Tens of thousands of reindeer starve in Russia, as thick ice hampers tundra grazing

Tens of thousands of reindeer starve in Russia, as thick ice...

Local residents in Russia's Yamal region believe between 60,000 and 80,000 reindeer might have died of starvation over the past few months. The tragedy...
Terrain, lack of freshwater and uneven snow will make Arctic refuge winter travel difficult, scientists warn

Terrain, lack of freshwater and uneven snow will make Arctic refuge...

In their argument for oil drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, supporters invoke oil companies’ experience of using seasonal...
Why we should worry about Greenland’s melting ice sheets

Why we should worry about Greenland’s melting ice sheets

Greenland is the largest island in the world and on it rests the largest ice mass in the Northern Hemisphere. If all that ice...
A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring international action

A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring...

People in the Arctic increasingly face a conundrum: Why are their waters and marine systems — so far away from the world’s major population...
Alaska’s climate action team suggests the state set up a carbon-pricing system

Alaska’s climate action team suggests the state set up a carbon-pricing...

Alaska, scientists have been saying for years, is on the front line of climate change. Now the climate leadership team appointed by Gov. Bill...
Trump administration seeks to allow polar bear disturbance for oil in Alaska refuge

Trump administration seeks to allow polar bear disturbance for oil in...

ANCHORAGE — The Trump administration on Monday proposed allowing companies searching for oil and gas deposits in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to disrupt...
A new investor breathes fresh life into a major Russian Arctic coal project

A new investor breathes fresh life into a major Russian Arctic...

Roman Trotsenko, one of Russia’s richest businessmen, plans to invest 33 billion rubles in an Arctic coal project in the far northern Taymyr Peninsula,...
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...
Russia launches a new satellite to monitor Arctic climate

Russia launches a new satellite to monitor Arctic climate

MOSCOW — Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on Sunday on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic amid a...
Hey Arctic tourists, here’s why you should be careful around calving glaciers

Hey Arctic tourists, here’s why you should be careful around calving...

Tourists were filmed fleeing from the edge of a lagoon in Iceland on Sunday, as a glacier calved there, creating large pulsating waves near...