Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation

Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

There is a risk that tonnes of diesel oil could drift from the lake to the Arctic Ocean.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment pollution arctic russia

Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russia's President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment arctic russia oil siberia vladimir-putin

Royal naming for Sir David Attenborough polar ship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the introduction of the UK's new polar research vessel.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: engineering antarctic arctic david-attenborough catherine-duchess-of-cambridge prince-william-duke-of-cambridge

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 18, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: canada arctic yukon

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science climate-change greenland arctic maps earth-observation

US climate objections sink Arctic Council accord in Finland

There is no joint declaration by Arctic nations as the US criticises climate change wording.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 7, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: climate-change donald-trump arctic paris-climate-agreement finland mike-pompeo

Climate change: Rain melting Greenland ice sheet 'even in winter'

The sheer volume of ice covering Greenland means its fate has global repercussions.

By David Shukman • bbcnews
March 7, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change arctic

Big thaw

Melting Arctic sea ice may be about to open up the Northwest Passage to cargo shipping.

By Jessica Murphy • bbcnews
Nov. 1, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: canada arctic

Taller plants moving into warmer Arctic - BBC News

UK funding for this project came from the Natural Environment Research Council. You can read more at the

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 27, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  plants  arctic

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