The magnetic north pole is always shifting, but recent years has seen it move at unprecedented speed. Scientists explain why these sudden jerks are occurring in a groundbreaking new paper.
Earth/Environment April 23, 2019
The Earth's north and south magnetic poles are due for a reverse. The last time it shifted was some 780,000 years ago in a Laschamp event. Can human race survive this kind of pole reversal?
Space January 31, 2018
The sea ice level in the Arctic has hit a record low. At the winter peak in early March, it has come down to an ice area of 5.57 million square miles, less than the 35,000 square miles recorded in 2015.
Earth/Environment March 23, 2017
Concerned over escalating temperature in the North Pole and loss of ice, scientists from the Arizona University have come forward with an Arctic refreezing plan that involves installing 10 million wind-powered fans to spray sea water during winter.
Earth/Environment February 16, 2017
A new study on the climate history of the North Pole suggests that the region experienced virtually ice-free summers some six to 10 million years ago. This contradicts earlier assumptions by scientists that the Arctic had always been covered in ice all year round.
Earth/Environment April 11, 2016
The planet's axis has moved eastward toward England and scientists believe that increasing global temperatures is to blame. The warming Earth has melted ice sheets and changed continental waters, which are contributory factors in the movement of the North Pole.
Earth/Environment April 10, 2016
NASA will send two sounding rockets soaring into the Northern Lights this winter. The mission is to analyze particle movement in an area close to the North Pole where the planet's magnetic field is directly linked to the solar wind.
Animals November 28, 2015
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy was able to sail all the way to the North Pole. The icebreaker is the first American surface ship to have reached the pole, unaccompanied.
Earth/Environment September 10, 2015
The future melting of the North Pole promises an economic and geopolitical boom in oil and natural gas reserves, shorter trade routes and trillions of dollars in profit. Along with this is Russia's aggressive territorial claim and the United States’ efforts to respond to the urgent demands of global warming.
Earth/Environment August 30, 2015
Kimnik, the husky that was accompanying missing Dutch explorers Philip de Roo and Marc Cornelissen, has been rescued by Canadian authorities.
Earth/Environment May 5, 2015
The Dawn spacecraft has taken the first pictures ever of the north pole of the dwarf planet Ceres. What could this mean for the future of space exploration?
Geek April 17, 2015
Santa could soon be speaking Danish, at least if the Danes have a say. Denmark recently added its name to the list of countries claiming ownership of the North Pole.
Internet Culture December 15, 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
The first findings from the ESA Swarm mission suggest that the Earth's North Pole is shifting. The Swarm mission may provide more valuable data to scientists in the near term.
Space June 24, 2014