The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Northern Canada, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, with predominantly treeless permafrost -containing tundra. Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places.
An alarming new study published Wednesday says scientists discovered microscopic particles of plastic in snow from the Alps to the remote regions of the Arctic. The lead scientist of that study, Dr... CBS News - Published
A new study shows climate change is already pushing large portions of the oceans outside their normal bounds. The study was released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study's..
The northernmost settlement on Earth is experiencing a record heatwave. According to Business Insider, Alert, Canada, is 500 miles from the North Pole. Temperatures reaching an unprecedented 70 degrees..
Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the.. Reuters - Published