sea ice

polar bears

Dozens of Polar Bears Overtake Russian Island and Cause State of Emergency

"Daily life is in turmoil."
Sarah Emerson
2.11.19
space lasers

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.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.18
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.
Rebecca Flowers
2.26.18
Mysteries

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”
Kate Lunau
10.10.17
arctic greening

The Arctic Is Getting Greener But Its Caribou Are Dying

Some Indigenous communities rely on the caribou hunt.
Lisa Cumming
4.26.17
News

Arctic Sea Ice Is Struggling to Reform in Record-Hot Temperatures

2016 is not very chill.
Jordan Pearson
11.14.16
climate change

Can the Endangered Species Act Adapt to Climate Change?

If threatened species are going to survive climate change, so must the Endangered Species Act.
Sarah Emerson
10.26.16
Canada

Inuit Are Embedding Sensors in the Ice Because It's Getting Dangerously Thin

The SmartICE project combines traditional knowledge and new technology.
Kate Lunau
9.2.16
Canada

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.
Kate Lunau
7.19.16
Melt

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.
Kate Lunau
3.30.16
russia

Why Global Warming Means a Snowier Eurasia

It may seem like a paradox, but a hotter Arctic can lead to colder winters across Eurasia.
Derek Mead
10.27.14
earth

An Atlas of Marine Species in the Antarctic's Changing Climate

Maps from a new atlas are the 'most thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean.'
Victoria Turk
9.1.14