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...
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...
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...
Renewed EU funding will keep a Scandinavian Arctic fox program going

Renewed EU funding will keep a Scandinavian Arctic fox program going

Conservationists who have brought the Arctic fox in Norway and Sweden back from the brink of extinction will receive an additional €1 million ($1.1...
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...
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 experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy in the Arctic

Alaska’s experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy...

Arctic renewable energy has the potential for a global impact, but stories of energy transformation in the region are often overshadowed. For the month...
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...
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...