Invasive Arctic crab species in Norway are expanding to new shores

Invasive Arctic crab species in Norway are expanding to new shores

King crabs, which aren't native to the region, have conquered the Barents Sea and will continue to expand north- and southwards. The crabs might...
Thousands of rare ‘ice eggs’ have appeared on a beach in northern Finland

Thousands of rare ‘ice eggs’ have appeared on a beach in...

Thousands of unusual egg-like ice balls were discovered on a beach in northern Finland on last week.Covering much of a beach on Hailuoto Island, near...
A seal-killing virus probably spread from the North Atlantic to North Pacific because of sea ice retreat

A seal-killing virus probably spread from the North Atlantic to North...

When scientists in 2004 found that Alaska sea otters were exposed to a sometimes-deadly virus that plagues seals in the North Atlantic, they were...
Some Inukjuak residents remain concerned about hydro project

Some Inukjuak residents remain concerned about hydro project

Last month, 86 community members gathered in Inukjuak to share their concerns about the hydroelectric dam project underway at the edge of town.The Innavik...
As a Russian nickel plant faces closure, locals fear for their town’s future

As a Russian nickel plant faces closure, locals fear for their...

The toxic smoke that for decades has embraced the borderlands between Russia and Norway might soon vanish, as Russian nickel producer Nornickel closes its...
Inuit organizations raise caribou concerns at mine expansion hearing

Inuit organizations raise caribou concerns at mine expansion hearing

When was the last time caribou were seen on the road between Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine and its port at Milne...
Nunavut turbot gets sustainability stamp

Nunavut turbot gets sustainability stamp

Turbot fisheries in Nunavut waters are now internationally recognized as sustainable.As of Oct. 3, the fish, also known as Greenland halibut, can bear the...
Trump administration schedules another Arctic oil lease sale amid push for more Alaska drilling

Trump administration schedules another Arctic oil lease sale amid push for...

The Trump administration is putting oil leases for 3.98 million acres of federal lands in Arctic Alaska on the auction block next month, part...
Environmental groups are back in court to fight Norway’s Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups are back in court to fight Norway’s Arctic oil...

Green groups argued before a Norwegian appeals court on Tuesday that the government has violated the constitution by granting oil firms exploration rights in...
Warmer, shorter winters have turned permafrost regions from carbon sink to source

Warmer, shorter winters have turned permafrost regions from carbon sink to...

Permafrost holds within it more carbon than has ever been produced by humans. And for a long time, that carbon was safely locked in...