Arctic sea ice melting, sets record low

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New data shows Arctic sea ice has fallen to the lowest point ever recorded and it's likely to continue melting through mid-September.

The world's Arctic ice cap is expected to keep retreating for a few more weeks, according to U.S. data released on Monday.

The Arctic sea ice fell to 1.58 million square miles, or 4.1 million square kilometers, down 27,000 square miles from 2007, the lowest since satellites began measuring the ice in 1979, according to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Click here for the full report by the Christian Science Monitor.

The science news website LiveScience.com also has a new report on the issue, with the provocative headline, “Why the Arctic is Becoming a ‘Giant Slushie.’ ”

Click here for that report.