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...

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...
A Svalbard reindeer died after getting tangled up in plastic waste

A Svalbard reindeer died after getting tangled up in plastic waste

Plastic waste represents an increasing problem for reindeer on Svalbard, and one reindeer recently died after it got entangled in a big tangle of...
Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives at its Arctic base

Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives at its Arctic base

MOSCOW — Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near the isolated Russian town of Pevek, on the Chukchi Sea...
Climate change is poised to divide Norway’s largest Arctic island into two

Climate change is poised to divide Norway’s largest Arctic island into...

Retreating glacier ice will eventually open a new strait  between the Barents and Greenland Seas through the island of Spitsbergen, the largest in the Norwegian...
US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering entire coast for auction

US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering...

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday officially announced its plan to offer up the entire coastal plain of of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
Ice seal die-offs in Alaska have spurred a government investigation

Ice seal die-offs in Alaska have spurred a government investigation

ANCHORAGE — U.S. government biologists are investigating the deaths of nearly 300 Arctic ice seals found on Alaska beaches since last summer, federal officials...
Russian scientists found microplastics along the entire Northern Sea Route

Russian scientists found microplastics along the entire Northern Sea Route

Russian researchers found microplastics all along the Northern Sea Route during an expedition there this summer.The Russian newspaper Izvestiya this week reports about the findings done...
U.S. House votes to prevent oil exploration in Arctic refuge

U.S. House votes to prevent oil exploration in Arctic refuge

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a bill that would remove oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the 2017...
Canada and Nunavut announce the creation of a new territorial park

Canada and Nunavut announce the creation of a new territorial park

There will be a new territorial park north of Clyde River, the governments of Nunavut and Canada announced Monday.The federal government will invest $4.7...