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.
Only days earlier, President Vladimir Putin has announced Russia would develop short and intermediate-range missiles.
Although poor reproduction rates have been known to affect individual species in the past, this is the first time such low reproductive rates have been seen at every stage of the ecosystem.
The researchers were able to scoop the bubbling water out of the sea with buckets.
Climate change is causing Arctic sea ice to recede, opening up lucrative economic opportunities but pitting great powers against each other in a race for influence.
The Trump administration justified the expansion of drilling in the Arctic ircle, saying "there is not a climate crisis."