Arctic sea ice

  • Melting Arctic ice and US wildfires are linked

    Research into the connection between diminishing polar sea ice and western US wildfires shows tha...

    Melting sea ice in the Arctic is helping to fuel western US wildfires, scientists say.The odd-seeming link was di...

    Climate January 5, 2022
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  • Arctic ‘transitioning’ to a new climate

    Extremes are becoming routine, study suggests.

    The Arctic has started to transition from predominantly frozen to an entirely different climate, according to a new r...

    Climate September 15, 2020
  • Ice, permafrost and Siberian caves

    Cold scientists find clues to a puzzling relationship.

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    Climate January 9, 2020
  • Arctic sea-ice loss not the reason for cold winters

    Research suggests a ‘minimal influence’ at best.

    The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change is not to blame for severe cold winter weather across Asia...

    Climate August 12, 2019
  • Climate change report shows the current reality

    Experts respond to the grim reality of climate change.

    The World Meteorological Organisation’s State of the Global Climate report has been released and makes for grim readi...

    ASC Edits March 28, 2019
  • Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts'

    Ice core data indicate huge increase, with worse predicted. Nick Carne reports.

    Surface melting across Greenland's ice sheet has gone dangerously into overdrive and shows no sign of abating, accord...

    Climate December 5, 2018
  • Watching glaciers from above

    NASA’s Operation IceBridge monitors the Arctic ice from the sky.

    NASA’s P-3 aircraft passes over an iceberg off Greenland while monitoring the Arctic ice. NASA/Joe MacGregorThis ph...

    Climate May 14, 2017
  • NASA perfects sea ice forecasting technique

    Taking a longer view has given scientists a clearer picture.

    NASA has developed a new forecasting model that allows researchers to make better estimates of the rate of loss of Ar...

    Earth Sciences March 5, 2017
  • How much Arctic sea ice have you melted today?

    For every metric tonne of carbon dioxide emitted, three square metres of sea ice is lost, climate...

    Arctic sea ice extent is shrinking – and it's linked to the carbon dioxide humans have been pumping into the atmosphe...

    Climate November 3, 2016
  • Polar bears on thin ice

    Earlier thaw and later freeze means the iconic hunters have less time to feed and breed.

    Mario HoppmannPolar bears need sea ice to hunt and breed. But a study published last week in the journal The Cryosp...

    Climate September 19, 2016
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