Polar bears can't cope with starvation in summers: Study
Polar bears can't cope with starvation in summers: Study

A new study has revealed that polar bears' metabolism cannot cope with starvation associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.

'Montreal Protocol has helped slow ozone depletion'

Thanks to the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is in much better shape now than it would have been without the United Nations (UN) treaty, a new study says.

Russia and West hold war games over Arctic

Russia was conducting huge and unexpected war games on Tuesday, coinciding with a Nato drill in the Arctic at a time of heightened tensions in the region.

`Tanks don`t need visas,` blacklisted Russian official tells West

 An outspoken deputy prime minister in charge of Russia`s defence sector has dismissed Western concerns over Moscow`s increased assertiveness in the Arctic by saying that "tanks don`t need visas."

India for increased cooperation in Arctic Council

India Tuesday favoured increased cooperation in the Arctic Council in view of the geo-strategic importance of the Arctic Sea and the region's important role in governing climate change that has global consequences.

Extreme surfers chill with Arctic waves
Extreme surfers chill with Arctic waves

The water is icy cold, it`s windy and it`s drizzling out, but the intrepid group dives in: far from California`s sunny beaches, die-hard surfers flock here year-round to catch the Arctic`s cool waves.

NASA's Earth mission set to map frozen soil

 NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission launched on January 31 to measure moisture on the top few inches of soil globally will begin monitoring the frozen or thawed landscape by April-end.

Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space
Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space.

Fish to disappear from tropics by 2050 due to climate change
Fish to disappear from tropics by 2050 due to climate change

Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050 as temperatures rise, according to a new study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks.

Presidential visit helps India establish presence in key Arctic region

With the resource-rich Arctic region becoming the focus of heightened attention, President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the two Nordic countries of Norway and Finland last week was a crucial step by India to assert its "willingness to have a strong presence in the Arctic Council and to work closely with" the eight countries of the region.

Climate change to drive fish away from tropics
Climate change to drive fish away from tropics

Large numbers of fish will disappear from the tropics by 2050 as temperatures rise, according to a new study that examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks.

Russia dispatches naval force to reopen Arctic base

Russia on Saturday sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic that it is reopening to bolster its presence in the region, Russian news agencies reported.

New DNA study explores history of Arctic's earliest people

A new research has explored the DNA of current and former people of Greenland, Arctic Canada, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Siberia showing that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate for thousands of years.

Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip

Toronto: Canada has banned journalists with China`s official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper from joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Arctic trip, prompting complaints by Chinese reporters who say they`re being discriminated against.

Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic

Sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material released by Arctic soils, says a significant study.

Arctic sea`s thick snow drastically shrinking

A new study had claimed that the thick snow on Arctic Sea ice has significantly lost its depth.

Putin, launching US-Russia oil project, touts `pragmatism`

President Vladimir Putin said Russia is still open for business with Western companies despite sanctions as he ceremonially launched a joint US-Russian oil exploration project in the Arctic.

Arctic new training ground for Mars exploration

A team of NASA scientists is testing new equipment in Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada, to better equip themselves for exploring Mars.

China to publish Arctic shipping route guide: State media

China will soon publish a guide to navigating the Northeast Passage, a recently opened shortcut to Europe through the Arctic, state media reported Friday in a further sign of the country`s polar ambitions.

Arctic`s melt season getting longer by five days per decade

Researchers have said that the melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade.