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.
30 March, 2016 – 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 minimum levels.
8 March, 2016 – A dusty film of pollution is muting the reflective whiteness of Greenland’s pristine icecap and making it vulnerable to accelerated melting rates.
30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.
23 January, 2015 − Uneven heating of the Earth’s surface as a result of climate change could see some regions facing seriously high rises in average temperatures.
9 January, 2016 – Scientists have found evidence suggesting that melting icecap water from the interior of Greenland is adding to sea level rise faster than previously realised.
6 January, 2016 – Higher temperatures and permafrost thaw could cause an increase of up to 50 per cent in emissions of a key greenhouse gas from northern lakes and ponds by 2010.
4 January, 2016 – Citizen scientists are helping to glean sea-ice and weather data from the logs of 19th-century whaling ships to gain a better understanding of Arctic climate change.
24 December, 2015 – Calmer and cloudier weather across much of the Earth may have unwelcome effects at smaller scales, warming the Arctic and worsening drought risk.
22 December, 2015 – Methane, a key greenhouse gas, is released from Arctic soils not only in the short summer period but during the bitterly cold winters too.
20 December, 2015 – Tundra plants that bloom fresh and green in the short Arctic summer are declining or turning brown as rising temperatures increasingly affect the region.