The Open Polar Sea, a balmy aquatic Eden at the North Pole?

A warm sea at the North Pole — it's a bizarre idea, but one several individuals sought and gave their lives to find for financial gain and the glory of their home countries. » 4/20/12 7:20am 4/20/12 7:20am

The Bering Land Bridge nearly wrecked the Earth's climate

The land bridge that once connected North America and Asia rose from the seas 80,000 years ago. And at the same time, North America's climate began experiencing violent climate swings, with average temperatures shifting as much as ten degrees every decade. » 4/09/12 4:40pm 4/09/12 4:40pm

Arctic Summers Could Be Ice-Free And Filled With Life By 2030

Arctic waters may look a lot less forbidding by 2030. New research suggests that the ice sheet on top of arctic waters will melt in summer, creating the perfect conditions for new life to take up summer residence there. » 7/08/09 3:00pm 7/08/09 3:00pm

Images of the Arctic Ocean as We Will Know It

Click to view » 8/28/08 7:00am 8/28/08 7:00am With the Arctic Ocean ice melting rapidly — in fact, this summer it's already at , and still shrinking — it's time for us to start imagining what life will be like in the Arctic Circle when all the ice is gone. Some scientists predict that the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free as soon as September, but more…