Marvel At The Variety Of Sea Ice Along The Northwest Passage

Not all ice is created equal: this view of the Amundsen Gulf has open ocean, older thick ice, young thin ice, fresh snow and even broken brash ice adrift at sea. » 3/10/15 7:00pm 3/10/15 7:00pm

Stunning Drone Footage From Beneath The Ice Of Antarctica

Scientists use a range of techniques—from satellite observations to drilling holes—to measure sea ice thickness. Usually, such efforts look down at the sea floor. But, by equipping an underwater drone with upward-looking sonar, researchers were able to create the first high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice. » 11/25/14 2:40pm 11/25/14 2:40pm

This polar bear starved to death thanks to global warming

This emaciated polar bear, a 16 year-old male, was recently found over 150 miles away from its normal range. Experts believe that a lack of sea ice forced the bear into unknown territory as it desperately searched for food — a quest that came to a grim conclusion. » 8/08/13 8:40am 8/08/13 8:40am

It's official: Arctic sea ice levels have reached a record low

Sea ice levels shrink every summer, but this year has been different. Yesterday brought some big news: the extent of Arctic sea ice has officially reached a record low. What's more, it's done so weeks earlier than ever before — and it's not done shrinking yet. » 8/27/12 7:00am 8/27/12 7:00am