Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed – an area rich in oil, gas and minerals – and its fleet of icebreakers is helping shipping expand. The US needs some creative ideas to catch up.
April 19, 2021 • ~9 min
Using satellite data to ‘see in the dark’, researchers have shown for the first time that lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet drain during winter, a finding with
April 1, 2021 • ~6 min
Large, well-preserved fossils found under Greenland's ice sheet reveal several million years of details about its climate and plant life.
March 16, 2021 • ~6 min
Ancient leaves preserved under a mile of Greenland's ice – and lost in a freezer for years – hold lessons about climate change
This ancient ecosystem showed that the ice sheet had melted to the ground in northern Greenland within the past million years.
March 15, 2021 • ~10 min
The first herbivorous dinosaurs arrived in Greenland from South America 214 million years ago. It took them 15 million years to do it.
March 10, 2021 • ~6 min
Bacteria may add to melting on the Greenland ice sheet, which covers 656,000 square miles. If it melted, global sea level would rise an estimated 20 feet.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
Our new research shows the island's largest glaciers are losing ice faster than previously thought.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
The Laptev Sea is one of the Arctic's biggest nurseries of new sea ice in winter, but Siberia's record summer heat may have halted production.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Shrinking glaciers have created a new normal for Greenland's ice sheet – consistent ice loss for the foreseeable future
Greenland's glaciers have retreated so far that they can no longer support the ice sheet that feeds them. The ice sheet system has reached a new normal of consistent annual ice loss.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet
Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~9 min