New data shows that in 2013 Arctic ice actually grew rather than retreating as climate change models had predicted.

In a report titled 'State of the Climate in 2014,' the American Meteorological Society has described 2014 as the warmest year on record.

Polar bears across the Arctic region face a shortage of food in the summer due to increased melting of ice

Surface weather conditions are closely governed by the large-scale circulation of the Earth’s atmosphere. Recent increases in the occurrence of some extreme weather phenomena have led to multiple mechanistic hypotheses linking changes in atmospheric circulation to increasing probability of extreme events. However, observed evidence of long-term change in atmospheric circulation remains inconclusive.

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by a coalition of environmental groups to revoke federal approval of Royal Dutch Shell Plc's oil spill response plans related to drill

Several environmental groups sued the United States on Tuesday to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July.

The string of massive snowstorms and bone-chilling cold on the US east coast, as well as flooding in Britain and record temperatures in Europe, are linked to rapid ice loss in the Arctic, new resea

Environmental impact of leasing area off Alaskan shore to Shell was insufficient, say action groups

Permafrost contains almost twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. As the Earth warms, permafrost thaws, releasing carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere. The amount and rate of this carbon release will greatly impact Earth’s climate trajectory.

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) depend on sea ice, where they hunt ice-associated seals. However, they are opportunistic predators and scavengers with a long list
of known prey species. Here we report from a small fjord in Svalbard, Norwegian High Arctic, a sighting of an adult male polar bear preying on two white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) on 23 April 2014. This is the first record of this species as polar bear prey. White-beaked dolphins are frequent visitors to Svalbard waters in summer, but have not previously been reported this far north in early spring.

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