Could sand spread on sea ice help keep the Arctic cool?

Could sand spread on sea ice help keep the Arctic cool?

Think of the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean as a reflective heat shield vital to a stable climate. Then consider that about 95 percent...
Thinner than expected Arctic sea ice has been a challenge for MOSAIC researchers

Thinner than expected Arctic sea ice has been a challenge for...

Three months into a year-long drift across the Arctic, scientists aboard the Polarstern have found that the ice floe the ship is attached to...
The deep roots of Russia’s Arctic ambitions — and what they mean for future stability in the region

The deep roots of Russia’s Arctic ambitions — and what they...

SAINT PETERSBURG — Last week at Russia’s small but magnificent Arctic museum, which has existed since 1933 in an old church in Saint Petersburg,...
Trump’s reversal on Alaska ocean mapping will help the Arctic

Trump’s reversal on Alaska ocean mapping will help the Arctic

An international effort to create a definitive map of the ocean floor by 2030 will get a boost from the Trump administration’s plan to...
Russia’s hypersonic missiles could be why Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland

Russia’s hypersonic missiles could be why Donald Trump wants to buy...

It has been a little more than three months since U.S. president Donald Trump confirmed on live TV that a purchase of Greenland, its...
Today’s Air Force Arctic survival gear tests have a long history in Alaska

Today’s Air Force Arctic survival gear tests have a long history...

The U.S. Air Force’s F-35 may be the most expensive weapons system ever built, but space inside the new fighter is at a premium,...
A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big Arctic battleground between preservation and development

A controversial road project in Alaska could become the next big...

In the early 1970s in Alaska, the oil industry said it needed an Arctic highway to be built alongside the proposed trans-Alaska pipeline, which...
Arctic permafrost thaw could set off sudden environmental changes

Arctic permafrost thaw could set off sudden environmental changes

Discussions of permafrost thaw in the Arctic have tended to frame it as a gradual process that could slowly change the future Arctic environment,...
When Boeing proposed the world’s largest plane for Arctic shipping

When Boeing proposed the world’s largest plane for Arctic shipping

With climate change and the continuing decline in Arctic sea ice, a new proposal to export liquefied natural gas from Alaska in icebreaking tankers...
What we can learn from a new look at the Bering Strait

What we can learn from a new look at the Bering...

As a home-schooled teenager from Decorah, Iowa, Bathsheba Demuth had her introduction to the Arctic in 1999 when she arrived in Old Crow, Yukon...