Sled dogs wading through standing water on the sea ice during an expedition in Northwestern Greenland, in this June 13th photograph taken by Steffen Olsen of the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute. Photograph: Steffen Olsen/AFP/Getty Images

Rapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station eq(...)

The sea off the north coast of Greenland is normally so frozen that it was referred to, until recently, as “the last ice area”.  Photograph: iStock

The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer. Th(...)

Worldwide, this year is set to be the warmest on record, driven up by man-made greenhouse gas emissions and a powerful El Nino weather event in the Pacific Ocean.

Temperatures around the North Pole came close to melting point on Thursday as a freak blast of warm air blanketed an Arctic region usually deep frozen(...)

Where will Santa’s workshop be if the Arctic ice cap melts? Getty Images/Vetta

It’s the most talked-about place in the world right now. No, not the White House, although white is the prevailing colour here. It’s the North Pole, r(...)