Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
The rapid pace of climate change is rendering genetic adaptation "unfeasible," so seals and whales in the Arctic are evolving new behavioural and dietary patterns which could determine whether their species survive, a new study finds.
A team of Turkish researchers established the observation station in Antarctica, which will provide meteorological data such as wind speed, pressure and global solar radiation for two years.
Adventurer Colin O'Brady becomes first person to complete solo and unassisted 1,600km crossing of frozen continent from north to south.
The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.
Madeline Stuart, the first professional model with Down’s syndrome to make the cut for New York Fashion Week, continues her triumphant journey as a model as another 21-year-old, a Spanish model also with Down syndrome, fulfills her catwalk dream.
Farmers in Australia's eastern states are struggling with extreme aridity that has turned green pastures into dust, with the economies of local towns also suffering.
Portugal, who won Euro 2016 in France, dominated possession but their attack did not have enough bite to break through the Uruguay defence twice, leaving captain Cristiano Ronaldo a frustrated figure during the entire match.
It was the first time in World Cup history that a team had been eliminated by the amount of yellow cards they had accrued in the tournament.
The United Nations’ environment agency says plastic pollution has been detected from the Arctic to Antarctica and in remote places, including the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the world’s oceans in the Pacific.
Ice covers almost all of Antarctica. In some places, it's four kilometres thick. But that's changing as temperatures climb, and it could have drastic consequences for the planet as a whole.
Turkey's expedition to the Antarctic has just returned from the White Continent, and aims to track the impact of global warming on the area.
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