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...
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’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...
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 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...
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...
A walrus turns up in East Iceland

A walrus turns up in East Iceland

A large walrus without tusks swam ashore at Þvottárfjara beach in Álftafjörður, East Iceland on Tuesday.Walruses are not native to Iceland.According to marine biologist...
How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean seafloor

How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean...

Throughout world, the ocean floor's details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the...
Wildfires are burning through Northern Europe, including in the Arctic

Wildfires are burning through Northern Europe, including in the Arctic

After a period of hot weather and drought, fires have broken out in Northern Europe, including inside the Arctic Circle, prompting calls for help...
For the first time, scientists have found a dangerous toxin from algae in the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea

For the first time, scientists have found a dangerous toxin from...

Scientists have discovered yet another sign of persistent warming in Arctic waters off Alaska.For the first time, officials report, clams with dangerously high levels...