Sea ice at the North Pole was too thin to properly test Russia’s giant new icebreaker

Sea ice at the North Pole was too thin to properly...

After Russia's newest icebreaker, the nuclear-powered Arktika, reached the North Pole on her maiden voyage, the communication department of Atomflot sent a press release...
Warming threatens some iconic permafrost landscape features

Warming threatens some iconic permafrost landscape features

Pingos, the icy mounds that are iconic features of the permafrost landscapes, are at risk from climate warming, according to a new study by...
Concern mounts over impact of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in the Arctic

Concern mounts over impact of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in the Arctic

Alarm is growing about the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the Arctic, which have been found to harm peoples’ immune systems and...
Nunavik’s new beluga harvest plan waits for DFO’s green light

Nunavik’s new beluga harvest plan waits for DFO’s green light

Nunavik’s wildlife authorities have submitted a revised beluga management plan to the federal government for approval, with the hope of getting the green light...
Russian court sentences Arctic city mayor to community service over fuel spill

Russian court sentences Arctic city mayor to community service over fuel...

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Monday sentenced the former mayor of the Arctic city of Norilsk to six months of community service after...
The U.S. heavy-duty Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star will make a winter voyage to Arctic Alaska

The U.S. heavy-duty Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star will make a...

The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker that normally sails to the Antarctic will be headed north to Alaska waters this year, the admiral overseeing Alaska...
‘The ice is dying,’ warns researcher as largest ever Arctic expedition concludes

‘The ice is dying,’ warns researcher as largest ever Arctic expedition...

Researchers returning from the largest-ever Arctic expedition have warned that polar ice is melting and that the Arctic could be ice-free in summer within a few decades if...
Tribal governments sue to overturn approval of mining road proposed for Arctic Alaska

Tribal governments sue to overturn approval of mining road proposed for...

Several Alaska tribal governments have sued the Trump administration over its approval of a proposed 211-mile industrial road that would cut through the Brooks...
Meet the scientist sampling the Arctic’s environmental DNA

Meet the scientist sampling the Arctic’s environmental DNA

As the Arctic melts and reveals swathes of ocean previously impenetrable to scientific investigation, the race is on to better document the rich ecosystems...
Russia opens criminal investigation over Far East marine pollution

Russia opens criminal investigation over Far East marine pollution

MOSCOW — Russia on Wednesday opened a criminal investigation to establish the cause of unexplained toxic pollution off its far eastern coast that has...