Barents Sea just crossed a climate tipping point — and we watched it happen

We’ve changed the sea.

Companies push to start drilling for oil in Arctic refuge

Pristine no more — drilling might soon commence in the Alaskan Arctice.

Boaty McBoatface to lead 5-year expedition to one of the fastest-melting glaciers

It’s one of the last barriers holding back a lot of water from hitting the ocean.

Arctic sea ice chock-full of microplastics, with over 12,000 particles per litre of ice

It should basically be called Arctic sea plastic by now.

The Arctic’s convection engine is grinding to a halt, flooded by meltwater

Melting Arctic ice is already leaving its mark on the oceans.

Climate change is link between record-low Arctic ice cover, freak weather in Europe and the US

The Arctic’s getting really hot.

Norway to invest $13 million in “Doomsday” Seed Vault

We hope this vault will never be needed. But just in case…

Light pollution from research ship makes Artic zooplankton return to the deep

A team of researchers modified a kayak, equipped it with sensors, a petrol engine, strapped it to a ship, and set out to sea to measure zooplankton’s reaction to artificial light.

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