Greenlanders head to polls in snap election

Greenlanders head to polls in snap election

Greenlanders headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in a snap parliamentary election that has been dominated by debate over a controversial mining project...
The coming diseases: As the climate warms, Alaska faces new threats from zoonotic illnesses

The coming diseases: As the climate warms, Alaska faces new threats...

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
Canada considers listing ringed seals under Species at Risk Act

Canada considers listing ringed seals under Species at Risk Act

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans will begin consultations with communities across the North this fall about whether to list ringed seals under the...
Arctic lightning has tripled since 2010, thanks to rapid warming

Arctic lightning has tripled since 2010, thanks to rapid warming

In a single decade, summer lightning tripled across the Arctic, a change directly attributed to rapid Arctic warming, a new scientific paper reports. “Now that...
Relatively low maximum Arctic ice extent part of the ‘new normal’

Relatively low maximum Arctic ice extent part of the ‘new normal’

After an “uneventful” winter freeze, Arctic sea ice extent has passed its seasonal maximum and it is starting its annual melt, the National Snow...
Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck in Arctic sea ice

A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck...

Over the past decade shipping traffic in the Arctic has expanded rapidly, especially along Russia’s Northern Sea Route, which has seen a ten-fold increase...
Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Norway’s coastal communities are familiar with polar lows, but they often go unnoticed in Canada. Short-lived, but intense and hard to forecast, polar lows...
A new field guide from an Alaska researcher explains the science — and importance — of snow

A new field guide from an Alaska researcher explains the science...

Matthew Sturm might be considered an Alaska guru of snow. During his three-decade career in the Fairbanks area, he has analyzed Alaska and Arctic snow...
Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Scientists in Svalbard seeking to understand the environmental impact of releasing wastewater directly into the ocean have found surprisingly high levels of pharmaceuticals in...