Polar regions

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Emmanuel Macron pledges €1bn to fund research into melting ice caps
The French president has called for action at a climate summit in Paris attended by heads of state and scientists before Cop28

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

12, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Strobe lights, AI, shotguns: can anything help Canada’s polar bears and humans coexist?
As the climate crisis changes habitats across the Artic and drives the animals closer to people, the search is under way for new strategies

Graeme Green

10, Nov, 2023 @7:01 AM

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Rapid ice melt in west Antarctica now inevitable, research shows
Sea level will be driven up no matter how much carbon emissions are cut, putting coastal cities in danger

Damian Carrington Environment editor

23, Oct, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Antarctica warming much faster than models predicted in ‘deeply concerning’ sign for sea levels
Study finds ‘direct evidence’ of polar amplification on continent as scientists warn of implications of ice loss

Graham Readfearn

07, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Why it may be time to stop using the polar bear as a symbol of the climate crisis
The warming planet is causing steep declines among some of the world’s 26,000 wild polar bears, but it is not universal and the picture is complicated, say experts

Patrick Greenfield

30, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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I only read about climate change now because I have to | First Dog on the Moon
I am doing this for YOU dear reader I hope it brings you some solace

First Dog on the Moon

28, Aug, 2023 @6:08 AM

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Scientists lament Southern Ocean ‘data desert’, just as climate crisis brings frightening changes
Loss of sea ice and rising temperatures in the ocean around Antarctica have a huge effect on the Earth’s climate, but the ability to track them is lagging

Graham Readfearn

18, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The desperate race to create a protection zone around the rapidly melting Arctic
The ice once protected the Arctic ocean from threats – but as it melts it exposes the sea to fishing, shipping, mining and pollution. Would special status protect this fragile ecosystem or is it too late?

Jimmy Thomson

11, Aug, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Fears over Antarctic sea ice as yearly ozone layer hole forms ‘very early’
Experts say larger-than-normal hole could cause further warming of Southern Ocean and heighten damaging effects of 2022 Tonga volcano eruption

Donna Lu

08, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Nature is being destroyed’: Russia’s arms buildup in Barents Sea creating toxic legacy
Indigenous people and experts say Moscow’s military push and increased shipping and mining will destroy Arctic environment

John Last

24, Jul, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Will El Niño on top of global heating create the perfect climate storm?
Rising temperatures in north Atlantic and drop in Antarctic sea ice prompt fears of widespread damage from extreme weather

Jonathan Watts, Julian Amani, Paul Scruton and Lucy Swan

03, Jul, 2023 @12:50 PM

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Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find
Ice-free summers inevitable even with sharp emissions cuts and likely to result in more extreme heatwaves and floods

Damian Carrington Environment editor

06, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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