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# arctic - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

The Arctic endured one of its hottest years in 2020, study finds
# Melting
# Melting

The Arctic endured one of its hottest years in 2020, study finds

Dec 8th 2020, 9:27 PM 10,006 Views 22 Comments

The year 2020 did not beat the record set in 2012, but came quite close.

# arctic - Monday 20 July, 2020

Global warming could see most polar bears disappear from Arctic by 2100
# Melting Ice
# Melting Ice

Global warming could see most polar bears disappear from Arctic by 2100

Jul 20th 2020, 5:59 PM 11,493 Views 51 Comments

Researchers said ‘aggressive’ cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed.

# arctic - Friday 23 August, 2019

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings from environmentalists
# Akademik Lomonosov
# Akademik Lomonosov

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings from environmentalists

Aug 23rd 2019, 3:54 PM 28,256 Views 38 Comments

Environmental groups have dubbed the project “Chernobyl on ice” and a “nuclear Titanic.”

# arctic - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn
# Microplastics
# Microplastics

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn

Aug 15th 2019, 5:43 PM 10,550 Views 17 Comments

The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.

# arctic - Friday 8 December, 2017

Russia has built a huge natural gas plant in the middle of the Arctic
# Under The Snow
# Under The Snow

Russia has built a huge natural gas plant in the middle of the Arctic

Dec 8th 2017, 7:18 PM 24,272 Views 38 Comments

The €23 billion plant will face problem sin how to transport the gas.

# arctic - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Brutally cold' weather blamed for 33 deaths across Europe over the weekend
# Snow
# Snow

'Brutally cold' weather blamed for 33 deaths across Europe over the weekend

Jan 9th 2017, 9:00 AM 24,614 Views 17 Comments

Many of the dead are migrants or homeless people.

# arctic - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas

Dec 24th 2016, 11:51 AM 15,983 Views 53 Comments

As the North Pole is made up completely of sea ice, it may mean that Santa Claus will have to transfer his operations elsewhere.

# arctic - Thursday 31 December, 2015

While Storm Frank flooded Ireland, it raised North Pole temperatures above freezing
# Weather Bomb
# Weather Bomb

While Storm Frank flooded Ireland, it raised North Pole temperatures above freezing

Dec 31st 2015, 1:02 PM 23,041 Views 88 Comments

It was 20 degrees Celsius above the mid-winter norm.

# arctic - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Shocking photo of emaciated polar bear goes viral
# Svalbard
# Svalbard

Shocking photo of emaciated polar bear goes viral

Sep 15th 2015, 10:22 AM 40,115 Views 66 Comments

But is it the result of climate change or old age?

# arctic - Saturday 8 August, 2015

First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)

Aug 8th 2015, 8:15 AM 22,862 Views 14 Comments

The whale hasn’t been spotted since 1988 – and this is the first image of a beluga in Irish waters.

# arctic - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb
# Everything Is Not Awesome
# Everything Is Not Awesome

Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb

Oct 9th 2014, 9:34 PM 23,558 Views 22 Comments

A Greenpeace campaign has led to the toy giant distancing itself from Shell.

# arctic - Sunday 28 September, 2014

The majesty of Greenland: Irish photographer captures arctic beauty in new exhibition
# Due North
# Due North

The majesty of Greenland: Irish photographer captures arctic beauty in new exhibition

Sep 28th 2014, 3:00 PM 12,056 Views 2 Comments

The exhibition will take place in The Copper House off Synge Street next Wednesday.

# arctic - Thursday 8 May, 2014

At last: Study explains why polar bears are fat and yet healthy
# Bear Necessities
# Bear Necessities

At last: Study explains why polar bears are fat and yet healthy

May 8th 2014, 7:43 PM 14,034 Views 9 Comments

It’s all down to genes and some super-speedy evolution.

# arctic - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Minus 50 degrees you say? Let's go for a dip....

Minus 50 degrees you say? Let's go for a dip....

Mar 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 9,284 Views 7 Comments

Two adventurers planning the first Irish trek to the North Pole have been acclimatising themselves in remote northern Canada.

# arctic - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here's why the first ever Irish trek to the North Pole could be the last ever by humans
# Everest X 10
# Everest X 10

Here's why the first ever Irish trek to the North Pole could be the last ever by humans

Feb 9th 2014, 10:30 AM 29,024 Views 40 Comments

Daytime temperatures of minus 50, costs that could run to €100,000 plus, and at least 780km to cover (depending on the temperament of the Arctic ice)…

# arctic - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Column: An uncertain future... human, plant, and animal survival in the Arctic
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: An uncertain future... human, plant, and animal survival in the Arctic

Jan 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 29 Views 42 Comments

In past climatic history, an ice-free Arctic Ocean has been the norm, and should this condition return it will not (necessarily) destroy the terrestrial Arctic, writes R.M.M Crawford.

