New research has revealed that the Arctic is losing its ponds, with the important habitats shrinking more every day. This may seem like a strange revelation for some, as past research has revealed that the Arctic continues to melt in the wake of climate change. Wouldn't more melt water mean more ponds? Now, a pair of researchers explain what's really going on.
It's no surprise that Arctic sea ice is thinning, however, a new study shows that the rate at which it's disappearing is much faster and steadier than scientists previously thought.
Warm Atlantic Ocean waters are causing sea ice to melt in the Arctic, further contributing to the disappearance of this land mass, according to new research.
Every year, thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise their young along a shallow, 30-mile-long shelf off the coast of northwest Alaska. One of the Chukchi Sea's most biologically productive spots, it is an important feeding ground for bowhead whales too. And yet, it also happens to be just downstream from a number of oil and gas leases. Now, the US federal government is stepping in, granting new protections to ensure the safety of the spot.
Apparently a natural seepage of methane has been emitting from an Arctic seabed for the last 2.7 million years, a new study reveals.
As scientists continue to monitor the Arctic for changes in the face of climate change, they recently discovered some staggering new information - temperatures in the region are rising twice as fast as anywhere else on Earth, a new NOAA-led report says.
Nearly four years ago, geological surveys of the Arctic Ocean seafloor revealed the presence of shells buried deep in its sediment. Now researchers have analyzed these specimens to discover something astounding: they are million-year-old bivalve mollusks - a new genus and species of their own to add to the fossil records.
Arctic sea ice may completely disappear in our lifetime, according to recent research, which isn't surprising given that ice extent in the region reached an all-time low this year, shrinking to its sixth-lowest level on record.
Extreme weather plaguing the Arctic town of Longyearbyen is causing problems for the region's reindeer, as well as its people, according to new a new study.
A gene that was once helpful to ancient people living in the Arctic is today shown to be harmful to us, as researchers surprisingly found during a new study.
New research has shown that previous carbon models just don't add up, and that we have yet to truly understand the state of Arctic carbon.
For the third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is set to smash a new record this month. But while Antarctica's sea ice soars, the Arctic ice cap is still shrinking, making scientists ponder over the effects of global warming, a new report released Tuesday imparts.
One of two long-lost British explorer ships that mysteriously vanished in the Arctic in 1846 was recently discovered, Canada's prime minister announced Tuesday, possibly solving one of history's biggest puzzles.
Thanks to a detailed analysis of ancient DNA, archaeologists have revealed the settlement history of the Arctic's earliest people, a new study describes.
A vast amount of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost is being converted into carbon dioxide (CO2) once it enters freshwater systems - a process that is worrying experts tracking climate change. This process was long thought to be enabled by microbial activity, but a new study identifies that sunlight itself might be the true culprit.