Ancient people conquered the Arctic at least 45,000 years ago

Ancient people conquered the Arctic at least 45,000 years ago

The frozen carcass of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia with unmistakable signs of spear wounds is providing evidence that people inhabited Arctic regions thousands of years earlier than previously known.

Alaska permafrost thawing sooner than expected

Alaska permafrost thawing sooner than expected

Up to a quarter of the permafrost that lies just under the ground surface in Alaska could thaw by the end of the century, according to a new study.

Arctic air temperatures highest since 1900: Report

The Arctic is heating up, with air temperatures the hottest in 115 years, and the melting ice destroying walrus habitat and forcing some fish northward, a global scientific report said Tuesday.

Indian scientists have discovered extraordinary molecules literally from the cold

Indian scientists have discovered extraordinary molecules literally from the cold

Indian expeditions to the Antarctica and the setting up of a specialised institution the National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR) in Goa have started yielding some results.

Experts decode Inuit adaptation to high-fat diet in Arctic

 An analysis of the genetic makeup of the Inuit people, who live in an extreme climate in the Arctic, has found how this population has adapted to a diet high in fat from fish and marine mammals such as seals and whales.

Losing grip much? Arctic sea just hit 4th lowest level on record

Losing grip much? Arctic sea just hit 4th lowest level on record

Reaching its likely minimum extent for 2015, Arctic sea`s minimum ice extent was the fourth lowest in the satellite record since observations from space began.

Climate change: These pictures show how global warming is altering Alaska

Climate change: These pictures show how global warming is altering Alaska

It seems the effects of climate change are moving a bit faster than expected in Alaska. 

Russia launches military drills in Arctic

Russia launched military exercises in the Arctic on Monday as it seeks to bolster claims to the region's vast hydrocarbon and mineral wealth.

Russia files UN claim over vast swathe of Arctic

 Russia filed a submission to the United Nations Tuesday for an additional 1.2 million square kilometres (463,000 square miles) of Arctic shelf.

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.