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...
U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

The U.S. Coast Guard has set up its summer shop in Arctic Alaska, establishing a seasonal base of operations at Kotzebue, a hub community...
‘Punch in the gut’ as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice

‘Punch in the gut’ as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic...

LONDON — Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the...
Geologists search for Earth’s earliest life forms in Nunavut

Geologists search for Earth’s earliest life forms in Nunavut

More than a billion years ago, a planet-changing volcanic eruption fossilized some of Earth’s first organisms in lava flows stretching across North America’s Arctic...
How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean energy

How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean...

The predominantly Inuit town of Kugaaruk, Nunavut in Canada’s far North pays more than a dollar per kWh for electricity — nearly ten times...
Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea oil company

Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea...

MELBOURNE — With a giant gas project expansion in the tropical highlands of remote Papua New Guinea bogged down by politics, the country's biggest...
Record-early Alaska river breakups are part of a long-term warming trend

Record-early Alaska river breakups are part of a long-term warming trend

When a wooden tripod dropped from the last bit of melting ice into the flowing water of Alaska’s Tanana River just after midnight on...
US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering entire coast for auction

US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering...

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday officially announced its plan to offer up the entire coastal plain of of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
Russia’s new natural resource minister opens an Arctic office

Russia’s new natural resource minister opens an Arctic office

Russia's Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin has announced the establishment of a new Arctic department, saying an improvement of the ministry structure is...
US federal agency launches environmental review for a big new oil field planned for Alaska’s North Slope

US federal agency launches environmental review for a big new oil...

A government agency has launched the environmental review for what would be a major new oil development in Arctic Alaska, part of a larger...