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30 06 2020 | 08:40

The Arctic heatwave: here's what we know.

It’s 38°C in Siberia. The science may be complicated – but the need for action now couldn’t be clearer

30 06 2020 | 08:10

Siberian Forest Fires Increase Fivefold in Week Since Record High Temperature.

The number of fires in the vast north Asian region of Siberia increased fivefold this week, according to the Russian forest fire aerial protection service, as temperatures in the Arctic continued…

22 06 2020 | 13:46

Siberian town records highest-ever temperature in the Arctic Circle.

The 38 degrees Celsius reading is 18 degrees warmer than the average June high temperature. A north-eastern Siberian town looks to have set a record for the highest temperature ever documented in…

22 06 2020 | 07:35

How Simple Math Can Help Predict the Melting of Sea Ice.

To better predict climate change, scientists need accurate models which predict the behavior of many natural processes. One of these is the melting of Arctic sea ice, which requires expensive and…

10 06 2020 | 07:34

Satellites spot major oil spill in the Arctic Circle (photos)

Two European satellites have spotted a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic Circle.

06 06 2020 | 09:24

State of emergency: 20,000 tonnes of diesel spill into Arctic river – video

Twenty thousand tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into a river inside the Arctic Circle forcing Vladimir Putin to order a state of emergency. The spill occurred when a fuel reservoir at a power plant…

05 06 2020 | 08:30

Scientists warn of ‘zombie fires’ in the Arctic.

Dormant “zombie fires” scattered across the Arctic region – remnants of record blazes last year – may be coming to life after an unusually warm and dry Spring, scientists warned Wednesday (27 May…

24 05 2020 | 09:30

Arthur becomes the Atlantic's 1st named tropical storm of 2020.

Satellites have now spotted the churning cyclone. Satellites have spotted the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, Tropical Storm Arthur, swirling off the coast of North…

19 05 2020 | 07:28

Unusual warmth pours over North Pole, potentially jump-starting melt season for Arctic ice.

Climate Signals Summary: The Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the world, which accelerates sea ice melt, and that melt actually further contributes to 

27 04 2020 | 06:23

NASA Reports Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Hit Record Low in March.

Ozone levels above the Arctic reached a record low for March, NASA researchers report. An analysis of satellite observations show that ozone levels reached their lowest point on March 12 at 205…

27 04 2020 | 06:22

Ice-free Arctic summers now very likely even with climate action.

Scientists surprised by latest results but say carbon cuts remain vital to prevent ice loss becoming permanent. The loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic is now very likely before 2050, new research…

13 04 2020 | 07:43

Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic.

Rare hole is result of low temperatures in atmosphere and is expected to disappear. A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the result of unusually…

08 04 2020 | 11:28

Rare ozone hole opens over Arctic — and it’s big.

A vast ozone hole — probably the biggest on record in the north — has opened in the skies above the Arctic. It rivals the better-known Antarctic ozone hole that forms in the southern hemisphere each…

07 04 2020 | 08:47

Research station in East Antarctica reports its first heatwave.

It was recorded during the 2019-2020 Arctic summer. Researchers at the Australian Antarctic Program reported the first recorded heatwave event at the Casey research station in East Antarctica. The…

20 03 2020 | 07:42

UBS ends financing for all new offshore oil projects in Arctic.

As UBS achieves its sustainable investment goal three years ahead of schedule, it announces it will end financing for all new offshore oil projects in the Arctic. UBS has committed to no longer…

01 03 2020 | 14:20

Climate change: Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090.

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16 02 2020 | 05:24

Bellona: A green energy transition is necessary in the Arctic.

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to the Arctic and therefore the entire plant. And while numerous nations speak of the importance of limiting their carbon footprints, nonetheless are…

17 01 2020 | 08:04

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help.

Climate change is set to cause major changes across the world: sea levels will rise, food production could fall and species may be driven to extinction. The UN has warned that the world needs to…

20 12 2019 | 09:54

That lovely Christmas snow? It probably has microplastics in it.

From the waters of Antarctica to the food we eat, microplastics are all over the place, with scientists still trying to understand the consequences they have for the environment and our health.…