Spiking temperatures in the Arctic startle scientists

Spiking temperatures in the Arctic startle scientists

A spate of extreme warmth in the Arctic over the past two months has startled scientists, who warn high temperatures may lead to record-low...
Pre-Christmas melt? North Pole forecast to warm 50 degrees above normal Thursday

Pre-Christmas melt? North Pole forecast to warm 50 degrees above normal...

It's not normal, and it's happening again.For the second year in a row in late December and for the second time in as many...
Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump

Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish...

Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of...
Change in the Arctic this year was unlike any ever seen before, scientists say

Change in the Arctic this year was unlike any ever seen...

The meltdown at the top of the world proceeded at an unprecedented clip over the past year, a sweeping scientific report said Tuesday.The annual Arctic...
Arctic just had its warmest year on record ‘by far,’ scientists report

Arctic just had its warmest year on record ‘by far,’ scientists...

The Arctic saw the warmest temperatures ever recorded in 2016, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Air...
Polar bear numbers seen declining a third from Arctic sea ice melt

Polar bear numbers seen declining a third from Arctic sea ice...

Rising temperatures that melt sea ice in the Arctic will probably reduce the polar bear population by a third over the next few decades,...
Stalking snowy owls — and the mystery of their wintertime migration

Stalking snowy owls — and the mystery of their wintertime migration

The following is excerpted with permission from the new book, “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls,” by Paul Bannick (Braided...
Svalbard reindeer are shrinking as their Arctic environment changes

Svalbard reindeer are shrinking as their Arctic environment changes

OSLO — Reindeer are shrinking on Svalbard in a side-effect of climate change that has curbed winter food for animals often depicted as pulling Father Christmas'...
Pace of climate change in Svalbard poses challenge for scientists

Pace of climate change in Svalbard poses challenge for scientists

Scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute argue in an article in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that climate changes are happening so fast in the...
Studies paint grim outlook for mammal species

Studies paint grim outlook for mammal species

By this point, a single academic paper predicting a sharp decline in polar-bear populations over the next 40 years is, unfortunately, not all that...