By Tim Radford, Climate News Network It’s long been established that Arctic ice is on the retreat, but it’s the pace of change that’s surprising scientists: latest studies show the region is at its warmest in 40,000 years.
The Siberian Department of Spetsstroy of Russia has begun work on the construction of buildings and structures on one of the islands of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago,
Reports out of the Arctic over the past year have been anything but encouraging for planet-watchers, and this new video tracking 25 years of ice melt isn't any better New Video Shows 25 Years of Arctic Ice Melt in Seconds was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Jim Thomas Quote: "Each animal has different ways of managing children in arctic conditions, and it's fascinating to watch, even if none of the emperor penguins ever start tap dancing."
Polar vortex, polar vortex, blah blah blah. Yes, it's still very cold. After four months of suffering through the arctic chill, your skincare routine is probably already winterized, so let's move onto the fun things like spring nail-polish colors. The newest shades hit our desks and fingertips this week, with... More »
An Arctic tern takes off from the water at Potter Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 6, 2010. [AP File Photo] On March 7, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry issued instructions to all diplomats around the world on combating climate change. Show More Summary
Scientists predicted a decade ago the loss of Arctic ice would dry out California and the very change in the jet stream that has driven the current drought. One of those scientists told me last week, “the actual situation in the next...Show More Summary
Dr. Alan Farragut and his team from the Centre for Disease Control are deployed to a remote, high-tech base in the Arctic to investigate the outbreak of a potentially lethal virus. People on the base are dying, others are being driven insane and base commander Dr. Show More Summary
The United States Navy is drawing up a plan to operate in what is rapidly becoming a seasonally-open Arctic Ocean, and thus a new theater of operations. The amount of sea ice that covers the Arctic Ocean at the end of melt season in September has receded by about 3% per decade since 1981, with a record low set in 2012. Show More Summary
Another day, another adorable seal washed ashore on one of our sandy city-area beaches: a young arctic seal visited the metropolitan area today, rolling around in the sand on Rockaway Beach near Beach 21st Street like some gutter punk chewing on the rhythm of his bubble gum. Show More Summary
Starting tomorrow, Eric Larsen and his 3-person team of adventurers will start off on an epic journey to traverse the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. The goal: break the current expedition speed...Show More Summary
For our second Science Graphic of the Week, we bring you some beautiful views of some bad news. The images in the gallery above show how pulses of warm water, dumped into chilly Arctic seas by rivers crossing continents, are...
(Photo: U.S. Geological Survey) This week, I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the Economist’s Arctic Summit, held in London. The summit brought leaders from the oil and gas, shipping, and mining industries together with world leaders, academics, and others to talk about various aspects of development in the Arctic region.
The heat from warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each summer, a new NASA study finds.
The analysis considers that the US Arctic Ocean presents almost a perfect storm of risks: a requirement for a long-term capital-intensive investment for uncertain
Some claim global warming is responsible for the melting of arctic ice. Even worse, Chipotle restaurants claim it is responsible for the possible elimination of guacamole from its menu. According to the annual report of Chipotle Restaurants, some of their popular ingredients are becoming scarce due to climate change. Show More Summary
The melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade, according to new research from a team including Prof Julienne Stroeve (Professor of Polar Observation and Modelling at UCL Earth Sciences). read more
Photo by Flickr user threelayercake What do the Arctic’s ice cap, America’s bee population and Chipotle’s guacamole have in common? They’re all potential casualties of global climate change. In Chipotle’s 2013 annual report, the company...Show More Summary
The ice-free season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade, according to new research from a team including Prof Julienne Stroeve (UCL Earth Sciences). New analysis of satellite data shows the Arctic Ocean absorbing ever more of the sun's energy in summer, leading to an ever later appearance of sea ice in the autumn. Show More Summary