World’s Largest Ice Shelf Is Melting 10 Times Faster Than Expected
Critical parts of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf are eroding due to solar heating of surface waters.
Dozens of Polar Bears Overtake Russian Island and Cause State of Emergency
"Daily life is in turmoil."
NASA Will Measure Polar Ice Cover Down to the Centimeter with Lasers From Space
ICESat-2 will collect 250 times as many elevation measurements as its predecessor, ICESat.
Arctic Heat Wave
It's the Middle of Winter and the Temperature at the North Pole Is Above Freezing
The sun won't rise at the North Pole for nearly a month, and yet you could still walk around there with just a normal winter coat.
A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica
“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”
The Arctic Is Getting Greener But Its Caribou Are Dying
Some Indigenous communities rely on the caribou hunt.
A Giant Iceberg the Size of Delaware Is About to Break Away From Antarctica
Ice shelves are floating buttresses to glaciers on the mainland.
Arctic Sea Ice Is Struggling to Reform in Record-Hot Temperatures
2016 is not very chill.
Can the Endangered Species Act Adapt to Climate Change?
If threatened species are going to survive climate change, so must the Endangered Species Act.
Inuit Are Embedding Sensors in the Ice Because It's Getting Dangerously Thin
The SmartICE project combines traditional knowledge and new technology.
2016 Is Breaking All Kinds of Climate Records, and It’s Only Half Over
January to June has been the warmest half-year on record.
A Melting Antarctica Could Push Sea Levels to Rise More than 3 Feet by 2100
A new study suggests that sea-level rise could happen faster than predicted.