Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.
Scientists in the US predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea level rise within this century.
For the second year in succession, scientists report that the extent of the sea ice in the Arctic region has continued to shrink dramatically to record winter levels.
A pioneering fieldwork study of mountain heights and boulders in West Antarctica supports computer predictions that global sea levels could rise steeply by 2080.
New research demonstrates that the planet’s remaining fossil fuel resources would be sufficient to melt nearly all of Antarctica if burned, leading to a 50- or 60-meter (160- to 200-foot) rise in sea level.
The oil giant’s plan to use Seattle as a home base for Arctic drilling has touched a nerve in the Evergreen State.
After taking a big step forward on climate by announcing new commitments to cut carbon pollution, the Obama administration has taken a step back by approving risky oil drilling in the Arctic.
In a major win for Greenpeace, Danish toymaker Lego has announced it will not renew its multi-million pound with oil company Shell after coming under sustained pressure from the environmental group.
Melting ice sheets are fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report from the University of Southampton.
After years of preparation, ExxonMobil and OAO Rosneft have received the go-ahead to drill a $700 million oil well in the Kara Sea.