Public invited to ask burning questions on climate change
# Chasing Ice
# Chasing Ice

Public invited to ask burning questions on climate change

Jan 4th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,798 Views 189 Comments

Free event in UCC will outline latest research on climate change – and open the floor to questions (from any side).

# arctic - Thursday 7 November, 2013

What would happen if all the ice melted? Well, we'd be waving goodbye to most of Connacht
# Waterworld
# Waterworld

What would happen if all the ice melted? Well, we'd be waving goodbye to most of Connacht

Nov 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 39,124 Views 174 Comments

Not to mention, all of The Netherlands….

# arctic - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'
# Greenpeace
# Greenpeace

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:51 PM 5,163 Views 14 Comments

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

# arctic - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy
# Russia
# Russia

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

Sep 25th 2013, 7:58 AM 4,455 Views 35 Comments

The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

# arctic - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness
# North Of Disko
# North Of Disko

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness

Aug 31st 2013, 8:30 PM 29,433 Views 12 Comments

The eleven person team – ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s – are back on dry land after an epic voyage to Greenland and a turbulent return sea journey that “put manners on everybody”…

# arctic - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions
# ICEBRIDGE
# ICEBRIDGE

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions

Aug 20th 2013, 4:24 PM 11,752 Views 15 Comments

NASA is in the fifth year of its mission to survey the Arctic and Antarctic. Its cockpit cameras have gathered some spectacular footage…

# arctic - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Ice road trekkers' epic journey raises thousands for charity
# Donegal
# Donegal

Ice road trekkers' epic journey raises thousands for charity

Apr 14th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,303 Views 8 Comments

Three Donegal men completed a 1,000 mile drive through Alaska – and were helped by some of the stars of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers show.

# arctic - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us

Jan 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 34 Views 106 Comments

The last 12 months have seen unprecedented climatic developments, writes Gavin Harte. Are we going to heed the warning?

# arctic - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Huge quantities of plankton discovered under Arctic ice
# Marine Life
# Marine Life

Huge quantities of plankton discovered under Arctic ice

Jun 7th 2012, 7:23 PM 6,600 Views 10 Comments

NASA study of tiny algae led to discovery of under-ice ‘bloom’ of the marine food source.

# arctic - Friday 19 August, 2011

Baby woolly mammoth found in Russia's Arctic
# Baby Woolly
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Woolly

Baby woolly mammoth found in Russia's Arctic

Aug 19th 2011, 8:05 PM 1,042 Views 0 Comments

Remember Lyuba – the 40,000 year-old woolly mammoth that was discovered four years ago? They may have just found her friend.

# arctic - Friday 5 August, 2011

Teenage boy mauled to death by polar bear in Norway
# Polar Bear
# Polar Bear

Teenage boy mauled to death by polar bear in Norway

Aug 5th 2011, 3:30 PM 1,573 Views 28 Comments

Four others have been injured in the attack. The boy’s identity has not yet been confirmed.

# arctic - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Greenpeace prevented from posting protest pictures on Twitter and Facebook
# Denied
# Denied

Greenpeace prevented from posting protest pictures on Twitter and Facebook

Jul 20th 2011, 3:17 PM 630 Views 2 Comments

Activists occupied the headquarters of an energy company in Edinburgh on Monday.

# arctic - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Report: Arctic ice is melting more quickly than previously thought
# Climate
# Climate

Report: Arctic ice is melting more quickly than previously thought

May 3rd 2011, 3:01 PM 999 Views 0 Comments

Melting Arctic glaciers and ice caps now expected to contribute to raising global sea levels to 63 inches by 2100.

# arctic - Thursday 14 April, 2011

BP faces protests at shareholder meeting
Live Apr 14th 2011, 10:48 AM

BP faces protests at shareholder meeting

# arctic - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

Greenpeace occupy Arctic oil rig
# Oil Rig Raid
# Oil Rig Raid

Greenpeace occupy Arctic oil rig

Aug 31st 2010, 4:15 PM 226 Views 0 Comments

Protesters say they have succeeded in stopping operations at the Baffin Bay oil rig off the coast of Greenland.