How Mount Everest has been preserving people’s germs from coughs and sneezes
The study led by the University of Colorado Boulder found climbers are leaving behind microbes that could survive in harsh climates for decades or even centuries
Snowmageddon: How Arctic warming is causing extreme cold in the US
A study in the journal Science that combined observations and models showed that Arctic warming likely disturbed the polar vortex – a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding Earth’s poles that weakens in summer and grows stronger in winter – yet again
Canadian polar bears near 'bear capital' continue to die at fast rate
Since the 1980s, the number of bears in the region has fallen by nearly 50 per cent, the authors found. The ice essential to their survival is disappearing
The Arctic is getting wetter: How shifting seasons will affect the wildlife and ecosystem
Arctic precipitation is increasing throughout the year, and the seasons are shifting. Much of the new precipitation is now falling as rain, sometimes during the winter, disrupting daily life for humans, wildlife, and plants
The melting Arctic ice is releasing ancient germs: Should we be worried?
The thawing permafrost is releasing organic matter that has been frozen for millennia, including bacteria and viruses. One concern is that the melting ice could release the bodies of long-dead people who might have died of an infectious disease and so release that into the world
Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news not only for polar region but the whole world
The Arctic water cycle is expected to shift from a snow-dominated one towards a rain-dominated one during the 21st century, although the timing of this is uncertain.
In the Arctic's, global warming is happening three times faster than in the rest of the world
Permafrost -- defined as soil that stays frozen year-round for at least two consecutive years -- lies under about a quarter of the land in the Northern Hemisphere.
Temperature rise in Greenland causes ice sheets to melt at twice the average rate
There was enough of melted water "to cover Florida with two inches (five cm) of water".
Explained: How Antarctica hit record temperature amid heat wave in Europe, Arctic
The new record for the maximum temperature for Antarctica is now 18.3 degrees Celsius, eclipsing the previous high of 17.5 degrees Celsius in March 2015
Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' surprises scientists, shows early signs of melting
While most of the Arctic could be free of ice in the summer by mid-century, they thought the Last Ice Area won’t be ice-free until 2100.
Seeds of nearly 5,000 plants stocked in South Korea's mountains as plant extinction threatens food security
The Baekdudaegan National Arboretum Seed Vault Centre preserves nearly 100,000 seeds from 4,751 different wild plant species.
Soyuz rocket launches first Russian satellite for monitoring Arctic climate
Economic exploitation of the Arctic is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's key goals as the Arctic holds huge oil and gas reserves.
Elizabeth White on filming Frozen Planet, focusing on hope and optimism within the environmental movement
"The worst possible thing we can do is say it’s too late. Because then nobody has any will to do anything," says Elizabeth White, director of Sony BBC Earth docuseries Frozen Planet.
Where’s the sea ice? Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters
For sea ice to build up again this year, the upper layer of the Arctic Ocean needs to lose the excess heat it picked up during summer.
Records show Arctic sea ice in October was at its lowest and isn't recovering as fast find new study
Water temperatures in the eastern part of the Arctic, north of Siberia, was two to four degrees warmer than normal, and in the Baffin Bay, it was one to two degrees warmer.
'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year
The 140-million-euro expedition, consisting of a team of several hundred scientists from 20 countries, are bringing back 150 terabytes of data and more than 1,000 ice samples.
Massive chunk of Greenland's ice caps has broken off, falls into the sea; evidence of rapid climate change
The ice came off a fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden and is around 110 square kilometres big.
Well-preserved fossil of a woolly mammoth has been discovered in a Siberian lake
The faeces of the mammoth will contain a lot of information about the 'mammoth's diet as well as the pollen of ancient plants and a lot more'.
Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region hits a new record high temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius
Average temperatures in Svalbard could rise by a total of 10C by 2100 if world greenhouse gas emissions keep climbing.
What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate
Research shows that if warming exceeds 2℃, major ice shelves would collapse, releasing ice, lifting the sea level by up to three metres by 2300.