Russia evacuates drifting Arctic research station
Russia has ordered the urgent evacuation of the 16-strong crew of a drifting Arctic research station after ice floe that hosts the floating laboratory began to disintegrate, officials said Thursday.
Don't pin US tornado on climate change, UN panel head says
Pinning the deadly tornado in the US state of Oklahoma on climate change is wrongheaded, even though the world is set to see a rise in high-profile weather disasters due to global warming, the leader of a ...
Ice-free Arctic may be in our future, says research
Analyses of the longest continental sediment core ever collected in the Arctic, recently completed by an international team led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, provide ...
Caribou the missing piece of arctic warming puzzle
In the first study of its type in Canada, new research has shown caribou have a role to play in climate warming in the arctic. Despite declining herd numbers, caribou grazing is controlling plant growth in ...
Sunlit snow triggers atmospheric cleaning, ozone depletion in the Arctic
(Phys.org) —A Purdue University-led team of researchers discovered sunlit snow to be the major source of atmospheric bromine in the Arctic, the key to unique chemical reactions that purge pollutants and ...
Arctic nearly free of summer sea ice during first half of 21st century
For scientists studying summer sea ice in the Arctic, it's not a question of "if" there will be nearly ice-free summers, but "when." And two scientists say that "when" is sooner than many thought—before ...
US, China agree climate change working group
The United States and China will establish a joint working group on climate change, they said Saturday, adding that they have a shared view on the "increasing dangers" of global warming.
Greenpeace 'polar bears' protest Arctic oil drilling
Two Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears boarded an oil platform in Norway on Wednesday to protest against Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil's planned drilling in the Arctic.
Northern hemisphere summers warmest in 600 years (Update)
Harvard researchers are adding statistical nuance to our understanding of how modern and historical temperatures compare.
New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades
Rising temperatures will lead to a massive "greening" of the Arctic by mid-century, as a result of marked increases in plant cover, according to research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ...
Volunteers use historic US ship logbooks to uncover Arctic climate data
(Phys.org) —Citizen-scientists around the world are poring through digital versions of 19th century logbooks of mariners who sailed from Pacific Northwest and California ports to explore the Arctic and ...
Chemicals pollutants threaten health in the Arctic
Studies uncover risks and threats to Arctic inhabitant's health that might be due to contaminants brought by warmer air and sea water currents resulting from climate change.
Warmer climate boosts northern crops but the bad soon outweighs the good
Climate change is creating warmer growing conditions in parts of the Earth's northern regions, a new study has found, but experts warn that drought and heat wil soon cancel out the agricultural benefits.
Glaciers will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible, warn scientists
Canada's Arctic Archipelago glaciers will melt faster than ever in the next few centuries. Research by European funded scientists has shown that 20 per cent of the Canadian Arctic glaciers may have disappeared by the end ...