Biden administration will scrap Trump plan for wider oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic

Biden administration will scrap Trump plan for wider oil drilling in...

ANCHORAGE — The Biden administration announced on Monday that it will reverse a Trump-era policy that opened up vast swathes of land in Arctic...
Booming population is behind uptick in rabid fox encounters, says wildlife manager

Booming population is behind uptick in rabid fox encounters, says wildlife...

A rise in reported run-ins with rabid foxes in Nunavut in recent months is related to a boom in fox populations, according to the...
Iqaluit’s new water tank was contaminated during maintenance work, city says

Iqaluit’s new water tank was contaminated during maintenance work, city says

The City of Iqaluit’s new water quality monitoring station detected measurable amounts of hydrocarbons in one of the city’s treated water tanks on Dec....
What scientists learned about caribou from a new collar camera study

What scientists learned about caribou from a new collar camera study

Caribou move so far and so fast over the landscape that it is hard for people to know exactly what and when they’re eating. For...
Narwhals can be disturbed by faraway noises

Narwhals can be disturbed by faraway noises

A new study shows that narwhals are disturbed by noise originating as far as 20 to 30 kilometers away, reports Greenland national broadcaster KNR. The...
The high Arctic saw a huge spike in lightning last year

The high Arctic saw a huge spike in lightning last year

Scientists have long known that lightning is becoming more common in the Arctic, but a new report shows that the trend is increasing especially...
Gazprom’s new pipeline across the Gulf of Ob stirs environmental concern

Gazprom’s new pipeline across the Gulf of Ob stirs environmental concern

Russian oil and gas company Gazprom Neft officially launched a new 115.5-kilometer pipeline across the Gulf of Ob early last month. The pipeline will be...
An environmental group plans to sue over the impact to polar bears from a new Alaska oil project

An environmental group plans to sue over the impact to polar...

An environmental group is seeking to stop exploration work at an oil project on Alaska's North Slope that its developer touts as holding 1.6...
Northern Sweden’s Northvolt battery plant starts production

Northern Sweden’s Northvolt battery plant starts production

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's Northvolt said on Wednesday its new gigafactory in northern Sweden has assembled its first battery cell, making it the first European...
Alaska sees record December warmth and winter rains

Alaska sees record December warmth and winter rains

ANCHORAGE — An unusual winter warm spell in Alaska has brought daytime temperatures soaring past 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius) and torrents of...