Scientists challenge magazine story about ‘uninhabitable Earth’

Scientists challenge magazine story about ‘uninhabitable Earth’

The temptation to paint a dire picture of climate change, at a time when the Trump administration seems bent on questioning a widely accepted...
The Arctic is full of mercury, and scientists think they know how it’s getting there

The Arctic is full of mercury, and scientists think they know...

The remote Arctic tundra may seem like the last place on Earth human pollution should be causing a problem - yet it's filled with...
Industrial pollution might be a lot more widespread in Greenland’s ice sheet than we thought

Industrial pollution might be a lot more widespread in Greenland’s ice...

Industrial contaminants may be prevalent enough in Greenland's ice sheet to have influenced the genomes of microbes that live there, causing them to evolve the...
As sea ice gets scarcer, polar bear attacks on people become more frequent

As sea ice gets scarcer, polar bear attacks on people become...

As Arctic sea ice has dwindled, polar bear attacks on people have increased — correlated trends that point to distressed conditions for bears forced to...
Research at a sub-glacial lake in Iceland might help find life on icy moons

Research at a sub-glacial lake in Iceland might help find life...

A new strain of bacteria found in a lake underneath Vatnajökull, Iceland’s greatest glacier, revealed how life might thrive in subsurface oceans on the...
New research reinforces view of link between rising Arctic temperatures and extreme cold farther south

New research reinforces view of link between rising Arctic temperatures and...

As if melting glaciers, thawing permafrost and starving polar bears weren't enough, scientists are finding that the effects of climate change in the Arctic...
Speedier sea ice in warming Arctic could spread pollution farther

Speedier sea ice in warming Arctic could spread pollution farther

In the Arctic, bad news for one country could mean bad news for all. As the region warms faster than the rest of the...
A warming Arctic means more wildfires sparked by lightning

A warming Arctic means more wildfires sparked by lightning

Weeks after multiple lightning-caused wildfires in Southwest and Western Alaska were extinguished, a NASA study released Monday shows that these types of fires are...
Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level...
Wildfires can cause glaciers to melt from over a thousand miles away, scientists find

Wildfires can cause glaciers to melt from over a thousand miles...

For the first time, scientists have tracked soot from Canadian wildfires all the way to the Greenland ice sheet where the dark, sunlight-absorbing particles...