Heat wave over Greenland causing massive ice melt

Heat wave over Greenland causing massive ice melt

The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. Greenland, the world’s largest island, is a semi-autonomous Danish territory between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans that has 82 per […]

Heavy rain, snow melt, not water management to blame for last year’s flooding, report says

Heavy rain, snow melt, not water management to blame for last year’s flooding, report says

Record-breaking wet weather and not poor water management was to blame for the flooding on Lake Ontario in 2017, according to a report released Thursday by a binational body responsible for managing water outflows on the lake.   The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSRB) concluded that natural weather factors came together last winter and through the spring […]

Arctic ice melt, increased shipping endangers whales: study

Arctic ice melt, increased shipping endangers whales: study

Melting ice caused by climate change has given ships more access to Arctic waters, which researchers say could have serious consequences for the survival of bowhead and beluga whales. Lauren McWhinnie is the lead author on a study that says there is a window of opportunity to address the harmful effects of increased shipping on the whales’ […]