"Melting of Canadian Arctic Ice Sheet Accelerating, Study Finds"

"The Devon Island ice cap, which sprawls over more than 5,500 square miles in the Arctic latitudes of Canada, has been shrinking at an increasing rate since 1985, an analysis of nearly 50 years of data concludes.

The melting, believed to have been caused by warmer summers, could affect shipping and overall sea levels, as more icebergs calf into the sea, according to the paper published in the March edition of Arctic, published by the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America. Previous studies have noted a similar shrinking."

Geoff Mohan reports for Greenspace in the Los Angeles Times April 13, 2010.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010