Ice measured in the Arctic sea down from last year

September 22, 2014 8:49 PM

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NEW YORK - Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring.

The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Monday that the ice reached its seasonal minimum on Sept. 17 of 5 million square kilometres. That's down a bit from 2013, but not near as low as the record-setting 2012. It is still 19 per cent below average.

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