6 scientists, 1,000 miles, 1 prize: The Arctic Alaska Bumblebee

6 scientists, 1,000 miles, 1 prize: The Arctic Alaska Bumblebee

DALTON HIGHWAY, Alaska —“To bees, time is honey.” — Bernd Heinrich, “Bumblebee Economics”One hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, by the side of a...
Captain Cook’s detailed 1778 records confirm global warming today in the Arctic

Captain Cook’s detailed 1778 records confirm global warming today in the...

Passengers simmered in Jacuzzis and feasted on gourmet cuisine this summer as the 850-foot cruise ship Crystal Serenity moved through the Northwest Passage.But in...
Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

The Arctic Council intends to turn its attention to the marine litter and microplastics found around the circumpolar world.It’s developing a project that will...
Norway unveils most advanced research vessel to sail the Arctic Ocean

Norway unveils most advanced research vessel to sail the Arctic Ocean

A milestone was set this week for what will be the most advanced high-tech research vessel ever breaking the ice on the top of...
Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher waves

Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher...

Receding sea ice is increasingly making Arctic routes a viable option for shippers, but with less ice comes greater potential for higher waves. While...
Arctic sea ice hits sixth-lowest minimum in satellite record

Arctic sea ice hits sixth-lowest minimum in satellite record

After six months of seasonal thaw, Arctic sea ice has reached what appears to be its annual minimum, settling at the sixth lowest extent...
Polar regions breed more new species than the tropics, study finds

Polar regions breed more new species than the tropics, study finds

The tropical waters may enjoy the highest marine fish biodiversity on earth, but it's the colder oceans near the poles that serve as the...
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...
Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a...

Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in...
Alaska youths sue to force state action on climate change

Alaska youths sue to force state action on climate change

An attorney representing a group of environmentally minded young Alaskans argued in state court on Monday that Alaska’s enthusiastic embrace of oil development is...