Arctic Biodiversity Assessment released at Arctic Council Ministerialcaff.is | 16 May 2013
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.
Arctic Council unlikely to deal directly with climate changenunatsiaqonline.ca | 16 May 2013
The warming impact of soot and methane on the Arctic climate and the increasing acidification of the Arctic Ocean: these are among the key issues that the Arctic Councils various working groups will formally present May 15 to the Arctic Council ministerial gathering in Kiruna, Sweden.
Tight vote expected on polar bearsBBC | 06 Mar 2013
A proposal to ban the international trade in polar bear parts is proving hugely divisive at the Cites meeting in Bangkok
Research to help us better understand AntarcticaNew Zealand Herald | 18 Feb 2013
A new research project launched by the University of Canterbury aims to help the public better understand what goes on in the Antarctic. The University's Gateway Antarctica unit will spend the next five years studying two of the continent's biggest threats, climate change and human exploitation.
Arctic Report Cardarctic.noaa.gov | 13 Dec 2012
What's new in 2012?New records set for snow extent, sea ice extent and ice sheet surface melting, despite air temperatures - a key cause of melting - being unremarkable relative to the last decade.
Greenland and Antarctica 'have lost 4tn tonnes of ice' in 20 yearsGuardian Unlimited | 29 Nov 2012
More than 4tn tonnes of ice from Greenland and Antarctica has melted in the past 20 years and flowed into the oceans, pushing up sea levels, according to a study that provides the best measure to date of the effect climate change is having on the earth's biggest ice sheets.
Penguin power wins photo prizeBBC | 18 Oct 2012
A scene containing a frenzy of plumage and bubbles as emperor penguins prepare to blast their way through a hole in the ice earns Paul Nicklen one of the world's top photo awards.
Arctic and Southern Oceans appear to determine the composition of microbial populationsEurekAlert | 12 Oct 2012
Differing contributions of freshwater from glaciers and streams to the Arctic and Southern oceans appear to be responsible for the fact that the majority of microbial communities that thrive near the surface at the Poles share few common members, according to an international team of researchers, some of whom were supported by the National Science Foundation.
Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic iceNew Zealand Herald | 11 Oct 2012
The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.
DRI scientist co-authors study outlining vast differences in polar ocean microbial communitiesEurekAlert | 10 Oct 2012
An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Alison Murray, an Associate Research Professor at the Desert Research Institute's Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that a clear difference exists between the marine microbial communities in the Southern and Arctic oceans, contributing to a better understanding of the biodiverisity of marine life at the poles and its biogeography.