Alaska Ocean Observing System
Whatever you do, please don’t rely on MSM for any meaningful analysis. With a bit of fiddling with the data available at the link above, you can draw your own conclusions. MSNBC, CBS, Fox, PBS; all great for entertainment, but don’t count on any of them for truthful reporting. Always remember, they actually sell advertising; that is their primary business.
If you really are interested in polar ice, you might find this interesting. It doesn’t delve into the issue of causation (which is a political hot potato), but it provides analysis of data and a view into future Arctic shipping routes.