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When will the large crack on this Antarctic ice shelf break away?

Scientists are closely monitoring a large crack spreading on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. Follow our interactive guide to see how the crack has developed.

NASA project reveals vulnerability of Greenland glaciers

A project to map Greenland’s coastal glaciers and fjords is under way and the initial results are in. New maps depict Greenland’s coast at an unprecedented level of detail.

Nordic project will solve a riddle of dramatic climate change

Scientists in Denmark and Norway seek to reveal what caused rapid climate change events first discovered in the early Greenland ice cores.

Sea level rise: How far and how fast?

OPINION: A recent study of ocean temperature 125,000 years ago sparked headlines that up to nine metres sea level rise was on the horizon. But could this really happen? And if so, how quickly?

Scientists solve old mysteries of bird migration routes

A new study has mapped the migration routes of nightingales, cuckoos, and shrikes. It is a quantum leap in our understanding of bird migration, says scientist.

Climate change research was born in the Cold War

The basic environmental research that underpins our understanding of the Earth’s climate today has a long history, in part shaped through war and a race to control the North.

Is a vital pattern of ocean circulation about to shut down?

A new study indicates that current climate models overestimate the stability of a vital ocean circulation in the North Atlantic. A breakdown could mean a “chaotic” climate in the Nordics, say scientists.

Greenland seaweed helps combat ocean acidification

Kelp forests around Greenland take up enough CO2 to locally offset ocean acidification and protect local shellfish, shows new research.

Four years later: is CO2 making us fat?

In 2012 a group of scientists proposed a hypothesis that CO2 in the atmosphere is making us fat. We’ve checked in with the scientists to see what developments they’ve made.

Arctic soils: a ticking climate time bomb

Carbon emissions from Arctic soils threaten to greatly accelerate climate change by 2050.