As the Arctic warms, reindeer herders face encroachment from new industries

As the Arctic warms, reindeer herders face encroachment from new industries

FINNMARK PLATEAU, Norway/OSLO — When he's not out on the Arctic tundra with his 2,000 reindeer, his dog and Whitney Houston blasting through his...
US Coast Guard settles into Kotzebue for the summer

US Coast Guard settles into Kotzebue for the summer

The U.S. Coast Guard has set up a temporary base of operations for the 2018 summer season at Kotzebue, on Alaska's Northwest Arctic coast,...
The Northern Barents Sea is warming dramatically

The Northern Barents Sea is warming dramatically

The northern Barents Sea is an Arctic warming hotspot, says Sigrid Lind with the Marine Research Institute in Tromsø, Norway. The area is changing...
With warming temperatures, Canada’s Arctic glaciers are melting faster

With warming temperatures, Canada’s Arctic glaciers are melting faster

Most of Canada’s Arctic glaciers are shrinking — and some are already gone.A survey of 1,773 glaciers across northern Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada...
Russia’s East Siberian Sea is the most dangerous for Arctic shipping

Russia’s East Siberian Sea is the most dangerous for Arctic shipping

The risk for ship accidents varies across the Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route and a recent study found the East Siberian Sea...
For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish dump’

For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish...

“This is what I found during a short 200-meter walk along the shoreline of Sorgfjorden on the north coast of Spitsbergen,”Mats Forsberg tells the...
Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

To better understand chemical and ecological changes in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, scientists have launched a small fleet...
The largest ever international Arctic research project is underway

The largest ever international Arctic research project is underway

The largest international Arctic research project to be undertaken, the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) project, was kick-started last...
The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

Arctic sea ice could vanish not just in the summer but also in the fall by this century if global warming continues on its...
For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is underway in Alaska

For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is...

Dead seabirds have again been found turning up on Bering Strait region beaches, making this the fourth consecutive year with unusual die-offs in coastal...