Antarctica

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Leopard Seal on Mount Maunganui beach, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Photohraph: Steve Clancy /  Getty

Officials in New Zealand are on the hunt for the owners of a USB stick full of photos and videos frozen in a “slab” of leopard seal poo for more than (...)

Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers(...)

Pedestrians bundle up in sub-freezing temperatures on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nati Harnik/PA

A wave of Arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the country’s Northeast on Thursday but was expect(...)

The Chicago city skyline is seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan on Tuesday. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

A large swath of the United States was gripped by brutal cold and wind chills on Wednesday as record-low temperatures caused by a blast of Arctic air(...)

An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. Greenland’s ice is now melting faster than scientists previously thought, a recent study shows. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

A new analysis shows that while Earth was slightly cooler last year than the previous few years, it was still the fourth warmest year on record. With(...)

 An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has foun(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

A file Nasa image released in  December 22017  shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound. Photograph: AFP

Antarctica’s annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels metres higher in coming centuries (...)

Colin O’Brady on day 30 of his trip across Antarctica, on December 2nd, 2018. Photograph: Colin O’Brady via The New York Times

The final kilometres of a nearly two-month race across Antarctica ended on Wednesday with a sprint to the finish. In an effort that could go down as(...)

Arved Fuchs: 65-year-old German marine engineer has seen climate change first hand. Photograph: Uwe Rattay

If the world’s elite start colonising another planet any time soon, Arved Fuchs could be in demand as a guide and pilot. The 65-year-old German marine(...)

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