26 July, 2018 – Ocean circulation distributes the planet’s heat. If the North Atlantic circulation slows, is it because of global warming, or a natural cycle?
19 July, 2018 – For more than a century, scientists believed that only humans could cross the hostile oceans to reach Antarctica. Some strands of alien seaweed tell another story.
18 July, 2018 – Researchers now know more about the intricate mechanisms of change in the thawing Arctic permafrost. And what they know is ominous.
26 June, 2018 – The southern continent is changing fast. West Antarctica’s rocks are on the rise, something which could slow the rate of ice melt.
21 June, 2018 – The Antarctic buffer which has for millennia sheltered the continent’s huge inland ice sheet is being battered by seaborne wave action.
14 June, 2018 – Scientists have just completed the most detailed mass observation of the southern continent so far. The news is ominous: Antarctica’s melting is speeding up.
30 April, 2018 – British and American scientists are joining forces to research the melting of an Antarctic glacier in what they are calling a race against time.
27 April, 2018 – Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the ice can only hold these indestructible pollutants for so long.
23 April, 2018 – The northern ocean is abuzz with life, but the composition of those high Arctic species is changing as the world gets warmer.
12 April, 2018 – The North Atlantic currents which help to warm north-west Europe have slowed significantly since the last century, scientists confirm.
10 April, 2018 – In the high latitudes in both hemispheres, the polar ice is in retreat. Two studies support fears for the ice caps, north and south.