Category : Arctic & Antarctica

13 Jun 2016

Arctic melting feeds on itself

Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

04 Apr 2016

Antarctic ice melt may be happening faster than feared

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.

30 Mar 2016

Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

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.

12 Feb 2016

Antarctic peaks reveal sea rise threat

A pioneering fieldwork study of mountain heights and boulders in West Antarctica supports computer predictions that global sea levels could rise steeply by 2080.

14 Sep 2015

Burning remaining fossil fuels could cause 60-meter sea-level rise

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.

13 May 2015

Shell rigs prepare to dock in Seattle amidst Arctic oil uproar

The oil giant’s plan to use Seattle as a home base for Arctic drilling has touched a nerve in the Evergreen State.

02 Apr 2015

Obama’s climate convictions questioned as he approves Arctic drilling

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.

09 Oct 2014

Greenpeace celebrates success as Lego ditches Shell

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.

04 Sep 2014

Melting ice-sheets rising Antarctic coastal waters, warns report

Melting ice sheets are fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report from the University of Southampton.

21 Aug 2014

Russia prepares to drill new Arctic well with “the most controversial oil rig in the world”

After years of preparation, ExxonMobil and OAO Rosneft have received the go-ahead to drill a $700 million oil well in the Kara Sea.