A new study revealed that ice cliffs could break off in a process called slumping and it could trigger rapid sea level rise. Tall ice cliffs are more likely susceptible to slumping, scientists said.
Earth/Environment March 23, 2019
The Svalbard global seed vault has met its match in global warming. Arctic permafrost was thawed and flooded the vault after a series of heat waves.
Earth/Environment May 20, 2017
A malfunctioning freezer at Alberta University has destroyed a precious part of ice cores drilled from Alaskan Arctic aged many millenniums. However, 90 percent of the ice cores are safe and research on climate change may continue.
Earth/Environment April 18, 2017
A new study conducted at the University of Southern Denmark revealed that melting sea ice is boosting microscopic life in Arctic waters. The study observed the growth of algae in the Arctic waters following the warm weather.
Earth/Environment April 3, 2017
The reason of Arctic ice turning green has been attributed to the massive of bloom of phytoplankton. According to a new study, the growth of phytoplankton has expanded from 3 to 30 percent in 20 years abetted by global warming.
Earth/Environment April 1, 2017
According to research conducted by NASA, the thick layers of the Arctic sea ice are melting. In the past, huge blocks of ice would remain frozen during the hot season, but today they melt along with the new ice layers.
Earth/Environment October 31, 2016
The level of Arctic sea ice has reached its second lowest record ever in September, a new study revealed. Scientists say the trend could lead to more loss in the future and potentially result in the complete disappearance of sea ice.
Earth/Environment September 17, 2016
Arctic amplification, resulting from the loss of sea ice, could be driving global warming. How does this effect alter the global climate?
Earth/Environment June 10, 2016
Archaeologists from NOAA have discovered the remains of two American whaling vessels that sank in the Arctic long the Alaskan coast during the 19th century. The ships were believed to have been stranded because of high levels of ice formations in the area.
Earth/Environment January 11, 2016
Warming temperatures in the Arctic are having a profound effect on the region and on its wildlife, researchers say. Temperatures are rising there twice as fast as anywhere in the world, they report.
Earth/Environment December 15, 2015
Scientists express concern as Arctic Sea ice reaches its lowest winter maximum ever recorded. Coverage is lowest since satellite observations began in 1979.
Earth/Environment March 20, 2015
Arctic ice is at a record low, so why was winter so cold in the eastern United States?
Earth/Environment March 10, 2015
A new species of mollusk has been discovered in the Arctic, but could it still be swimming oceans today?
December 12, 2014
Sea ice coverage at opposite ends of the world measured; maximum Antarctic sea ice extent sets record for third straight year. In the Arctic, ice coverage approaches record lows.
September 20, 2014
Arctic ice is rapidly thinning, possibly threatening wildlife in the region, according to a study covering a century of observations.
Earth/Environment August 17, 2014
Water in the Arctic Ocean is becoming exposed due to melting ice, and that could lead to a runaway effect in the region.
Earth/Environment August 3, 2014
Arctic sea ice, already threatened by global warming, faces new onslaught from giant waves. Shipping and oil exploration in the regions could be at risk, researchers say.
Earth/Environment July 30, 2014
International science team to measure and monitor entire season of Arctic ice melt. Sensors put in place in March will make measurements all the way through to September.
Earth/Environment July 16, 2014
The USGS released a new video, showing life as a polar bear. The film could help researchers trying to protect the species.
Animals June 8, 2014
Ice cover in the Arctic reached its fifth-lowest level since 1978; in the south, ice in the Antarctic receded to the fourth-greatest extent since measurements started 36 years ago. What does this say about global temperatures?
Earth/Environment April 5, 2014