Arctic exploration provides window on future climate change
Climate model projections show that the Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free by the summer by 2060. However, the record lows in sea ice extent of 2007 and 2012 demonstrated that these projections were ...
Norway mulls broadband coverage in Arctic (Update)
Norway may provide high-speed Internet in one of the few places on Earth where it's not available: the Arctic.
Study targets biodiversity conservation under-funders
If you take into consideration how much a country is expected to spend on conserving biodiversity, based on its size, wealth and share of biodiversity, a new study uncovers some surprising delinquents.
GPM spreads its wings in solar array deployment test
(Phys.org) —NASA successfully completed two pre-vibration solar array deployment tests of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite on June 6 and June 15, 2013.
Obama's climate strategy falls short: experts (Update)
Environmental groups said Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's plan to combat climate change is long overdue but not enough to reverse a global problem that is outpacing the solutions.
May global temperatures third warmest on record
Global temperatures last month tied with 1998 and 2005 as the third warmest for a month of May since record-keeping began in 1880, US scientists said Thursday.
Meteorologists meet to mull weird British weather (Update)
Come rain, wind or sunshine, weather has long been one of Britain's main topics of conversation. Now it has also become a mystery.
Science explores deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet
Researchers are embarking on an ambitious four-year project to explore some of the deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet. The aim is to collect and screen samples of mud and sediment from huge, ...
Facebook starts first servers outside the US (Update)
Facebook on Wednesday started processing data through its first server farm outside the United States, on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
Is a sleeping climate giant stirring in the Arctic?
(Phys.org) —Flying low and slow above the wild, pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane, research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, ...
Noctilucent clouds get an early start
Every summer, something strange and wonderful happens high above the north pole. Ice crystals begin to cling to the smoky remains of meteors, forming electric-blue clouds with tendrils that ripple hypnotically ...
Climate change in the Arctic affecting health in parts of Europe
Climate change in the Arctic is more evident than in most parts of the world, with global warming moving at a rate of almost twice the global average. But this also has an effect on some parts of Europe, ...
Climate and land use: Europe's floods raise questions
Less than three months after being battered by snow and ice, central Europe now finds itself fighting floods—and some scientists are pointing the finger at human interference with the climate system.
Sunrise 2: A journey to the active Sun
(Phys.org) —Four years after its first mission, the Sunrise team is preparing the balloon-borne solar observatory for a second flight. The launch is expected in the next days.