Arctic sea ice shrinks to its second-lowest annual minimum extent ever

Arctic sea ice shrinks to its second-lowest annual minimum extent ever

Arctic sea ice extent fell to the second-lowest annual minimum on record last week, a status that followed a summer of extreme heat in...
Warming conditions are making northern Bering Sea more friendly for pink salmon

Warming conditions are making northern Bering Sea more friendly for pink...

Pink salmon, the most plentiful and cheapest of Alaska’s five salmon species, are finding more hospitable habitat in the warming northern Bering Sea, a...
International lenders are said to back $9.5 billion financing for Russia’s Arctic LNG 2

International lenders are said to back $9.5 billion financing for Russia’s...

LONDON — International lenders have lined up about $9.5 billion in financial support for a Russian Arctic liquefied natural gas project, a document seen...
Shell returns to Arctic Alaska with new offshore oil drilling plans

Shell returns to Arctic Alaska with new offshore oil drilling plans

Five years after abandoning an ambitious multibillion-dollar offshore Arctic exploration program, Royal Dutch Shell is again proposing to drill for oil in Arctic Alaska...
A carbon neutral Nordic region would need 75 percent more electricity, study says

A carbon neutral Nordic region would need 75 percent more electricity,...

OSLO — Nordic countries would have to generate another 290 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity, an increase of 75 percent from current levels, to...
Mercury released by permafrost thaw puts Yukon River fish at risk, a new study finds

Mercury released by permafrost thaw puts Yukon River fish at risk,...

ANCHORAGE — If carbon emissions continue at current rates, so much mercury will leach from thawing permafrost that fish in the Yukon River could...
US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates, microgrids and nuclear

US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates,...

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it would reopen its Arctic Energy Office, located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The office will collaborate...
Alaska’s experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy in the Arctic

Alaska’s experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy...

Arctic renewable energy has the potential for a global impact, but stories of energy transformation in the region are often overshadowed. For the month...
Meet Nunavut’s newest arrival: the beaver

Meet Nunavut’s newest arrival: the beaver

A recent beaver catch in Baker Lake, along with this summer’s earlier beaver sighting near Kugluktuk, more than 1,000 kilometres northwest of Baker Lake, have...
COVID-19 restrictions ground Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program season in Nunavut

COVID-19 restrictions ground Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program season in Nunavut

Vessels plying Nunavut’s waters will have one less eye on them this season as the National Aerial Surveillance Program season was cancelled due to...