Earliest satellite ice maps producedBBC | 24 Apr 2013
The earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice have been assembled by scientists, showing the floes around the White Continent back in the 1960s were probably as extensive as they are now.
Melt 'causes Antarctic sea ice rise'BBC | 01 Apr 2013
A paradoxical phenomenon involving more melt water may explain the recent expansion of Antarctic sea ice, scientists tell Nature Geoscience journal.
Ships to sail directly over the north pole by 2050, scientists sayGuardian Unlimited | 04 Mar 2013
Ships should be able to sail directly over the north pole by the middle of this century, considerably reducing the costs of trade between Europe and China but posing new economic, strategic and environmental challenges for governments, according to scientists.
WWF Arctic conservation expedition galleryThe Independent UK | 17 Jan 2013
Professional photographer for Canon Europe, Thorsten Milse, recently accompanied the WWF's conservation sailing expedition to the Arctic as part of the WWF Last Ice Area Project.
Chlorophyll a in Antarctic sea ice from historical ice core dataAmerican Geophysical Union | 18 Dec 2012
Sea ice core chlorophyll a data are used to describe the seasonal, regional and vertical distribution of algal biomass in Southern Ocean pack ice. The results indicate that on a circum-Antarctic scale, surface, internal and bottom sea ice layers contribute equally to integrated biomass, but vertical distribution shows distinct differences among six regions around the continent.
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.
Scientists to reveal full extent of Arctic ice loss amid climate change fearsGuardian Unlimited | 05 Dec 2012
The full extent of the extreme loss of Arctic ice cover is due to be revealed on Wednesday when a premier US science agency delivers its annual report on the polar region.The report, overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), provides the most comprehensive review so far of a year of record-breaking and extreme weather events in the Arctic.
First gas tanker crosses ArcticBBC | 26 Nov 2012
A large LNG tanker is set to become the first such carrier to sail across the Arctic taking advantage of changing climate conditions.
Antarctic sea ice is increasingTelegraph | 12 Nov 2012
The amount of ice in the Arctic may be at a record low but Antarctic sea ice is increasing, according to a new study.