In order to improve and strengthen the protection measures for Antarctica, the research unit SCAR has launched a new programme.
Gentoo penguins, widespread in the Antarctic, should not be just one species, but should be divided into four different species.
South Georgia may face a collision with the world’s largest iceberg, A-68A, if it does not change course for the last 500 kilometers.
Microplastics have been discovered not only on the surface of the Southern Oceab, but also in sediment samples from its seabed.
Greenland’s glaciers have retreated so much over the past 30 years that the island’s coastal face is likely to change permanently.
A surprising fossil find shows that 50 million years ago birds with a wingspan of up to 6 meters dominated the sky over the Antarctic.
The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is one of the largest and deepest in the last 15 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The formation of Arctic sea ice has been lagging behind normal since its minimal expansion, and many areas are still ice-free.
The deep sea of the Antarctic Weddell Sea has warmed five times faster than the world ocean at depths of more than 2,000 meters over the past three decades.
After 389 days, the “Polarstern” returns home and successfully ends the largest Arctic research expedition of all time in Bremerhaven
Polar bears in northern Greenland are currently benefiting from the climatic changes, but probably not forever.
Musk oxen were already roaming the Arctic tundra when mammoths were still alive. Man has almost wiped out the mighty goat relatives in the last century.
Two years ago, researchers reported the discovery of a saltwater lake under the icy poles of Mars. This has now been confirmed.
Thanks to a heavy snowmelt, US researchers have discovered an ancient, abandoned colony of Adélie penguins on the coast of the Ross Sea.
Antarctica’s melting ice sheets could lead to more pack ice, but also to faster sea level rise.
Starting from the Siberian industrial city of Norilsk, a pollution cloud is spreading, leading to large-scale forest decline.
A new international study shows that krill could find a new home in the Indo-Pacific part of Antarctica.
The coldest point in the Arctic, at -69.6°C, is no longer in Russia, but was measured 30 years ago on the Greenland ice sheet.
The delicate underwater ecology of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska suffers twofold from the decline of the otters in the face of climate change.
Permafrost soils not only store large amounts of carbon dioxide and methane but also mercury. A recent study has now quantified its release in the Yukon region of Alaska.
This year’s minimum sea ice extent in the Arctic reached the second-lowest level since measurements had started.
As sea ice declines, bowhead whales hardly find protection from big predators off the north coast of Alaska.
Coastal erosion is particularly strong in the Lena Delta, releasing huge amounts of carbon and nitrogen.
Changes in the Arctic over the last decades are so severe that scientists are talking about a new climate regime.