Some experts have linked the vortex disruption to sea ice loss and the cold snap which hit Texas this year.
Countries including Russia, the U.S. and China are all competing for access to the lucrative sea routes and natural resources uncovered by melting ice.
The Arctic sea ice minimum reached its second lowest ever level recorded in September.
At one point, the driving comes face-to-face with a bear looking through his windshield.
The discovery comes months after the most southerly sighting of a beluga off the coast of San Diego.
A woman who had visited a "heave mound" before an explosion almost became the "first victim" of the geological event, a scientist studying the crater said.
The crater is believed to have formed through an explosion after a build-up of methane underground.
A polar bear entered a Norwegian camp on Friday morning and killed a tourist. The creature was shot and later found dead nearby
The administration announced a leasing program on Monday that will open up more than 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration.
The total disappearance of the Arctic summer sea ice is forecast for as early as 2040. Newsweek takes an exclusive look at the new National Geographic doc that shows the Indigenous life that's also melting away in the Arctic, and how this pandemic is the loudest wake-up call we have for humanity.
The Arctic has experienced unprecedented temperatures, which has been largely attributed to climate change.
"This is a preview of our future," said meteorologist Carl Parker.
Studies show emissions have risen by almost 10 percent in the last 20 years.
Nornickel is already being investigated for a 20,000-metric ton oil spill last month that activists say has destroyed sea life near Norilsk.
Russia declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into the river.
The hole stretches from Hudson Bay all the way to Russia's Arctic islands.
The bacteria were found at Loki's Castle—a field of active marine hydrothermal vents.
Researchers have detected novel viruses in samples of glacial ice, suggesting global heating could lead to the re-emergence of historic pathogens. But the science is uncertain.
Permafrost is ground that remains frozen for a period of two or more years.
Researchers found these regions of the eastern Arctic Ocean are relatively rare, which is "good news" for the climate.
The next decades, partly as a result of our inaction over the past ones, are crucial to mitigate climate warming. It is time to embrace innovative and proactive new experiments.
Findings come over 30 years after the Montreal Protocol was introduced.
In the new Netflix Original Series "V Wars" a prion disease unleashed from Arctic ice spreads vampirism to humans, but a microbial ecologist keyed us into the real nightmare scenario when microorganisms are unleashed from permafrost.
A draws on the expertise of 15 researchers from different disciplines to predict what a warming world will mean for the Earth's polar regions.
A fracture allowed the surface water to be transported to the land beneath the Arctic ice.
Researchers also found modern Arctic sledge dogs appear to be direct descendants of those brought over from Siberia and Alaska.
The Ivan Papanin unveiled in St. Petersburg contains cruise missiles and equipment to carry out scientific missions.
Vast oil and gas deposits are believed to be buried under the Arctic, where climate change is melting sea ice and uncovering new commercial opportunities.
The Arctic has been a climate sink for tens of thousands of years. However, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature, this precedent may be about to change—if it hasn't already.