Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims descended on the banks of the Ganges river on Thursday, trusting in faith rather than masks to shield them against the coronavirus pandemic during the giant Kumbh Mela festival.
A study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and warming the atmosphere.
A new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, supports predictions that the Arctic could be free of sea ice by 2035. The impact of intense springtime sunshine creates many melt ponds, which plays a crucial role in sea-ice melt.
Greenpeace and its partners asked Norway’s supreme court to rule on the legality of the country’s Arctic oil and gas exploration licences, in a case that could block the petroleum industry’s expansion plans.
Norway may restrict oil firms’ access to offshore resources in the Arctic by moving the so-called ice edge, a line that sets a legal limit on the extent to which companies can go north in search of oil.
Russia accused Norway of restricting its activities on a remote chain of islands in the Arctic and said it wanted talks with Oslo to have the issue resolved.
Climate change is causing chaos in the Bering Sea, home to one of America’s largest fisheries, an example of how rising temperatures can rapidly change ecosystems important to the economy, U.S. federal government scientists said in a report.
Russia’s MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia’s part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported.
Intensifying rivalry in the Arctic over global warming and access to mineral between the United States, China and Russia is increasing tensions in the region, Denmark’s Defence Intelligence Service said.