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Climate change (AP Photo)

Federal study warns of sudden climate change woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of scientists advising the federal government says the world needs to worry more about hard-to-predict sudden changes from global warming than it does about the bigger but more gradual impacts. […]

12/03/2013

This Sept. 27, 2013 image provided by NOAA Fisheries shows thousands of walruses hauling out on a remote barrier island in the Chukchi Sea near Point Lay, Alaska. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, Stan Churches)

10,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An estimated 10,000 walrus unable to find sea ice over shallow Arctic Ocean water have come ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday […]

10/01/2013

This image provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows the Arctic sea ice extent on Sept. 13, 2013 in white. The orange-colored border surrounding it shows the median extent for Sept. 13 from 1981-2010. (AP Photo/National Snow and Ice Data Center)

Arctic sea ice 6th lowest, but rebounds from 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that’s much higher than last year’s record low. The ice cap at the North Pole […]

09/20/2013

Arctic ice shrinks to all-time low; half 1980 size

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists say the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to an all-time low this year, smashing old records for the critical climate indicator. The ice cap at the North Pole […]

09/19/2012

6.6-magnitude quake reported off Arctic island

OSLO, Norway (AP) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck Thursday off Jan Mayen island in Arctic waters between Greenland and Norway, geological monitoring services said. No damage or injuries were reported. […]

08/30/2012

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