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Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news not only for polar region but the whole world
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Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news not only for polar region but the whole world

The Arctic water cycle is expected to shift from a snow-dominated one towards a rain-dominated one during the 21st century, although the timing of this is uncertain.

In the Arctic's, global warming is happening three times faster than in the rest of the world
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In the Arctic's, global warming is happening three times faster than in the rest of the world

Permafrost -- defined as soil that stays frozen year-round for at least two consecutive years -- lies under about a quarter of the land in the Northern Hemisphere.

Temperature rise in Greenland causes ice sheets to melt at twice the average rate
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Temperature rise in Greenland causes ice sheets to melt at twice the average rate

There was enough of melted water "to cover Florida with two inches (five cm) of water".

Explained: How Antarctica hit record temperature amid heat wave in Europe, Arctic
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Explained: How Antarctica hit record temperature amid heat wave in Europe, Arctic

The new record for the maximum temperature for Antarctica is now 18.3 degrees Celsius, eclipsing the previous high of 17.5 degrees Celsius in March 2015

Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' surprises scientists, shows early signs of melting
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Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' surprises scientists, shows early signs of melting

While most of the Arctic could be free of ice in the summer by mid-century, they thought the Last Ice Area won’t be ice-free until 2100.

Seeds of nearly 5,000 plants stocked in South Korea's mountains as plant extinction threatens food security
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Seeds of nearly 5,000 plants stocked in South Korea's mountains as plant extinction threatens food security

The Baekdudaegan National Arboretum Seed Vault Centre preserves nearly 100,000 seeds from 4,751 different wild plant species.

Soyuz rocket launches first Russian satellite for monitoring Arctic climate
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Soyuz rocket launches first Russian satellite for monitoring Arctic climate

Economic exploitation of the Arctic is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's key goals as the Arctic holds huge oil and gas reserves.

Elizabeth White on filming Frozen Planet, focusing on hope and optimism within the environmental movement
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Elizabeth White on filming Frozen Planet, focusing on hope and optimism within the environmental movement

"The worst possible thing we can do is say it’s too late. Because then nobody has any will to do anything," says Elizabeth White, director of Sony BBC Earth docuseries Frozen Planet.

Where’s the sea ice? Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters
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Where’s the sea ice? Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

For sea ice to build up again this year, the upper layer of the Arctic Ocean needs to lose the excess heat it picked up during summer.

Records show Arctic sea ice in October was at its lowest and isn't recovering as fast find new study
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Records show Arctic sea ice in October was at its lowest and isn't recovering as fast find new study

Water temperatures in the eastern part of the Arctic, north of Siberia, was two to four degrees warmer than normal, and in the Baffin Bay, it was one to two degrees warmer.

'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year
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'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year

The 140-million-euro expedition, consisting of a team of several hundred scientists from 20 countries, are bringing back 150 terabytes of data and more than 1,000 ice samples.

Massive chunk of Greenland's ice caps has broken off, falls into the sea; evidence of rapid climate change
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Massive chunk of Greenland's ice caps has broken off, falls into the sea; evidence of rapid climate change

The ice came off a fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden and is around 110 square kilometres big.

Well-preserved fossil of a woolly mammoth has been discovered in a Siberian lake
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Well-preserved fossil of a woolly mammoth has been discovered in a Siberian lake

The faeces of the mammoth will contain a lot of information about the 'mammoth's diet as well as the pollen of ancient plants and a lot more'.

Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region hits a new record high temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius
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Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region hits a new record high temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius

Average temperatures in Svalbard could rise by a total of 10C by 2100 if world greenhouse gas emissions keep climbing.

What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate
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What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate

Research shows that if warming exceeds 2℃, major ice shelves would collapse, releasing ice, lifting the sea level by up to three metres by 2300.

Over the past three decades, the South Pole is warming at more than three times the global average
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Over the past three decades, the South Pole is warming at more than three times the global average

The study suggested that warming was mainly driven by natural tropical climate variability and likely intensified by increases in greenhouse gas.

Scientists say ozone layer hole, discovered last month, over the Arctic region has healed itself
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Scientists say ozone layer hole, discovered last month, over the Arctic region has healed itself

Scientists used the European Space Agency's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service to keep a track of the ozone hole.

Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic
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Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic

The ozone hole over the Arctic, less than 1 million sq. km, is much smaller than Antarctica's hole that can reach a size of 20 to 25 million sq. km.

Ozone-depleting substances caused half of Arctic warming, sea ice loss from 1955 to 2005
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Ozone-depleting substances caused half of Arctic warming, sea ice loss from 1955 to 2005

The ozone-depleting substances have also caused about a third of all the global warming from 1955 to 2005.

Arctic coasts melting due to global warming are releasing locked carbon dioxide
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Arctic coasts melting due to global warming are releasing locked carbon dioxide

A previous study had shown that thawing permafrost on land releases large quantities of greenhouse gases.