In a dramatic demonstration of geology’s in-depth response to surface change, the submerged bedrock of that part of the southern continent is springing up at a rate of nearly 2 inches a year.
New research analyzes the decline of the region's ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors.
Penelope Moffet's poem, based on a Los Angeles Times article that narrates the story of a polar bear who loses her infant cub as she swims hundreds of miles to reach the nearest ice floe in an ever-melting Arctic sea, beautifully illustrates the effects of the man-made destruction of the natural world.
Scientists warn that burning up the planet’s remaining fossil fuel would cause all Antarctic ice to melt and produce devastating sea level rise.
Environmental assessment of a proposed hydroelectric dam in Canada sheds new light on the cause of high levels of a potent neurotoxin in Arctic marine life.
Scientists say tens of thousands of glaciers are melting faster than ever -- and many will continue to do so even if climate change can be stabilized.
Global temperatures have risen by 1 degree Celsius (nearly 34 degrees Fahrenheit) in the past 150 years, and one scientist says a doubling of that could unleash catastrophic sea-level rise this century.
Researchers reveal as baseless the theory that polar bears can use hibernation techniques to survive without food as climate change reduces their summertime hunting habitat.
A panel of international climate scientists says the world has only until 2050 to bring carbon emissions to zero -- and the rewards for doing so would be immense.
Climate change causing habitat loss and reduced food is the main problem for polar bears, but plastic waste and other pollutants are growing risks.