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Arctic sea ice is close to its annual minimum extent — but that’s just part of the picture

Arctic sea ice is close to its annual minimum extent —...

As the autumn equinox looms and winter darkness approaches, Arctic sea ice has dwindled to what appears to be one of the lowest minimums...

Trump eyes Greenland

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Norway’s Bodø could be the first Arctic city named a European Capital of Culture

Norway’s Bodø could be the first Arctic city named a European Capital of Culture

On Wednesday, a jury will decide which city will have the status of European Capital of Culture in 2024. One of the three finalist...
A geologist’s front-row seat to Greenland glacial melt

A geologist’s front-row seat to Greenland glacial melt

IN THE AREA OF KULUSUK, EAST GREENLAND — As we approached the glacier, mountain guide David Gladwin lost his footing in deep mud. “Go left!”...
Alaska’s Arctic researchers can breathe easier for the moment, but political uncertainty remains

Alaska’s Arctic researchers can breathe easier for the moment, but political uncertainty remains

The last three months have left the University of Alaska system and its internationally recognized Arctic research programs suffering from bureaucratic whiplash.The challenge now...
Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

The spectre of climate change looms large over Audun Salte's dog farm.His 110 dogs live in the sparse outdoors of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago...
Alaska seabird die-offs, now in their fifth year, are a ‘red flag’ in warming climate

Alaska seabird die-offs, now in their fifth year, are a ‘red flag’ in warming...

For five years in a row, masses of dead birds have been turning up on Alaska shorelines.The big die-offs involve different species in different...