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Arctic sea ice crashes to record low for June

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An area of Arctic sea ice about twice the size of Texas has vanished over the last 30 years, and the rate of that retreat has accelerated. Photograph: NASA/Reuters

From mid-June onwards, ice cover disappeared at an average rate of 29,000 miles a day, about 70% faster than the typical rate of ice loss, experts say

July 7, 2016 — The summer sea ice cover over the Arctic raced towards oblivion in June, crashing through previous records to reach a new all-time low.  Continue reading Arctic sea ice crashes to record low for June