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...
Polar bears’ switch to land foods showing up in lowered mercury levels

Polar bears’ switch to land foods showing up in lowered mercury...

For polar bears pushed to shore as summer sea ice vanishes, there appears to be a side benefit — mercury levels are dropping as the...
Researchers voice concern about warmer Arctic waters and effects on fish

Researchers voice concern about warmer Arctic waters and effects on fish

The waters in the Arctic are warming at an alarming pace, researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research say. That has consequences for...
A climate chain reaction: Major Greenland melting could devastate crops in Africa

A climate chain reaction: Major Greenland melting could devastate crops in...

As melting Greenland glaciers continue to pour ice into the Arctic Ocean, we have more than the rising seas to worry about, scientists say....
Dwindling spring snowpack could be a troubling sign for Alaska wolverines

Dwindling spring snowpack could be a troubling sign for Alaska wolverines

Earlier spring snowmelt in northern Alaska could mean future trouble for wolverines, elusive fur-bearing mammals that hide in snow caves when they are young...
Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists uncover an ancient Arctic methane explosion

Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists uncover an ancient Arctic methane...

Nearly 12,000 years ago, a sudden burst of methane surged from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, leaving an array of gigantic craters in...