Polar Regions News Roundup W/C 6th November 2023

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Helping you stay informed of the latest developments in climate change, environmental conservation, scientific research, geopolitical dynamics, economic opportunities and indigenous rights in the Polar Regions.

5th November 2023

Scientists discover hidden impact of melting water from Antarctic glaciers

Melting Antarctic ice

‘Knowing when and how much global sea level will rise is critical to the welfare of coastal communities’

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New research explains "Atlantification" of the Arctic Ocean

Ship  in the Arctic ocean

What's behind a stalled trend in Arctic Ocean sea-ice loss?

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Russian delegation stymies creation of Antarctic conservation area

Antarctic fur seal

Efforts at major conference in Tasmania stall despite evidence that such areas would save crucial foraging and breeding grounds for Antarctic wildlife.

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The Arctic Ocean is getting louder. Inuit expertise can help quell the racket

Scientist testing Arctic waters

The United Nations' maritime agency says shipping companies ought to work with Indigenous communities to reduce noise pollution.

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Scientists have discovered an ancient river landscape hidden beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Antarctic ice sheet

The landscape has likely been buried beneath the ice for up to 34 million years.

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Have you read our latest Polar Notes article? See below for the most recent publication on the APPG Polar Regions website.

Why Pride matters for doing better polar research

Polar Pride celebrations at Rothera 2021

With the APPG for Polar Regions hosting an event in Parliament to highlight Polar Pride this November, Dr James Lea, Reader in Glaciology and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of Liverpool, explains why Polar Pride, and diversity in this polar sciences, is so important.

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