RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show

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Experts say methane emissions from the Arctic have risen by almost one-third in just five years, and that sharply rising temperatures are to blame. Scientists have recorded a massive spike in the amount of a powerful greenhouse gas seeping from

Australia: Local population of endangered bird cut by half

Researchers say extreme heat has wiped out half a local population of endangered birds on WA’s South Coast. More than 170 birds have been found dead in Hopetoun. 150 of those are the endangered white-tailed black cockatoo, known as the

Canada Heatwave Pushes Mercury Past 30 C

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EDMONTON – At a time when pools are typically being emptied and furnaces fired up for the fall, Prairie folks are swimming and running their air conditioners. People are desperately seeking shade as they watch the leaves drifting from the

Arctic ice melts to third-smallest area on record

The Arctic’s sea ice pack thawed to its third-lowest summer level on record, up slightly from the seasonal melt of the past two years but continuing an overall decline symptomatic of climate change, U.S. scientists said Thursday. The range of

Earth’s oceans had warmest summer on record

Summer temperatures for the globe’s ocean surface ranked as the warmest on record, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Climatic Data Center. Overall, when the Earth’s land areas and oceans are included together, the three-month June-August period

Greenland ice sheet could melt faster than thought

The Greenland icesheet responded to global warming over the past 10,000 years more quickly than thought, according to a study released Wednesday. As a result, a medium-sized temperature increase this century could cause the continent-sized ice block to start melting

2 German cargo ships pass through ‘Arctic Passage’

FRANKFURT – Two German merchant ships have traversed the fabled Northeast Passage after global warming and melting ice opened a route from South Korea along Russia’s Arctic coast to Siberia. Now the German-owned ships are poised to complete their journey

Greenland’s Helheim Glacier melt doubles in pace

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland — Suddenly and without warning, the gigantic river of ice sped up, causing it to spit icebergs ever faster into the ocean off southeastern Greenland. The Helheim Glacier nearly doubled its speed in just a few years,

Arctic now warmest in 2000 years

Climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions pushed Arctic temperatures in the last decade to the highest levels in at least 2,000 years, reversing a natural cooling trend that should have lasted four more millennia. Carbon dioxide and other gases generated by human

Arctic thaw threatens much of world: WWF report

Global Warming in the Arctic could affect a quarter of the world’s population through flooding and amplify the wider impact of climate change, a report by environmental group WWF said Wednesday. Air temperatures in the region have risen by almost