Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp season cancelled before it started

Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp season cancelled before it started

Barneo, Russia's annual ice camp at the North Pole won't open for the first time in 18 years, thanks to a combination of chilly...
For some Alaska islands there’s a ship-borne risk even scarier than an oil spill

For some Alaska islands there’s a ship-borne risk even scarier than...

The most dangerous ecological disaster for the islands of the Aleutian chain and the Bering Sea, biologicals have long warned, wouldn't be an oil...
Commission coordinating Alaska village relocation awaits new leader

Commission coordinating Alaska village relocation awaits new leader

The federal agency tasked with coordinating efforts to relocate eroding Alaska villages now lacks a permanent leader.The Denali Commission lost its federal co-chair when...
Scientists inside and out of the federal government raise concerns about Arctic refuge drilling

Scientists inside and out of the federal government raise concerns about...

Documents released last week by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility reveal concerns from U.S. government scientists about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.PEER...
Svalbard’s ‘Doomsday’ seed vault marks 10th anniversary with upgrades to protect it from climate change

Svalbard’s ‘Doomsday’ seed vault marks 10th anniversary with upgrades to protect...

On Monday, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault marks its 10th anniversary by accepting new deposits from 26 gene banks around the world.Earlier this month, construction...
Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in...

While the Trump administration is preparing studies leading up to its planned oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the government across the...
Similar flood disasters, different responses: Villages in Alaska and Russia learn from each other

Similar flood disasters, different responses: Villages in Alaska and Russia learn...

In the Arctic spring of 2013, river communities on either side of the Bering Strait – Alaska’s Galena on the Yukon River and Russia’s...
A spike in central Arctic Ocean radium levels startled scientists — and led to discoveries about how the ocean is rapidly changing

A spike in central Arctic Ocean radium levels startled scientists —...

In 2007, researchers climbed onto the icebreaker Polarstern and debarked from the northern Norwegian city of Tromsø, which sailed  to the central Arctic Ocean....
As climate changes, US admirals see increasing need for Arctic presence

As climate changes, US admirals see increasing need for Arctic presence

Although the new Arctic strategies from the Navy and the Coast Guard highlight rapid changes in the region, they also both shy away from attributing...
Arctic continues to experience warmer-than-average temperatures

Arctic continues to experience warmer-than-average temperatures

Warm January temperatures are lasting into February in some Arctic locations.On Monday and Tuesday, Cape Morris Jesup in Greenland recorded temperatures above freezing —and...