Cold, rough seas can make drilling difficult and cleanup of a possible skill even more challenging.
The administration grants Shell's request to begin drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Sea under certain conditions, despite opposition from environmental groups.
Two Dutch explorers studying melting Arctic sea ice have apparently drowned after falling through thin ice.
Thinning Arctic sea ice will reflect less sunlight and melt more quickly, exacerbating climate change. Continue reading →
When you block out the glare of the sun, usually invisible -- and beautiful -- phenomena pop into view.
The photos depict day-to-day life at the Antarctic base camp of ill-fated explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
Climate change blamed for breakdown of currents that circulate heat, nutrients through the Atlantic.
Arctic sea ice has reached its annual winter peak, which was a record low for the satellite era.
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