Geologists have all but ruled out claims the Medieval Warm Period accounts for Greenland's colonisation from 986AD
Up to 95 per cent of the floating, sea-based part of the Zachariae Isstrom glacier has been lost since 2002
The theory is that the hotter weather is hurting the insects’ metabolism as they need to use more energy to obtain food
Scientists claim to have recorded a new lowest ever temperature on earth, but where is it and just where are the coldest places on the planet?
A British man has died after getting caught up in a severe snow storm during a trip of a lifetime to Greenland.
There was always the risk that Feast would turn into a glorified dog's dinner - but production avoids that with verve
Tom Leece is Film and TV editor at Fourth & Main
Professional photographer for Canon Europe, Thorsten Milse, recently accompanied the WWF's conservation sailing expedition to the Arctic as part of the WWF Last Ice Area Project.
The vast ice sheet of Greenland underwent a remarkable transformation for a few days this month when scientists observed an unprecedented melting of its frozen surface.
Scientists say there has been a freak event in Greenland this month: Nearly every part of the massive ice sheet that blankets the island suddenly started melting.
The total volume of water that has melted from all of the world's polar ice sheets, ice caps and mountain glaciers over the past decade would repeatedly fill Britain's largest lake, Windemere, more than 13,000 times, according to one of the most comprehensive studies of the Earth's frozen "cryosphere".
Christmas books of the year
This week sees the start of 'Human Planet', a new BBC series focusing on our place in the natural world. As these extracts from the book by Dale Templar and Brian Leith that accompanies the programmes reveal, it's a dramatic – and colourful – story
She may have been one of the many thousands of people who failed to get to work yesterday because of the snow, but Professor Julia Slingo, the Met Office's chief scientist, is adamant that the current cold weather is merely a natural fluctuation – and does not mean that global warming is all a myth.
Play based on lone scientist's 40-year study of Alaskan guillemots
He uses rocks for plates and cooks whatever the weather brings. John Walsh meets René Redzepi, the passionate purist behind the world’s best restaurant