17 June – Canadian scientists have to think again as unusual Arctic warmth puts shipping at risk and icebergs freeze climate research plans.
4 June, 2017 – A huge nitrous oxide release from thawing permafrost could speed up the global warming already raising temperatures across the Arctic.
28 May, 2017 – Computer simulation shows that Antarctica is warming far slower than the Arctic region because of its much greater height.
27 May, 2017 – Plant life is flourishing on the Antarctic Peninsula, indicating a dramatic increase in the rate of warming due to climate change.
21 May, 2017 – The second expedition to drill cores of ice from glaciers most at risk from climate change is to Illimani in Bolivia. The scientists’ aim is to create an ice archive that can be studied by future generations.
29 April, 2017 – The discovery of a biological mechanism that halts rapid global cooling suggests the Earth can protect itself from a complete deep freeze.
22 April, 2017 – The system of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes across Antarctica has been mapped for the first time, and the extent of water flow is phenomenal.
15 April, 2017 – Coastal glaciers in terminal decline as Greenland ice melts into the ocean and threatens to raise sea levels by the end of the century.
30 March, 2017 – NASA scientists say that in the last six months the world has lost an area of polar sea ice that is bigger than Mexico.
22 March, 2017 – Research shows that polar warming could explain the episode of severe winter air pollution Beijing experienced in 2013, and says China has more to come.
17 March, 2017 – Research into natural causes of summer loss of Arctic sea ice reveals human responsibility for drastic changes to the region’s ecology.