Arctic sea ice decline continues in August

Summit Voice: The August sea ice extent in the Arctic reached the second lowest level for the month and tracked near record low levels for much of the summer. The latests readings underscore the continued decline in Arctic ice cover, according to the monthly update from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The Arctic sea ice extent w ill probably reach its lowest level in the next few weeks before starting to reform in the cold autumn and winter days ahead. Average ice extent for August 2011 was 5.52 million......

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