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Arctic sea ice declines to record low

With a few weeks in the melt season yet to go, Arctic sea ice has broken the record for minimum summer extent. Satellites registered 4.1 million square kilometres of sea ice on 26 August, edging out the record of 4.17 million square kilometres set on 18 September, 2007, according to scientists at NASA and the National Snow & Ice Date Center in Boulder, Colorado. 

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