Glacier mice aren't rodents – they're mysterious balls of moss that manage to live in one of the world's harshest environments.
Polar regions may be becoming more profitable, but these "benefits" come with far more severe costs.
Extreme climatic events are harming plant communities in the Arctic. The resulting colour change is bad news for the region's carbon storage.
The continent's ice caps are melting, and both native and alien species will soon colonise the newly uncovered areas.