Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January – UN

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January –...

GENEVA — The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological...
Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird Arctic weather

Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird...

With the most recent blast of exceptionally warm air into the Arctic at the end of last week, marking the third time this winter...
Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary US data show

Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary US data show

OSLO — Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary...
Study finds human-made toxics in creatures even in deepest part of oceans

Study finds human-made toxics in creatures even in deepest part of...

OSLO — Shrimp-like creatures living in the deepest parts of the oceans contain high levels of human-made toxic substances, scientists said on Monday.Tiny crustaceans, such...
NASA took on an unprecedented study of Greenland’s melting. Now, the data are coming in.

NASA took on an unprecedented study of Greenland’s melting. Now, the...

Back in 2015, in a moment of science communication genius, NASA created a mission called "OMG." The acronym basically ensured that a new scientific...
Temperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing — for the third time this winter

Temperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing — for the third time...

While much of the Northeast was forced to batten down the hatches this week against strong winds, heavy snow and other icy conditions, the...
Alaska’s far north an outlier as January temperatures stay near historic average

Alaska’s far north an outlier as January temperatures stay near historic...

January may have felt chilly to Alaskans who have become accustomed to successive mild winters, but it was actually a slightly warmer-than-normal month compared...
January sea-ice extent hits record low

January sea-ice extent hits record low

Despite an accelerating growth rate at the end of the month, January 2017 set a record for the lowest sea-ice extent for the month,...
Northern lights could be headed toward a 400-year low

Northern lights could be headed toward a 400-year low

Think of something "Arctic" and (aside from polar bears), the northern lights might come to mind. However, while the phenomenon indeed becomes more common...
Russia’s Arctic saw unprecedented warmth in 2016

Russia’s Arctic saw unprecedented warmth in 2016

The year 2016 was the warmest on the northern hemisphere on record, and temperatures in the Arctic were by far the most extreme, the Hydrometeorological...