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.
Greenland Ice Sheet is thawing irregularly
December 4, 2012, 10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
While the Greenland Ice Sheet has been known to be gradually melting over the years, new evidence shows that certain areas are thinning faster than others.
Loss of polar ice sheet accelerating
November 30, 2012, 3:33 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Ice lost from Antarctica and Greenland accounts for .44 inches, or a fifth, of the 2.2 inches that the seas have risen on average since 1992.
Why the Arctic is becoming a 'giant Slushie'
August 28, 2012, 11:03 a.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Warm and windy conditions have loosened the already weakened sea ice even more and contributed to the 1.58 million square mile loss.
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.
Alec Baldwin to narrate Discovery's 'Frozen Planet'
November 30, 2011, 12:55 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Four years in the making, the Discovery Channel/BBC co-production is a groundbreaking look at the Earth's polar regions.
Watch polar bears in action
November 18, 2011, 3:14 p.m.
Check out 2 webcams from Churchill, Manitoba, where polar bears wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze so they can reach their seal-hunting grounds.
Gigantic iceberg may break off from Antarctic glacier
November 3, 2011, 9:06 a.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
Glacier is of particular interest to scientists because it is big, unstable and one of the largest sources of uncertainty in global sea level rise projections.