Fishing banned in the thawing Arctic for the next 16 years in historic pact

Sometimes, the world can work together for the common gold.

Scientists find blocks of polystyrene at the North Pole

The Arctic is screwed.

Arctic ice is turning green, and now we know why

Green is not always good.

Aerosol emissions kept climate change in check over the Arctic until Clean Air regulations

Emissions work both ways. Well, worked.

US and Canada ban offshore drilling in the Arctic

Obama hopes the move will be hard to undo for his successor.

The most depressing report of the year says 2016 saw unprecedented warming in the Arctic

Things aren’t looking good up north.

We should prepare for bad surprises in the Arctic climate, new report finds

Unless we start reducing fossil fuel consumption drastically and fast, irreversible changes will happen in the Arctic and that will affect all of us.

Legendary 1848 ship found in the Arctic in pristine shape

Searches in the Canadian Arctic have located the H.M.S. Terror, which mysteriously disappeared 168 years ago. The ship was found in pristine condition at the bottom of a bay.

Why sonar needs to adapt to new sound highways in the Arctic

Climate change is creating super corridors for sound waves beneath the Arctic.

NASA study suggests that one-fifth of global warming missed by historical records

The main cause lies in the lack of available data from the Arctic.

Climate change is making the Arctic red — and we should be very worried about it

A tiny algae could spiral out of control with huge consequences.

Why one pole is melting, while the other is still packed with ice

In the past decade, ice extent at the two poles couldn’t be more different. The Arctic has seen its 13 smallest maximum ice extents in the last 13 years, and since 1979 lost 620,000 square miles of winter sea ice cover, an area more than twice the size of Texas. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, ice cover has actually increased despite warming trends

Ancient people survived the Arctic 45,000 years ago

Archaeologists working in the arctic have found evidence that ancient humans made it to the arctic some 45,000 years ago.

What polar inhabitants want from a climate deal

While the climate talks in Paris are carrying on in full force, it’s important to keep in mind that most of climate change isn’t actually affecting the ones causing it. The polar regions, the south Pacific and small islands are the ones suffering the most. The governments of Nunavut (Canada) and Greenland (Denmark) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) released a

Thawing permafrost might cost us trillions in the long run

Specialists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Colorado estimate that the effects of climate change are going to take a hefty toll on our economy — $326 trillion in damage by the year 2200, roughly $201 million each hour, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Global warming lets mosquitoes thrive in the Arctic, threatening wildlife

The Arctic is overrun with giant mosquitoes: larger, furrier versions of the mosquitoes we all know and hate. As temperatures in the Arctic continue to rise, these mosquitoes can not only brood for a longer period of time, but they can survive more, in higher numbers. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences this is a major problem, and one that will continue to grow as the planet gets hotter.

Grab a glass and pour a drink, there’s ice a-plenty: Arctic sea ice on the rebound

As the climate changes and temperatures keep growing, you’d assume that polar ice coverage would be shrinking. Not so says a new study by Time that shows how Arctic sea ice volume grew by more than a quarter after the summers of 2013 and 2014.

‘Everything is NOT awesome’: Greenpeace viral video slashes Shell-Lego partnership

Greenpeace premiered a video yesterday that campaign’s against Shell’s plans of drilling in the Arctic, but primarily targets a proxy company, Lego. The ad wants to move the Danish toy company to cancel its deal with Shell that will put Lego toys in hundreds of gas stations. In the video, an oil-stricken Arctic depicted in a set comprised of 120kg

Canadian Arctic was once home to giant ancient camel

We typically tend to associate camels with dry, barren, scorching hot deserts, but the truth is the animals first originated in North America’s Arctic region. A recent discovery of an ancient giant camel in Canada’s High Arctic region adds further weight to this claim, and shows just how adaptable the animal was in its migration from freezing cold to melting

Arctic sea resumes massive melting

There’s only a month until the melt season theoretically melts and the refreezing time begins, but until then, the polar ice cap has begun shrinking again, and shows no signs of even slowing down the shrinking. “With about a month left in the sea ice melt season, the amount of further ice loss will depend mostly on weather patterns,” the