Scientists witness breathtaking polar sunrise over Greenland
April 12, 2014, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Scientist captures stunning sunrise during an aerial research mission to study polar ice in the Arctic circle.
Plants resurrected after 400 years under a glacier
May 28, 2013, 10:49 a.m. by John Platt
As global warming causes glaciers to retreat, long-dormant plants could be reborn.
Arctic sea ice hits yearly max, but still dwindling
March 28, 2013, 11:15 a.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
Less Arctic ice means more of the ocean and atmosphere can warm from the sun, and this warming may steer cold systems further south.
NASA's IceBridge mission braves the Arctic
March 20, 2013, 11:40 a.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
In continued efforts to track changes in glacial and sea ice, NASA's IceBridge plane has begun collecting data in Greenland.
Antarctic science balloon shatters longest flight record
January 24, 2013, 8:40 a.m. by Clara Moskowitz
A weather balloon called the Super-TIGER cosmic ray detector has broken the record for the longest balloon-borne experiment in Antarctica, and is still going strong.
Cool glass houses, melting ice and more in MNN's week in review
August 3, 2012, 5:21 p.m.
We've also created a bucket list of farmers markets and a book review of 'Wild,' the book that everyone is talking about — even Oprah.
Photos of Antarctica reveal shifts in ice
May 1, 2012, 6:24 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
Thanks to the combined technology of satellites and weather stations scattered around the Antarctic Peninsula, researchers can now keep tabs on the region's shifting landscape.
Infographic: Meltdown in the Arctic
December 13, 2011, 8:36 a.m.
Arctic sea ice always grows and shrinks with the seasons, but thanks to global warming, it's been doing a lot more of the latter lately. Here's a graphical look at just how quickly this sea change is happening.
Infographic: Polar bears in peril
December 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m.
Polar bears have ruled the Arctic for 100,000 years, but now they're struggling to keep up as the region undergoes a dramatic transformation.