Arctic

Sleeping climate giant stirs in the Arctic: Ancient deposits of trapped methane are spewing the potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, scientists claim International researchers on a Russian research...

Always fancied yourself as a landlord? Well, one of the world’s most northerly bars – located in the Arctic North between Norway and the North Pole – is looking for a new owner.  The pub, called...

THE September heatwave has come to an end – and Brits can expect to shiver as an Arctic blast brings the first frost of the autumn next week. Temperatures will plunge by 10c over the next two days...

THE September heatwave has come to an end – and Brits can expect to shiver as an Arctic blast brings the first frost of the autumn next week. Temperatures will plunge by 10c over the next two days...

Arctic sea ice falls to second lowest level on record after a ‘crazy’ year of heat waves and forest fires in the region Arctic sea ice was at 1.44 million square miles at the end of the summer...

This summer’s Arctic sea-ice shrank to its second lowest ever extent in the era of satellite observation. The floes withdrew to just under 3.74 million sq km (1.44 million sq miles) last week, preliminary...

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle spewed 700 tonnes of CO2 a MINUTE into the atmosphere this year Total of 244 megatonnes of CO2 produced in Arctic Circle up to August 31 Equates to an average of 697 tonnes...

Arctic sea ice could completely VANISH by 2035 because intense spring sunshine creates ‘melt ponds’ on the surface which absorb heat Researchers used a computer to study Arctic sea ice melt...

Arctic rivers turn red as shocking videos show catastrophic scale of environmental disaster after 20,000 tonnes of fuel leaked from a Russian power station Aerial images show the extent of the spill stretching...

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle. The spill happened when a fuel tank at a power plant...

Unprecedented heat wave hits the Arctic, raising temperatures to 86 degrees this week due to climate change and a high pressure system A high pressure system moved into the Arctic, bringing warm air...

Arctic birds weaken their own immune systems to save energy for hunting and keeping warm during the coldest months, study shows Study authors examined the immune system of the Svalbard rock ptarmigan  They...

Largest ozone hole ever recorded above the Arctic has CLOSED just weeks after scientists first announced its existence The largest ozone hole ever documented in the Arctic has disappeared The closure...

Arctic ocean will be ice-free in the summer before 2050 even if emission cutting goals are met, shock study reveals Sea ice in the Arctic grows and shrinks across the seasons, not melting entirely This...

A team of experts from Wageningen University, Netherlands, discovered chlamydia related bacteria three kilometres (1.9 miles) beneath he surface of the Arctic ice. Chlamydia and other related bacteria...

Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, according to a Russian expert. “Cases of cannibalism among polar...