2012 Marked by Extreme Weather, Arctic Ice Melt: UN
November 29, 2012
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Extreme temperatures, drought, floods and the unprecedented loss of Arctic ice marked global weather in 2012, boosting concern at the march of climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says.
Reuters (Sep. 7, 2011) Researchers are deploying 3D laser scanners on an Arctic ice floes to augment satellite data being gathered dozens of miles overhead. The project aims to accurately measure the thickness of arctic ... watch video
AP (Nov. 23, 2014) First came the big storm. Now comes the big melt for residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo. New York's governor says officials are preparing for the worst as the temperature is expected to ... watch video
Reuters (May 3, 2012) Two climate studies, each using satellite technology in different ways, have provided new insight into how fast ice is melting on Earth due to global warming. While climatologists have long known ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 20, 2014) Huge pieces of ice block the Raisin River near Detroit as snow and ice melt, flooding city streets. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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Reuters (Aug. 24, 2012) Scientists say Arctic sea ice is likely to shrink to its smallest recorded size sometime next week. The ongoing thaw has opened new sea lanes to shipping, with a Chinese icebreaker recently becoming ... watch video
France 24 (Mar. 2, 2013) As the Arctic ice melts, the battle for natural resources is heating up. Up to a quarter of the world's oil and gas deposits are thought to lie beneath the chilly seas, and big global players such as ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 7, 2012) According to a new research published Monday, extreme weather events over summer are all driven by climate change and are worse than expected.
A study, conducted by NASA's top climate scientist James ... watch video
AP (Feb. 27, 2015) From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth. Water ... watch video
May 21, 2015 A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun ... read more
May 22, 2015 Living in a city with a high level of vehicle traffic or close to a steel works means living with two intense sources of environmental pollution. However, a study indicates that the harmful pollution ... read more
May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ... read more
May 22, 2015 A new article highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State's current drought. The problem, it states, is two fold. ... read more
May 21, 2015 Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components ... read more
May 18, 2015 Researchers have uncovered the first geologic evidence that New Zealand's southern Hikurangi margin can rupture during large earthquakes. The two earthquakes took place within the last 1000 years, ... read more
Nov. 23, 2012 Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, ... read more
Oct. 3, 2012 This September, sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean fell to the lowest extent in the satellite record, which began in 1979. Satellite data showed that the sea ice cover reached its lowest extent on ... read more