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Sea Ice Hits Record Lows at Both Poles

The repeated bouts of warm weather this season have stunned polar researchers, and could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row

February 13, 2017 — Andrea Thompson and Climate Central

Why Does the Melting of Arctic Sea Ice Matter?

Due to the clear link to their diminishing habitat, polar bears have become the poster children for the direct impact of this lost Arctic sea ice. But how does this missing ice affect the rest of us? How are our futures connected to the future of the polar bear?

February 8, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

The Arctic's Anti-Snowball Snowball Effect

Arctic heat waves melt sea ice, which promotes more warming and even more ice loss. In other words, it’s a snowball effect—or in this case, an anti-snowball effect. Julia Rosen reports.

February 2, 2017 — Julia Rosen

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