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NASA Finds Sea Ice Decline Driving Rise in Arctic Air Pollutants

The thickest Arctic sea ice, which once covered most of the Arctic basin, now only covers roughly a third of the area when compared to satellite imagery from 1980. Image Credit: NASA

 

The thickest Arctic sea ice, which once covered most of the Arctic basin, now only covers roughly a third of the area it did in 1980. Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level [...]