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ARCTIC FIRST: Ship sails top of the world without icebreaker

29 Aug 17 - A Russian tanker has travelled through the northern sea route in record speed and without an icebreaker escort for the first time, highlighting how climate change is opening up the high Arctic.

Walruses mob beach as Arctic sea ice disappears

21 Aug 17 - A remote island off Alaska has been mobbed by thousands of Pacific walruses in the earliest known "haul out" for the species.

Scientists find 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

14 Aug 17 - Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.

Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

13 Jul 17 - A trillion-tonne expanse of ice that has broken off Antarctica's Larsen C shelf isn't going to raise sea level on its own, but it can't be viewed in isolation.

Changing climate could mean end of the Emperor penguin

11 Jul 17 - Antarctica's iconic Emperor penguins might not be able to handle a changing climate and could be extinct by the end of the century, a new report says.

Scientists know how big the Larsen C iceberg will be

6 Jul 17 - Just three miles separate the Larsen C crack — a rift slicing the front off a major Antarctic ice shelf — from open water.

OPINION: The view from Antarctica

3 Jul 17 - A week in Antarctica gives Sustainable Business Council chair and Toyota New Zealand chief executive ALISTAIR DAVIS hope that humans can and will act on climate change.

Antarctica's ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100

30 Jun 17 - Climate change will cause ice-free areas on Antarctica to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, says a new study.

Huge Antarctic melt raises fears of 3m sea level rise

19 Jun 17 - Scientists have documented one of the most extensive melting events ever recorded in West Antarctica, an area that holds enough land ice to raise sea level by about 3.3 metres if it fully melted.

Arctic icebergs freeze climate research plans

19 Jun 17 - Canadian scientists have to think again as unusual Arctic warmth puts shipping at risk and icebergs freeze climate research plans.

Massive Antarctic iceberg on the brink of breaking away

2 Jun 17 - A rift growing along one of Antarctica’s ice shelves for years is in the final days of cutting off a piece of ice that will be one of the largest icebergs ever recorded.

China declares no mining (for now) in Antarctica

24 May 17 - China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural...

Climate change is turning Antarctica green

23 May 17 - A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the past 50 years as temperatures increased as a result of climate change

ICE AGE: Is the disintegration of Antarctica unstoppable?

22 May 17 - Scientists fear that Antarctica’s ice sheet might have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.

Warm Arctic fuels second-hottest April

17 May 17 - An unusually warm Arctic spring fueled the second-hottest April on record globally.

US signs treaty to protect Arctic

15 May 17 - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has signed a commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions and to extend scientific cooperation in the Arctic region.

New crack raises fears of major Antarctic ice breakaway

4 May 17 - Another branch has appeared in a huge crack on one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves, and scientists fear a huge chunk will break away.


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