Experts from NASA and the University of Washington (UW) have recently determined with certainty that the Arctic is losing its snow depth at an alarming rate, especially on its sea ice.
Researchers surveying the Arctic Ocean's seafloor have discovered something particularly unsettling for many climatologists. Plumes of methane, a particularly potent greenhouse gas, are rising in tiny ominous bubbles from the ocean floor. Why exactly this is happening remains unclear, but initial speculation is tying it to warning temperatures and ice melt.
Researchers are measuring the frosty waves that crash upon Arctic shores for the first time, and they are getting some stunning numbers.
NASA will be taking a deep look at ice-melt near the polar Arctic in future summers, measuring thinning ice and snow-melt with pulses of green laser light.
Polar bears are about to be seen from space, as researchers from US Geological Survey (USGS) and other organizations used satellite imagery to survey polar bear populations in their remote Arctic habitats.
In a genetic analysis published Thursday in the journal Cell, an international team of scientists unveiled the reasons why polar bears, eating their fill of blubbery marine mammals, can survive a high-fat diet.
The National Research Council (NRC) says that the United States is not adequately equipped to effectively respond to oil spills, according to their new report.
The Arctic was reportedly a “very warm” place during a period roughly 3.5 to 2 million years ago, a period that, research suggests, boasted levels of carbon dioxide comparable to today’s, according to a new National Science Foundation-funded study.