Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

Arctic summer sea ice has shrunk to a record low, exposing a number of previously unknown islands, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

"Reductions of snow and ice are happening at an alarming rate,"  Reuters reported the Norwegian environment minister, Helen Bjoernoy,
as saying on Monday.

"This acceleration may be faster than predicted" by the UN climate panel this year, she was reported as saying.

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