Homes like parkas? Why Arctic housing may need  to go back to the future

Homes like parkas? Why Arctic housing may need to go...

SEATTLE — Arctic housing specialist Jack Hébert likes to paraphrase a saying from the Inupiaq, an Indigenous group living in Alaska's Arctic."Before the white...
Arctic sea ice extent hits a record low for April — and old ice is disappearing fast

Arctic sea ice extent hits a record low for April —...

Arctic sea ice extent last month was the lowest for any April on record, thanks in part to a heat wave early in the...
Continued disagreements over climate change appear likely to kill an Arctic Council joint declaration

Continued disagreements over climate change appear likely to kill an Arctic...

For the first time since the establishment of the Arctic Council in 1996, a meeting of the foreign ministers from the eight Arctic states...
Arctic states have mixed record in addressing environmental challenges, WWF scorecard says

Arctic states have mixed record in addressing environmental challenges, WWF scorecard...

The world’s Arctic nations have made uneven progress in their responses to problems caused by rapid climate warming, an international organization said in a...
The US is fighting against climate change language in Arctic Council declaration, reports say

The US is fighting against climate change language in Arctic Council...

As the Arctic Council prepares to convene its biennial ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland next week, representatives from the United States have clashed with...
Why Norwegians are worried about a mysterious beluga whale that appeared off Norway’s Arctic coast

Why Norwegians are worried about a mysterious beluga whale that appeared...

A white beluga whale is loitering off the coast of northern Norway, and that is starting to worry Norwegians, who are afraid it might...
China acquires 20 percent stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 Project

China acquires 20 percent stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 Project

China continues to invest in Arctic natural resources as two Chinese national oil companies secure a 20 percent stake in Novatek's massive Arctic LNG...
Greenpeace activists target Norwegian Arctic drilling rig

Greenpeace activists target Norwegian Arctic drilling rig

Four representatives of Greenpeace jumped onboard the oil rig West Hercules on Monday as it was moored on the waterfront in Hammerfest, in Northern...
Arctic scientists turn to comedy to discuss serious environmental changes

Arctic scientists turn to comedy to discuss serious environmental changes

It can be difficult to communicate climate change's effects on the Arctic. After all, the news often isn’t great: The region continues to see...
U.S. wildlife regulator slams Trump’s Arctic refuge drilling study

U.S. wildlife regulator slams Trump’s Arctic refuge drilling study

The Trump administration failed to adequately consider oil spills, climate change and the welfare of polar bears in its expedited study of proposed drilling...