A massive pool of Arctic air is plunging south through the Great Plains. Triggered by a broad dip in the jet stream (an atmospheric trough), the dense, frigid air is sliding down along the Front Range and will soon encompass much ofShow More Summary
It's a dreary December day with plenty of rain and a bit of sleet, but the sun comes back tomorrow.
Canada's caribou population has reached "all-time low" levels, particularly in the eastern Arctic, where the animal was classified as endangered Monday along with the monarch butterfly, according to a committee of scientific experts...
Scientists are trying to figure out what has been happening to the Arctic Sea. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more on why its ice is melting.
This eye-opening film from Patagonia called The Refuge shines the spotlight on the Gwich’in people of Alaska and Canada and the debate about drilling in the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Watch Patagonia’s The Refuge right now: Wow, right? Sign the Care2 Petition and let’s defend the Arctic Refuge from oil drilling. Show More Summary
China's capacity to participate in Arctic affairs is still weak. Anna Filipova/Reuters Nengye Liu, University of New England China has become more active in global governance issues. Its involvement in new regulations about the changing...Show More Summary
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) Arctic permafrost contains large stores of organic carbon that have been locked in for thousands of years. As global temperatures rise, that permafrost is starting to melt, raising concerns about the impact on climate. Show More Summary
Patagonia is using their recent winter catalogue to raise awareness of an environmental issue they’ve been working on for years: Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other resource exploitation. The outdoor...Show More Summary
Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say. Against a trend of global warming and a steady retreat of ice at earth's northern tip…
Japan's Prime Minister to visit Hawaii for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would visit Hawaii on Dec. 26 and 27 for his final summit meeting with outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama... Show More Summary
(CAGE - Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment) Two-hundred million years of geological evolution of a fault in the Earth's crust has recently been dated. Published in Nature Communications, these new findings may be used to shed light on poorly understood pathways for methane release from the heart of our planet.
The Arctic's frozen ground contains large stores of organic carbon that have been locked in the permafrost for thousands of years. As global temperatures rise, that permafrost is starting to melt, raising concerns about the impact on the climate as organic carbon becomes exposed. Show More Summary
By Linda Lam for Weather.com The record warmth that much of the U.S. experienced this fall will just be a distant memory this week. A change is coming, courtesy of the first arctic blast of the season, arriving first in the western states early in the week, then spreading east throughout much of the Lower 48 into next weekend. Show More Summary
The coldest air of the season spills into the region Friday through Sunday.
The coldest weather of the season is forecast to roar across nearly the entire the U.S. this week
By: Accuweather The coldest and most far-reaching arctic blast so far this season will spread across the majority of the contiguous United States this week. Frigid air from the depths of the Arctic will plunge into the United States as the jet stream (a fast-river of air along which storms travel) drops southward. Show More Summary
Mail on Sunday's Caroline Hendrie travelled to the Arctic in search of the Northern Lights and spotted pods of killer whales too. But there are also a whole host of other experiences.
David Welky’s “A Wretched and Precarious Situation” tells the rather less epic story of the Crocker Land expedition.
A new marine protected area in the Canadian Arctic protects species and habitats, prevents oil and gas development and safeguards economic activities for Inuvialuit. A block of the Beaufort Sea off the Parry Peninsula in the Amundsen...Show More Summary