As sea ice retreats in Iceland and Greenland Seas, the traditional exchange of cold and warm currents for Europe and northern Africa could shift.
Like in the Arctic, Antarctic and even Canada, glaciers in Alaska are melting. Now, new research reveals that like their famous brethren, they may make large contributions to global sea level rise.
For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed polar bears eating white-beaked dolphins in the Arctic, and they claim it's the bizarre result of climate change.
Earth's ozone is in good shape, according to scientists, thanks to the Montreal Protocol, which has helped us avoid severe ozone depletion.
With climate change heating things up, and the Earth's poles rapidly melting, it should come as no surprise that a major Antarctic ice shelf may completely disappear by 2020, according to a new NASA study.
It's no secret that our warming climate is causing ice everywhere to melt, but now new research shows that this thaw may release a massive storehouse of carbon in long-frozen Arctic soils.
Strong ocean currents promote the release of the potent greenhouse gas methane in the Arctic, according to new research, shedding light on how they may contribute to climate change.
Scientists have long feared that as the world gets warmer, thawing permafrost may lead to a significant effect on global warming. But now new research suggests that this same Arctic permafrost may actually help us adapt to climate change.
Polar bears have enough to worry about with climate change, and now new research shows that their health is threatened by environmental contaminants, which are starting to affect their endocrine system and reproduction.
As climate change melts Arctic sea ice and forces polar bears onto steady shores, it seems that they will have to adapt to a new diet. However, it is highly unlikely that these animals will be able to survive strictly on land-based foods, according to a new study.
New research has found evidence of a positive feedback mechanism brought on by climate change in which global warming itself may intensify a rise in greenhouse gases, resulting in additional warming.
Previous research has suggested that climate change brings heat waves and cold snaps along with it, but a new study has come to a different conclusion.
With winter at its end, it appears that the extent of Arctic sea ice has reached its limit. Worryingly, it's the lowest extent ever seen, reaching only about 5.61 million square miles. What's more, this is also one of the earliest maximum extents ever reached, with most seen much further into the end of the season.
As if polar bears don't have enough problems, not only are they suffering due to climate change-related sea ice loss, but now new research indicates that pollution is giving them brain damage.
Spring is nearly upon us, and for some parts of the world, that means things will soon be heating up. Even the north remembers recent heat waves, with drought-harried regions like California likely dreading what's to come. Now new research is showing that we have the Arctic, of all places, to blame for some of the hottest days of the year.