25 September, 2016 – Increasing loss of Arctic sea ice is cutting back the platform of life on which all polar bears rely for successful feeding and breeding.
26 August, 2016 – Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as feared – but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.
15 August, 2016 – Record high temperatures in Arctic Russia are believed to be one of the main factors behind the emergence of the deadly anthrax disease in northwestern Siberia.
2 July, 2016 – Microscopic forms of coloured algae are suspected of helping to speed up the melting rate of snow by reducing its crucial ability to reflect the sun’s rays.
27 June, 2016 – Researchers warn that thawing soils in the Arctic tundra’s permafrost will release increasing quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.
18 June, 2016 – Tracking eider ducks with satellite transmitters as they seek to stock up on food before the Arctic winter gives scientists a deeper insight into shifts in ocean ecosystems.
12 June, 2016 – Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.
9 June, 2016 − Twelve months of record high temperatures globally have led to this month’s extent of Arctic ice falling to a million square kilometres less than four years ago.
4 June, 2016 – Rising temperatures are creating longer Arctic growing seasons and increasing the risk of carbon escaping into the atmosphere from the thawing permafrost.
14 May, 2016 – New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.
20 April, 2016 − Low oil prices have reduced pressure to exploit Arctic fossil fuels and boosted hopes that the region’s fragile environment and indigenous people may be better protected.