In May 2020, a 3,000 square kilometre hole, known as a polynya, had opened up in the ‘Last Ice Area’ north of Greenland and Ellesmere Island.
The British Antarctic Survey and WWF are looking for citizen scientists to help protect walruses by assisting with a population census.
Researchers have used experiments to unravel how certain forms of patterned ground develop.
New European research and education network launches collaboration to uncover past climate changes in Antarctica.
The new satellite’s communications are run through NASA’s ground station at the U.S. McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica.
In a new study, researchers found that cracks in the ice shelf are held together by a slurry of ice, snow and frozen seawater. However, this ice melange has been declining for decades.
A Swiss botanist from the SLF was also involved in the expedition to the north of Greenland, which among other things discovered the northernmost island in the world.
Humans influenced the climate even before the Industrial Revolution: arrival of the Māori in New Zealand led to forest fires
Bird die-offs seem not to be common, but in the Bering region these dramatic events in the wild have been occurring over the past few years on a regular basis.
While in the Northern Hemisphere last summer saw record high temperatures and forest fires in Siberia, it had never been so cold before at the South Pole.
The British Antarctic Survey and the Falkland Islands Government will be working together again in the coming Antarctic season.
New archaeological finds of bone material from a cave system provide evidence that large mammals lived in northern Norway during the Ice Age.
The Australian Antarctic Division will embark on one of its most ambitious summer seasons ever with three ships and a number of aircraft to support the expeditions.
Citizen scientists helped American researchers estimate the global population of Antarctic Weddell seals for the first time using satellite imagery.
For the past few months, walruses and leopard seals, residents of the polar regions, have repeatedly been in the headlines for appearing in places far beyond their actual range.
Energy transition in Antarctica: With support from the German Society for International Cooperation, Chile plans to meet the energy needs of its Antarctic bases from renewable sources in the future.
By chance, new jellyfish have been discovered in Antarctica. Emiliano Cimoli shows this in the short film “Life Beneath the Ice” in a beauty never seen before.
For a long time, siberian dogs were an isolated group and formed the present breeds only through the increased long-distance trade of Siberian ethnic groups with distant countries.
A first comprehensive study of mercury in Antarctic animals shows that humpback whales store the pollutant in muscle rather than blubber.
A research project by South African scientists aims to track down the mysterious Ross seal and the effects of climate change on the habitat of the Antarctic sea ice margin.
The hole in the ozone layer in the Southern Hemisphere has grown larger than usual this year and is already larger than the entire ice-covered continent.
Sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean reached its annual minimum of 4.81 million square kilometers on September 12, 2021. This puts the year in twelfth place on the negative list of absolute values.
Arctic seabirds that winter in the North Atlantic probably die not from winter storms, but from not getting enough food after storms.
In a recent study, scientists examined the characteristics of the clicking sounds wild beluga whales emit for echolocation.