlert | 10 Oct 2012
An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Alison Murray, an Associate Research Professor at the Desert Research Institute's Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that a clear difference exists between the marine microbial communities in the Southern and Arctic oceans, contributing to a better understanding of the biodiverisity of marine life at the poles and its biogeography.
Antarctic ice may hide huge methane menaceNew Zealand Herald | 30 Aug 2012
The melting of Antarctic ice could release huge amounts of greenhouse gas trapped under the continent's surface - creating a feedback loop that would accelerate climate change.
Antarctic may host methane storesBBC | 29 Aug 2012
Large volumes of methane - a potent greenhouse gas - could be locked beneath the ice-covered regions of Antarctica, according to a study.
To Greenland's Frozen CoastWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 03 Aug 2012
On 26 July, 2012 our ocean-science party, with members from Iceland, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, will board the northbound British Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross in Reykjavik, Iceland for a thirty-day expedition along the East Greenland Coast to the High-Arctic...
Antarctic rift 'speeds ice melt'BBC | 25 Jul 2012
A rift in the Antarctic bed rock as deep as the Grand Canyon is increasing ice melt from the continent, researchers say.
Celebrities back Greenpeace campaign to protect ArcticReuters | 21 Jun 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - One hundred celebrities backed a Greenpeace campaign against oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic on Thursday, as oil giant Shell prepares to start exploratory drilling in the region.
Sir Paul on Arctic: 'Let it be'BBC | 21 Jun 2012
Greenpeace is launching a campaign backed by stars like Sir Paul McCartney to have the Arctic region declared a sanctuary by the United Nations.
Wrecked ship spilling oil in AntarcticaNew Zealand Herald | 10 May 2012
A wrecked Brazilian ship is trapped in ice and spilling fuel in Antarctica, with no hopes of containing the damage until the long South Pole winter eases in October.
Climate scientists discover new weak point of the Antarctic ice sheetEurekAlert | 10 May 2012
The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These predictions are made by climate researchers of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association in the coming issue of the British science magazine Nature.
International Polar Year 2012 Conference Discusses Moving from Knowledge to Actionbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 30 Apr 2012
The International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference convened around the theme "Knowledge to Action," with plenary sessions addressing: poles and global linkages; adaptation to change; science and stewardship; and communities and health. Ronald Jean Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change, Seychelles, presented on "poles and global linkages."
Ocean driving Antarctic ice lossBBC | 25 Apr 2012
Most of the ice being lost from Antarctica is going as a result of warm water eating the fringes of the continent, a new study confirms.
Geoff Keey: Fact, fantasy and the Ross Sea (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 25 Apr 2012
Last week Gareth Morgan went Fishing for Facts in the Ross Sea and found mostly fantasy, and this week again misunderstood our proposal (Extreme Green risks Ross Sea own goal). Thus, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) finds itself responding to misinformed criticism of our campaign as well as the science that backs it up.
Scientists determined first-ever census for emperor penguinsEurekAlert | 16 Apr 2012
A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought.The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental change on the population of this iconic bird, which breeds in remote areas that are very difficult to study because they often are inaccessible with temperatures as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit.