Jun 25, 2013

Melting ice brings continents closer

The town of Kirkenes in the northernmost portion of Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: global warming. Melting ice has opened up the Northern Sea Route along ...

Apr 2, 2013

Explosive greening in Arctic Circle predicted

Land within the Arctic Circle is likely to experience explosive greening in the next few decades as grass, shrubs and trees thrive in soil stripped of ice and permafrost by global warming, according to a new study. Wooded areas in the Arctic could increase ...