This image provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows the Arctic sea ice extent on Sept. 13, 2013 in white. The orange-colored border surrounding it shows the median extent for Sept. 13 from 1981-2010. The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that’s much higher than last year’s record low, according to The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Friday, September 20th, 2013