Russian navy discovered five new islands in the Arctic

Russian navy discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in Vize Bay off Novaya Zemlya, the remote Arctic.
Sheena

Updated: Oct 23, 2019 04:01:36 pm

23 October 2019 Current Affairs:Russian navy discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in Vize Bay off Novaya Zemlya, the remote Arctic. The expedition undertook by the Russian Navy in August and September charted the islands which were previously hidden under glaciers. The islands are yet to be named.
These islands were glaciers previously. Melting, collapse, and change in temperature uncovered the islands.

Glacier loss:
The United Nations report on global warming said that from 2015 to 2019, Glacier's loss in the Arctic was more than in any other five-year period on record.

Russia in the Arctic:
In recent years, Russia has opened a series of military and scientific bases in the Arctic. The mission aims to check if the rising temperatures open up shipping routes and make hitherto inaccessible mineral resources easier to exploit.
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