A few years ago, the water suddenly disappeared from a subglacial lake in Greenland, and it collapsed into a funny silhouette that NASA likens to a "mitten", but I think looks more like a waving Yeti. Read More >>
A pair of Norwegian scientists are in the middle of a long expedition over the Arctic winter, living out of a hovercraft on a drifting ice floe. There is no sun, it's freezing and yet they seem to be having a grand ol' time doing science.
Harp seals use sea ice as their chilly love nests, and after the lovin' leads to babies, parents nurse for just 12 days before the pups are on their own. But their ice dens have been melting beneath the baby seals, and when that happens, their chances of survival are slim.