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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-26/ice-research-for-climate-clues-means-watching-for-bears.html

Ice Research for Climate Clues Means Watching for Bears | Bloomberg

When Rachel Obbard, a Dartmouth College engineering professor, goes into the field in February to collect samples for her latest project on sea ice and climate, she will have to take an armed guard.

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http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/magazine/professor-obbard-on-microplastics-in-sea-ice/

Q&A: Professor Obbard on Microplastics in Sea Ice | Dartmouth Engineer Magazine

Originally published in June in the scientific journal Earth's Future, the discovery by Dartmouth engineering professor Rachel Obbard Th'06 of tiny plastic particles embedded in Arctic sea ice made headlines for weeks afterward.

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http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/09/11/oceans-plastic-problem

The Ocean's Plastic Problem | World Policy Blog

In her recent excursion to the Arctic, Dr. Rachel Obbard, assistant professor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, noted an accumulation of plastic debris in the Arctic Ocean.

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http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2014/05/trillions-plastic-pieces-may-be-trapped-arctic-ice

Trillions of Plastic Pieces May be Trapped in Arctic Ice | Science/AAAS | News

Waste could be released into world's oceans as world warms.

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http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140525/arctic-sea-ice-littered-tiny-bits-microplastic-pollution

Arctic sea ice littered with tiny bits of marine trash, plastics| Alaska Dispatch

While looking for small organisms in Arctic sea ice cores, scientists instead discovered a type of pollution known as microplastics -- itty-bty pices of plastic debris that, despite their size, can be harmful to the animals in a marine ecosytem.

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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-30/how-so-much-plastic-got-into-the-frozen-arctic-sea

How So Much Plastic Got Into the Frozen Arctic Sea - Businessweek

A study found as many as 234 pin head-sized particles in each cubic meter of ice in what was thought to be earth's last clean zone.

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http://www.nrk.no/nordland/denne-isen-kan-vaere-full-av-plast-1.11738947

Denne isen kan være full av plast - Nordland

Når isen på Arktis smelter kan det medføre at mer enn en trillion plastpartikler frigjøres, viser nytt studie. – Urovekkende, sier seniorforsker.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/arctic-sea-ice-polluted-with-microplastics-1.2660021

Canadian Broadcast Corporation

Arctic sea ice has sopped up and stored large quantities of microplastic pollution from populated areas in the south, a new study has found.

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http://barentsobserver.com/en/nature/2014/05/arctic-melt-can-release-huge-amounts-plastic-pieces-23-05

Arctic melt can release huge amounts of plastic pieces| Barentsobserver

More than 1 trillion pieces of pastic trapped in Arctic sea ice could be released in the next decade, a new study shows.

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http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/27/arctic-plastics-ice.html

Arctic ice melt to release 1 trillion pieces o f plastic into sea | Al Jazeera America

Increasing ice melt due to climate change will pose a major threat to marine life, report says.

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http://fattedgoose.com/2014/06/17/arctic-ice-melt-release-trillion-pieces-microplastics-oceans/

Arctic ice melt could release a trillion pieces of microplastics into the oceans

Around 28 million tons of plastic were released into the ocean in 2012. While researchers already knew about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a new study published last month discovered that a lot of plastic is trapped in Arctic ice

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Podcasts:

Frozen pastics: Science Podcast by David Grimm and Sarah Crespi, 29 May 2014
http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2014/05/podcast-frozen-plastic-big-brains-and-rewiring-male-brain

Microplastics on ice: Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald - 31 May 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/2014/05/31/2014-05-31-1/

Ice and climate change: Radio hotline with Dennis Price - 29 April 2014
http://photographybydennisprice.weebly.com/radio-hotline.html