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Snowshoe hares.

Animals with white winter camouflage could struggle to adapt to climate change

Animals that turn white in the winter to hide themselves in snowy landscapes could struggle to adapt to climate change, research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Feb 15. 2018.
Polar bear with a GPS-equipped video camera collar, on the sea ice of the Beaufort sea.

Polar bears could be struggling to catch enough prey, study shows

Polar bears could be failing to hunt enough seals to meet their energy demands, new research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Feb 1. 2018.
S07BF0 Sunlight over the sea. Credit: Gary Moger / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo

State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017

The climate data for 2017 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere,... Read More

Global temperature | Jan 26. 2018.
D9GXCD Pine Island Bay in West Antarctica.

El Niño causes West Antarctica’s ice shelves to gain height yet lose mass

El Niño events are known for bringing floods to South America and contributing to wildfires in Indonesia, but new research reveals they also affect... Read More

Antarctic | Jan 8. 2018.
KG2KDA Gran Canaria after wild fire, October 2017, view upwards through burned branches of Canarian Pine trees.

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest ‘non-El Niño’ year

The year 2017 has seen some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded, only slightly below the record set in 2016. It has also seen unusually low... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 9. 2017.
Aerial view of Arctic ice, Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Arctic Circle, Alaska

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2017 is eighth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has dwindled to its summer minimum for 2017, with its smallest extent for the year clocking in at 4.64m square kilometres (sq km) on 13... Read More

Arctic | Sep 20. 2017.
Clouds rolling into a Himalayan Valley in the afternoon, a view from Yala Glacier basecamp, Nepal.

Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

Keeping global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could ensure that two-thirds of the ice stored in Asia's... Read More

Glaciers | Sep 13. 2017.
Melt water on the Greenland ice sheet near camp Victor north of Ilulissat

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Dr Ruth Mottram, Dr Peter Langen and Dr Martin Stendel are climate scientists at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, which is... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 1. 2017.
J77E94 Dhaka, Bangladesh. 22nd May, 2017. DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MAY 23 : School children return home after school keeping their school bag on head to save from heat of the sun in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 23, 2017.Temperature in Dhaka reached 38 degrees Celsius on 23rd May. Credit: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

State of the climate: Warm temperatures and low sea ice mark first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen record low sea ice extents at both poles and near-record global average temperatures – despite the absence of a... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 21. 2017.
D6HBM5 Aerial view of lush Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, farmland, home to the Amish, prolific farmers.

Warm spells in Arctic stunt crop yields across US, study suggests

Unusually warm periods in the Arctic stunt vegetation growth and crop yields across North America, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Arctic | Jul 10. 2017.
Aerial view of Antarctica from NASA's IceBridge project, which has allowed scientists to determine that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be in irreversible decline.

Guest post: Is the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet inevitable?

Prof Christina Hulbe is geophysicist in the School of Surveying at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and Dr Christian Ohneiser is a... Read More

Antarctic | Jun 1. 2017.
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