Thousands of walrus have appeared on Alaska’s northwest coast in what conservationists were calling a dramatic consequence of global warming melting the Arctic sea ice, reported The Advertiser: (8/10/2007, p. 29) from Anchorage, Alaska.
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Posted by waterweek on 17 October 2007
Posted by waterweek on 9 October 2007
According to Will Dunham in Washington, Arctic sea ice hit a record low this summer, reported The Courier Mail (3/10/2007, p. 36).
A doomsday vault, or Noah’s Ark of the plant kingdom: Norway deep-freeze protects crop seeds against future disaster
Posted by waterweek on 3 October 2007
In a cavern under a remote Arctic mountain, Norway would soon begin squirrelling away the world’s crop seeds in case of a man-made or natural disaster, wrote John Acher in The Advertiser (28/9/2007, p.19).
Arctic ice cap collapses; area twice as big as Britain gone in one week alone: northwest passage fully navigable
Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007
The Arctic ice cap has collapsed at an unprecedented rate this northern summer and levels of sea ice in the region now stand at a record low, scientists said yesterday. Experts said they were “stunned” by the loss of ice, with an area almost twice as big as Britain disappearing in the last week alone. So much ice has melted this northern summer that the northwest passage across the top of Canada is fully navigable, and observers say the north-east passage along Russia’s Arctic coast could open later this month, reported The Canberra Times, (6/9/2007, p.15).