The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that has at lower latitudes — could galvanize the world to climate action

The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that...

The alarming reports of declining sea ice in the Arctic and the growing predictions of ice-free Arctic summers may yet serve as a wake-up...
Alaska aims to steer its own course on climate change

Alaska aims to steer its own course on climate change

Alaska must transition away from fossil fuels, invest more in renewables, and cut back on carbon emissions, according to a draft policy release by...
The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes

The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes

In the devastating wake of back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate scientists are discussing the link between climate change and extreme storms with renewed...
Warming ocean waters off Alaska bring widespread ecological changes, with more expected

Warming ocean waters off Alaska bring widespread ecological changes, with more...

As the global climate heats up, so do the ocean waters off Alaska, meaning big changes for marine ecosystems and bad news for some...
What driftwood could teach scientists about the changing Arctic climate

What driftwood could teach scientists about the changing Arctic climate

A British glaciologist plans to spend 10 days this September gathering driftwood from the coasts of Baffin Island and West Greenland.That’s because where driftwood...
Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says yes.

Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says...

There is good news and bad news about the big warm-water “Blob” that has wreaked havoc on the North Pacific for the past three...
A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped heavy oil on Alaska’s North Slope

A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped...

Overlaying the prolific oil reservoirs that have fed production of the Alaska North Slope oil fields for the past four decades is a completely...
North Slope lakes get artificial warmth to simulate climate change

North Slope lakes get artificial warmth to simulate climate change

TOOLIK LAKE -- Forty-eight propane tanks, three swimming pool heat pumps and three generators are key to studying climate change in one of the...
Scientists challenge magazine story about ‘uninhabitable Earth’

Scientists challenge magazine story about ‘uninhabitable Earth’

The temptation to paint a dire picture of climate change, at a time when the Trump administration seems bent on questioning a widely accepted...
Could a giant polar bear skull found at an eroding Alaska archaeological site be the legendary ‘weasel bear?’

Could a giant polar bear skull found at an eroding Alaska...

Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving...