The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc for its ecosystem and residents

The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc...

A year ago, a midwinter meltdown erased most of the ice in the Bering Sea, leaving vast stretches of open water and creating shocking...
Huge ice block breaks off Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf

Huge ice block breaks off Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf

Scientists on Monday said the vast and ancient ice sheet sitting atop Greenland had sloughed off a 113-square-kilometer (approx. 44-square-mile) chunk of ice last...
Arctic coastal erosion isn’t just a byproduct of climate change — it also contributes to it

Arctic coastal erosion isn’t just a byproduct of climate change —...

Thousands of years ago, at the end of the last glacial period, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere shot up suddenly on three separate occasions...
Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that could be a good thing

Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that...

Warmer temperatures in the Arctic may lead to more, and larger, wolf spiders. But this might be good for the region, according to a...
The magnetic North Pole is moving fast enough to worry scientists

The magnetic North Pole is moving fast enough to worry scientists

The magnetic North Pole is moving at an alarming rate and forcing researchers to update a navigational model. According to The Washington Post, almost half...
Alaska seabird die-offs, now in their fifth year, are a ‘red flag’ in warming climate

Alaska seabird die-offs, now in their fifth year, are a ‘red...

For five years in a row, masses of dead birds have been turning up on Alaska shorelines. The big die-offs involve different species in different...
As permafrost thaws, the rocks once contained within it are dissolving, new research finds

As permafrost thaws, the rocks once contained within it are dissolving,...

Across the north, permafrost is thawing and releasing carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases. Scientists estimate that permafrost stores about 1,400 gigatons of...
Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped its climate policy and plan

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped...

The state of Alaska no longer has an official strategy for addressing climate change. With an administrative order issued on Feb. 21, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...
Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

A polar bear was shot and killed Saturday after it attacked and injured a tour guide. The attack happened Saturday morning when a group of...
Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more frequent

Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more...

For millennia, the North’s boreal forests have sucked carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the greenhouse gas layer enveloping the planet. But now, as big...