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Broken pieces of Arctic sea ice in Svalbard, Norway.

Antarctic sea ice ‘behaving strangely’ as Arctic reaches ‘below-average’ winter peak

Antarctic sea ice is “behaving strangely” and might have entered a “new regime”, the director of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NS... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 26. 2024.
The UK Arctic Research Station in spring. Credit: NERC (1550x1033)

Ny-Ålesund: How UK scientists are studying climate change in the Arctic

The northernmost town in the world, Ny-Ålesund, has for more than 30 years hosted the UK’s Arctic Research Station – the nation’s only permane... Read More

Arctic | Feb 9. 2024.
Floating ice breaking away from Holl Island, Antarctica.

‘Exceptional’ Antarctic melt drives months of record-low global sea ice cover

Global sea ice extent is at a record low for this time of year, due to rapid Antarctic sea ice melt and below-average Arctic coverage, new data revea... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 26. 2023.
An Arctic fox in Canada.

Dwindling sea ice linked to decline of Arctic foxes in Canada’s Hudson Bay

The fast disappearance of sea ice in Canada’s Hudson Bay could be linked to a decline in Arctic foxes, according to new research. The study uses... Read More

Arctic | Jul 31. 2023.

Polar bears and climate change: What does the science say?

The image of a polar bear stranded on melting sea ice is often used as a symbol of the world’s rapidly changing climate. Yet every now and again,�... Read More

Wildlife | Dec 8. 2022.
Aerial view of the ice sheet, Greenland. Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2022

The end of the northern-hemisphere summer brings to a close the Greenland ice sheet melt season and with it confirmation that 2022 was the 26th year ... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 22. 2022.
Ice Breaking up in the North Atlantic. Image ID: WGNFDM. Credit: John G. Wilbanks / Alamy Stock Photo

The Arctic has warmed ‘nearly four times faster’ than the global average

“Arctic amplification” may be stronger than previously thought, according to new research. The phenomenon means Arctic temperatures are rising... Read More

Arctic | Aug 11. 2022.
Ice floes near Svalbard, Norway. Credit: Naturfoto-Online / Alamy Stock Photo.

Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2022 is 10th lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.88m square kilometres (km2) on 25 February. It is the 10th smallest winter ... Read More

Sea ice | Mar 22. 2022.
Arctic sea ice melt, Baffin Bay, Greenland. Credit: Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo. T8R85X

Guest post: Why does the Arctic warm faster than the rest of the planet?

While the Earth’s surface as a whole has warmed by around 1.2C since the industrial revolution, temperatures are not rising at the same rate in all... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 11. 2022.
A glacier at the edge of the ice sheet, melting water and mud are pictured in the North of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Guest post: How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This year, the Greenland ice sheet has provided a feast for scientists. A cool and wet early summer with unusually large and late snowfall in June... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 16. 2021.
Arctic sea ice floe in Svalbard

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2021 is ‘12th lowest’ on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum for 2021, clocking in at the 12th lowest on record, according to provisional data from the US National ... Read More

Sea ice | Sep 22. 2021.
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