Researchers are finding plastic in the poop of Arctic seabirds

Researchers are finding plastic in the poop of Arctic seabirds

Studies are underway to uncover the role Arctic seabird guano — or poop — plays in microplastic contamination.Given the size of their colonies and...
Permafrost’s fate may be more closely tied to sea ice than temperature, scientists find

Permafrost’s fate may be more closely tied to sea ice than...

It should come as little surprise that, as the planet warms, the amount of permanently frozen soil known as permafrost will decline. Just how...
In Alaska’s record-warm year, the heat-up was most dramatic in the Arctic

In Alaska’s record-warm year, the heat-up was most dramatic in the...

Alaska just completed its warmest calendar year in nearly a century of records, and the warming was most extreme in the state’s Arctic regions,...
How a walrus ‘resource curse’ might partly explain the Norse disappearance from Greenland

How a walrus ‘resource curse’ might partly explain the Norse disappearance...

A historical mystery has been given a modern ring after new research has suggested that the sudden disappearance of the Norse from Greenland in...
Alaska had its warmest year ever in 2019, a new report finds

Alaska had its warmest year ever in 2019, a new report...

Last year was Alaska's warmest year on record and the second wettest in the contiguous United States, according to a government report on the...
Changes to plans for a huge new Arctic Alaska oil project prompt more environmental review

Changes to plans for a huge new Arctic Alaska oil project...

An alteration in the plan to develop what is expected to be the westernmost producing oil field on Alaska’s North Slope has prompted federal...
New Nome port expansion plans add marine animal protections, but don’t increase depth

New Nome port expansion plans add marine animal protections, but don’t...

The latest draft of a feasibility study for expanding the port of Nome, a key port in the U.S. Arctic, narrows expansion options and includes...
Registered guides, whole fish, latest weapons in Norway’s efforts to keep foreign anglers honest

Registered guides, whole fish, latest weapons in Norway’s efforts to keep...

After doubling the penalty for fish smuggling this spring, Norway is prepared to impose further regulations aimed at combating a problem that during the...
What a half-century of studying Arctic seabirds has taught scientists about contaminants in the region

What a half-century of studying Arctic seabirds has taught scientists about...

Clues to the changing Arctic environment are perched on the sheared-off cliffs of Prince Leopold Island.Everything from contaminants such as DDT to changes in...
The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon emissions are curbed

The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon...

Even if the nations of the world manage to limit greenhouse gas emissions and cap the planet’s warming to an increase of 2 degrees...