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Canada’s last remaining ice shelf collapsed into the ocean, taking with it an Arctic research station used by leading scientists studying ice shelves.

Scientists now expect the Arctic Ocean could be almost ice-free in late summer within a decade or two. The effects would be catastrophic. | Mario Molina & @DurwoodZaelke 

German researchers returning from a year-long expedition have brought back some bad news with them: the Arctic Ocean is dying.

German researchers coming back from a year-long expedition have bad news for us: the Arctic Ocean is dying.

Researchers coming back from a year-long research expedition in the Arctic have bad news: the Arctic Ocean is dying.

German researchers coming back from a year-long expedition in the Arctic have bad news for us: the Arctic Ocean is dying.

"If we carry on like this, the Arctic will be ice-free in summer in a few decades." Researchers coming back from a year-long research expedition in the Arctic have bad news: the Arctic Ocean is dying.

World's biggest Arctic mission reports "the Arctic Ocean is dying"

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▶️ Arctic expedition warning: Biggest North Pole mission returns from 'dying' ocean

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'Arctic ocean is dying' scientist leading world's biggest North Pole expedition warns

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91°F/33°C on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in northern Canada today We are in a climate emergency.

SWEPT AWAY: Powerful landslide sweeps eight houses into the sea in the Norwegian Arctic. No injuries were reported, and a dog that was washed into the ocean was able to swim back to land safely.

Each year, the sea ice cover blanketing the Arctic Ocean & nearby seas thickens & expands during the fall & winter, reaching its maximum yearly extent. On March 17, the Arctic sea ice cover peaked at 5.59 million square miles, the 2nd lowest max on record:

NEW: It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history:

The Arctic Ocean's older, thicker blanket of sea ice is nearly gone. What remains is younger, thinner, more variable ice, according to research. The new ice grows in the winter and melts in the summer, but doesn't last from year to year. More:

We’re monitoring the “new normal” level of sea ice in Arctic Ocean. Take a look: @NASAEarth 

New study: Arctic ocean not just melting, it's acidifying rapidly--to a level 'dangerous for some marine organisms.'

Obama bans oil and gas drilling in large areas of the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean, a move that can't be undone by an incoming president.

JUST IN: Pres. Obama and Canadian PM Trudeau launch actions to protect Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from risks of offshore oil and gas activity

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