One of the planet’s most charismatic creatures is being driven into the sea—literally. But there are ways to save the species
Climate change skeptics are pointing to the record cold weather as evidence that the globe isn’t warming. But it could be that melting Arctic ice is making sudden cold snaps more likely—not less
The U.S. has seen more record cold days than record warm days this year. But globally, the climate is still changing—and it’s not getting cooler.
The South Pole has been the stable one in the climate change era—relatively speaking. But a pair of studies about Antarctica’s past and its present point towards a very different future.
Human civilization didn’t exist the last time that carbon levels in the atmosphere were as high as they are now. As a new study shows, temperatures were much higher—and the Arctic was largely ice free.
A drilling rig runs aground off the Alaska coast, underscoring the dangers of Arctic drilling
The rate of polar ice-sheet melting is key to calculating how fast sea levels are rising. Now, scientists have a new analysis of polar ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica—and the numbers aren’t good for the planet.
As Arctic sea ice melts to its lowest level on record, oil companies move in to begin drilling the far north.