In the Middle of Winter, Bering Strait Sea Ice Is Disappearing

By Jeremy Hodges (Bloomberg) -- The ice cover in the Bering Sea is at its lowest on record for this time of year after losing an area about the size of Montana at the height of winter.It’s the second consecutive year that the ice extent in the area has retreated at record pace. It shrank from 566,000 square kilometers (219,000 square miles) to 193,000 square kilometers between … [Read more...]

Greenland Ferry Finally Free After Several Days Beset By Ice

An Arctic Umiaq Line ferry has finally freed itself from an ice flow off Greenland's southwest coast after spending several days beset by ice. The Greenland coastal ferry, MS Sarfaq Ittuk, had 37 passengers and 22 crew members onboard when it became stuck last Friday, March 23. Although inconvenienced and without internet or phone service, passengers on board were never … [Read more...]