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...
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...
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...
Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

A scientific expedition to Novaya Zemlya has discovered “big concentrations of radioactivity” in the ice — and concluded that the glaciers are melting into...
Walrus have once again begun massing at an Arctic Alaska beach

Walrus have once again begun massing at an Arctic Alaska beach

As they have for almost every year since sea ice extent plunged in 2007, Pacific walruses are amassing at a beach on Alaska’s Chukchi...
Sea ice should be rapidly re-freezing in the Arctic Ocean right now. It’s not

Sea ice should be rapidly re-freezing in the Arctic Ocean right...

Ice extent across the Arctic Ocean reached its annual minimum about two weeks ago. By now, ice would normally be forming rapidly, especially in...
Saami Council says Arctic rail link will have major negative consequences for reindeer husbandry

Saami Council says Arctic rail link will have major negative consequences...

A railway connecting Rovaniemi in Finland to the Arctic Ocean port of Kirkenes in Norway will affect the income and existence of the reindeer...
The magnetic North Pole has officially moved

The magnetic North Pole has officially moved

On Monday, researchers updated the official location of the magnetic North Pole.The World Magnetic Model, which is maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
An iceberg the size of lower Manhattan broke off a Greenland glacier

An iceberg the size of lower Manhattan broke off a Greenland...

Calving events, where large blocks of ice break from a glacier, happen every day. But witnessing a 4-mile-wide, half-mile-deep, and mile-plus-long iceberg dumping into...
The amount of plastic waste on a remote Svalbard island shocked a Norwegian Coast Guard cleanup crew

The amount of plastic waste on a remote Svalbard island shocked...

The shore of Kiepert Island south in the Hinlopen Strait east of Spitsbergen is hundreds of kilometers from nearest civilization. A polar bear is...