A study outlines a series of temperature-related tipping points for the continent’s ice sheets
A 'crazy' year of heat waves and forest fires has led to Arctic sea ice melting to the second lowest level on record, according to a new study.
Green energy transition and industrial pressure on local Arctic environments notwithstanding, major financial institutions from Europe and Asia are ready to grant $9.5 billion to the Arctic LNG 2 project, Reuters reports.
The joint U.S., U.K., Norwegian and Danish exercise off Russia’s coast in the Barents Sea is the latest example of rapidly growing military tensions in the Arctic, experts say, warning of potential dangers of great power rivalry in the region.
Ice sheets' mass-loss rates in Greenland and Antarctica now match the Climate Change's worst-case sea-level rise scenarios. Time to get serious about it?
The Ob, Yenisei, and Lena rivers flow into the Kara and Laptev seas and account for about half of the total freshwater runoff to the Arctic Ocean.
ANTARCTICA scientists were stunned when they uncovered a number of bizarre creatures in one of the deepest parts of the Southern Ocean, leading one to exclaim "we've never seen anything like this before".
SYOWA STATION, Antarctica--Researchers say an underwater hot spot, where warm seawater runs under one of the fastest moving glaciers in Antarctica, is causing the ice to melt faster.
Sailing via the North Pole was impossible until the 1950s. Now, it is all but inevitable.
The unprecedented development of petroleum resources in and around the shallow waters of the Ob Bay threatens a unique ecosystem.
In concessions to Russia, the International Maritime Organisation has watered down draft rules to protect the Arctic from oil spills and black carbon pollution
Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenarios.
Northwest summers mean salmon on the grill. While Alaskans fill freezers with their own catch – our freezers are filled with enough salmon to last until next summer – those grilling elsewhere must buy either farm-raised salmon or wild sockeye salmon caught in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
In March, soon after arriving aboard the Polarstern, a German icebreaker frozen into Arctic sea ice, Jennifer Hutchings watched as ice broke up around the ship, weeks earlier than expected. Even as scientists on the research cruise scrambled to keep field instruments from plunging into the ocean, Hutchings, who studies ice deformation at Oregon State University, Corvallis, couldn’t suppress a thrill at seeing the crack up, as if she had spotted a rare bird. “I got to observe firsthand what I studied,” she says.
Antarctic ice shelves can disappear astonishingly fast — sometimes in minutes or hours — as meltwater surges through cracks in their surface.