A historic heat wave is occurring in the Arctic, already the fastest-warming place on Earth due to the increasing accumulation of greenhouse gases. Dr. Merritt Turetsky, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado…
On Saturday, the thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees Celsius — or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit — in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk in Russia’s Sakha Republic.
By Daria Litvinova, Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Organizers of a year-long international Arctic science expedition say they have found a way to keep going despite difficulties caused by the pandemic lockdown, but it will require a three-week break in the mission.
By Frank Jordans, Associated Press
The frozen layer of soil that has underlain the Arctic tundra for millennia is now starting to thaw. This thawing, which could release vast amounts of greenhouse gases, is already changing the Arctic landscape by causing landslides, draining lakes, and…
By Ed Struzik, Yale Environment 360
Tuesday marked the release of yet another stark report detailing how the increased warming of our atmosphere is transforming the planet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Report Card includes some grim news for wildlife, native communities and…
The 14th iteration of NOAA's Arctic Report Card paints a bleak picture of wildlife invasions, animal die-offs, massive algal blooms, melting ice and disappearing ways of life.
A quarter of Earth’s permafrost is expected to thaw by 2100 even if climate goals are met, which could release up to 400 billion metric tons of carbon into the air.
By Nerilie Abram, The Conversation
Time will tell if this is a record summer for Greenland ice melt, but the pattern over the past 20 years is clear.
By PBS NewsHour
After Europe experienced record-breaking temperatures this month, climate scientists are now concerned that a heat wave will settle farther north. This week, a so-called “heat dome” is expected to strike over the Arctic, causing worries about potential ice melt and…
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