A breakup in the Arctic’s strongest sea ice is recorded for the first time ever

August 22, 2018 by  
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The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic zone north of Greenland is splitting in a never-before-seen event. The waters found there are so cold, they have been frozen for as long as records exist — even during summer months. For the second time this year, the frozen waters cracked open to reveal the sea beneath them in an event that scientists are calling “scary.” The ice found in the Arctic area north of Greenland is usually compact and unbreakable as a result of the Transpolar Drift Stream, which pushes ice from Siberia across the Arctic Sea, where it packs up on the coastline. The breaking sea ice is a result of a climate-change-driven heatwave that caused abnormal spikes in temperatures both this month and in February 2018. Related: Previously stable zones of Antarctica are now falling victim to climate change This phenomenon has never been recorded before and is said to be caused by warm winds striking the ice pileup on the Arctic coastline. “The ice there has nowhere else to go, so it piles up,” said Walt Meier from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center . “On average, it’s over four meters thick and can be piled up into ridges 20 meters thick or more. This thick, compacted ice is generally not easily moved around.” However, 2018 is seeing the lowest ever recorded sea ice volume since 1979, according to satellite data. “Almost all of the ice to the north of Greenland is quite shattered and broken up and therefore more mobile.” Ruth Mottram of the Danish Meteorological Institute said. “Open water off the north coast of Greenland is unusual. This area has often been called ‘the last ice area’ as it has been suggested that the last perennial sea ice in the Arctic will occur here.” Related: Migratory barnacle geese threatened by rapidly rising Arctic temperatures The event is proving worrisome for climate scientists who explain that the longer the patches of water remain open, the easier it will be for the sea ice to be pushed away from the coast and melt. “The thinning is reaching even the coldest part of the Arctic with the thickest ice,” Meier said. “So it’s a pretty dramatic indication of the transformation of the Arctic sea ice and Arctic climate.” Via The Guardian Image via U.S. Geological Survey

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Cremona, Italy, makes the circular economy real for cities

December 5, 2017 by  
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In the last two years, Cremona has increased the percentage of waste collected separately — necessary for recycling — from 53 percent to 72 percent.

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How to maximize the impact of corporate sustainability goals

December 5, 2017 by  
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Creating value for the business and driving environmental and social progress are key.

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Day 3 Welcome & Special Announcement from General Motors

October 2, 2017 by  
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GreenBiz welcomes everyone to the last day’s plenaries — with some special announcements.

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Carbon pricing is on the rise: How your business can benefit

May 24, 2017 by  
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The number of global companies using an internal carbon price has tripled in the last year, and more are poised to join them. Here’s their rationale.

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How To Achieve Zero Food Waste

April 28, 2016 by  
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The topic of food waste has gained much-needed attention over the last few years and everyone from food manufacturers to retailers to consumers are guilty of contributing to the overall problem. Statistics show that in the U.S. alone 60 million…

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The Best Eco-Friendly Cars Of 2015

January 26, 2016 by  
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Eco-Friendly Acceleration Eco-friendly cars have come a long way over the last few years. Now, you don’t have to sacrifice style or drive a space age-looking vehicle in order to be green. Be it traditional, hybrid or electric, we found the…

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Azuma Makoto takes his 50-year-old bonsai to the last places you’d ever expect to see a tree

October 26, 2015 by  
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Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami Papercuts Honor Cult Classic Horror Films

October 26, 2015 by  
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NASA’s most powerful rocket passes critical test for carrying humans to Mars

October 26, 2015 by  
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It will be a while before humans can travel to Mars – maybe a long while – but NASA is already hard at work building the craft that will take them there. Space technology takes a long time to develop, and you really want to be sure you have the kinks worked out before you send people that far into the cosmos. The Space Launch System (SLS) that will eventually (hopefully) carry astronauts to the Red Planet has graduated from an early phase of the development process and is now, according to NASA, ready to be built. Read the rest of NASA’s most powerful rocket passes critical test for carrying humans to Mars

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