A Svalbard discovery shows ‘superbugs’ travel faster, further than previously thought, scientists warn

A Svalbard discovery shows ‘superbugs’ travel faster, further than previously thought,...

You’ve most likely never heard of blaNDM-1, but scientists say discovery of the microbial gene in Svalbard is an important step in understanding one...
Arctic sea ice isn’t just shrinking in area; it’s also getting thinner

Arctic sea ice isn’t just shrinking in area; it’s also getting...

Had November been normal, sea-ice extent might have been somewhat above average for the month.Despite exceptionally warm air and water temperatures in the Arctic...
As sea ice gets scarcer, polar bear attacks on people become more frequent

As sea ice gets scarcer, polar bear attacks on people become...

As Arctic sea ice has dwindled, polar bear attacks on people have increased — correlated trends that point to distressed conditions for bears forced to...
Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

In a meeting Wednesday, Finland president Sauli Niinisto called on the Arctic Council to cut down on black carbon emissions in the region.According to...
Study: Global warming is affecting the jet stream so that extreme weather is more likely to persist for longer periods

Study: Global warming is affecting the jet stream so that extreme...

Ever since 2012, scientists have been debating a complex and frankly explosive idea about how a warming planet will alter our weather - one...
Thanks to climate change, some Svalbard reindeer have added kelp to their diet

Thanks to climate change, some Svalbard reindeer have added kelp to...

With more frequent winter rains coating tundra plants with an icy barrier, reindeer in one part of the Arctic are turning to the sea...
How an art project works to bring Arctic climate change to a global audience

How an art project works to bring Arctic climate change to...

Scientists have been studying climate change in the Arctic for decades, and countless studies have quantified the wide-ranging effects of changes in the region...
Arctic cruises accused of leaving Indigenous communities in the cold

Arctic cruises accused of leaving Indigenous communities in the cold

LONDON — A lust for adventure tourism is driving a rise in the number of cruise ships touring the Arctic, but local people are...
Greenpeace activists target Norwegian Arctic drilling rig

Greenpeace activists target Norwegian Arctic drilling rig

Four representatives of Greenpeace jumped onboard the oil rig West Hercules on Monday as it was moored on the waterfront in Hammerfest, in Northern...
A new atlas describes the changing marine ecosystem in Canada’s Arctic

A new atlas describes the changing marine ecosystem in Canada’s Arctic

Just in time for the 2018 G7 ministerial meeting in Halifax — where the theme is climate change, marine protection and clean energy — trio of...