Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

World / Science & Health Mar 12, 2020

Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving a higher sea level that could bring annual flooding by 2100 in regions that now are home to 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometers-thick ice sheets atop land masses ...

Editorials Aug 22, 2019

The Greenland episode's lessons

While it has become clear that Trump cannot be constrained in his utterances, it is nevertheless extraordinary that this is how the world's greatest power conducts its diplomacy.

Pentagon warns about risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

Asia Pacific May 3, 2019

Pentagon warns about risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could also pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday. The assessment is included in the U.S. ...