Science Jun 25

Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

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.

World Apr 24

FILE PHOTO: Icebreaker RV Polarstern of German Alfred Wegener Institute is pictured in a shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, July 3, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo
Pandemic forces Arctic expedition to take 3-week break

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.

Science Jan 28

A permafrost slump on the shore of an unnamed lake in the Canadian Arctic.
How thawing permafrost is transforming the Arctic

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…