China reports that it is working to open up a major Arctic shipping route

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

News agency Xinhua reported that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the Arctic Northwest Passage.

Arctic heatwave this winter could break records

Posted in Science on 24th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave.

The North Pole is 36 degrees hotter than it should be right now

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

This is the second year in a row that temperatures near the North Pole have been unusually high.

Melting polar ice could wake up frozen viruses

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Melting polar regions are already causing unprecedented sea level rise but there are other threats besides water buried in the swiftly melting ice.

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region.