Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says yes.

Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says...

There is good news and bad news about the big warm-water “Blob” that has wreaked havoc on the North Pacific for the past three...
Permafrost thaw altering chemistry of Yukon River, signaling profound changes for entire basin

Permafrost thaw altering chemistry of Yukon River, signaling profound changes for...

As Alaska warms and permafrost thaws, the chemistry of the Yukon River’s water is transforming chemically, new research from the U.S. Geological Survey shows.Long-term...
With Arctic freeze-up coming later, some beluga whales have shifted to a later fall migration

With Arctic freeze-up coming later, some beluga whales have shifted to...

The annual freeze-up in Arctic waters off Alaska is coming later, and some beluga whales seem to have taken notice.A new study found that...
Methane may not last long in the atmosphere — but it drives rising seas for hundreds of years

Methane may not last long in the atmosphere — but it...

It seems like just about every week, there's more news on the rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere around the world...
A Svalbard fjord is showing big changes from Arctic warming

A Svalbard fjord is showing big changes from Arctic warming

All life in Kongsfjorden is challenged by the higher temperatures, the researchers say. They now publish a series of articles about their findings in...
Changes in cloud cover might be slowing Arctic warming. For now.

Changes in cloud cover might be slowing Arctic warming. For now.

In recent years, the news about sea-ice in the Arctic has been consistently bad: All 10 of the lowest summer minimum extents on record...
As Arctic warms, interest in geoengineering increases

As Arctic warms, interest in geoengineering increases

Get ready to take part in a planet-wide experiment, which could see science helping to cool the world’s temperature and provide a cheap, short-term...
Alaska’s 2016 was warmest year on record — by a wide margin

Alaska’s 2016 was warmest year on record — by a wide...

Alaska just completed its warmest year on record, a mark set by a staggering margin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Monday.The...
Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought

Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to...

Intense future climate change could have a far different impact on the world than current models predict, suggests a thought-provoking new study just out...
Report: 2016 was Earth’s hottest year on record by a wide margin, especially in Arctic

Report: 2016 was Earth’s hottest year on record by a wide...

OSLO - Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by almost 200...