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Arctic ice melt is changing ocean currents

Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents

Arctic sea ice was photographed in 2011 during NASA’s ICESCAPE mission, or “Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment,” a shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean’s chemistry and ecosystems. The bulk of the research took place in the …

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Antarctic Peninsula is warmer than Dallas, Texas, on potentially record-breaking day

Antarctic Peninsula is warmer than Dallas, Texas, on potentially record-breaking day

Global warming is hitting the world’s coldest places. It’s the first week of February, and the weather in the Antarctic Peninsula on Thursday was sunny and a preliminary record-breaking 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit — warmer than most of Texas.  The temperature recorded in the northwest part of the continent on Thursday …

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