A Western Nunavut goose die-off was due to ‘natural causes,’ autopsies show

A Western Nunavut goose die-off was due to ‘natural causes,’ autopsies...

Natural causes led to the death of more than 1,000 geese on Long Point beach outside Cambridge Bay this past August, a pathologist’s report has found.“It...
US Coast Guard settles into Kotzebue for the summer

US Coast Guard settles into Kotzebue for the summer

The U.S. Coast Guard has set up a temporary base of operations for the 2018 summer season at Kotzebue, on Alaska's Northwest Arctic coast,...
Alaska tundra has become a carbon emitter rather than carbon sink, study finds

Alaska tundra has become a carbon emitter rather than carbon sink,...

The tundra of Alaska and other Arctic regions once soaked up atmospheric carbon and locked it in the frozen ground, reducing the amount of earth-warming...
This year’s Arctic sea ice melt season is off to an unusually fast start

This year’s Arctic sea ice melt season is off to an...

For every day of April, Arctic sea ice extent was at or near record lows for this time of year, continuing a recent pattern...
‘Arctic gene’ that poses risks when fasting is found in many more infants now that DNA testing has begun

‘Arctic gene’ that poses risks when fasting is found in many...

Thousands of years of a diet with lots of animal fats and sparse carbohydrates left a mark on the DNA of Native people of...
Climate change is affecting wild berries, and the people who depend on them

Climate change is affecting wild berries, and the people who depend...

For many people in regions across the Far North who depend on wild food, there is a common traditional pattern: Harvest salmon when the...
The Arctic is full of mercury, and scientists think they know how it’s getting there

The Arctic is full of mercury, and scientists think they know...

The remote Arctic tundra may seem like the last place on Earth human pollution should be causing a problem - yet it's filled with...
Thawing permafrost is triggering thousands of landslides across the Arctic

Thawing permafrost is triggering thousands of landslides across the Arctic

Early spring temperatures in the town of Deadhorse, on the north coast of Alaska, average minus 17 degrees Celsius. But with global warming affecting...
As traditional Alaska Native marine diets decline, vitamin D deficiency rises

As traditional Alaska Native marine diets decline, vitamin D deficiency rises

Reduced consumption of traditional marine foods over the past decades has triggered a rise in vitamin D deficiencies, and the result has been an...
A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

It began as an aurora observatory — a place to improve atmospheric observations and space science in northern Iceland, at a rural outpost an...