A federal agency decision keeps former Shell leases in the Beaufort Sea alive

A federal agency decision keeps former Shell leases in the Beaufort...

Beaufort Sea oil leases that had been scheduled to expire late last year are now still alive, thanks to a decision by a U.S....
Researchers see a new pattern in the arrival of polar bears to Iceland

Researchers see a new pattern in the arrival of polar bears...

"Polar bears used to arrive in Iceland when there was a lot of pack ice but now we seem to have entered a period...
Sea ice loss is poised to dramatically change the Barents Sea ecosystem

Sea ice loss is poised to dramatically change the Barents Sea...

Sea ice retreat has been a well-documented consequence of climate change in the Arctic. Now, a new study projects that a related change could...
Oil development plan in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea gets regulators’ OK

Oil development plan in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea gets regulators’ OK

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it has approved the development plan for the first producing oil field located entirely in federal waters.The...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
Record-low sea ice in July sets up conditions for an ultra-low minimum extent this fall

Record-low sea ice in July sets up conditions for an ultra-low...

Hammered by heat on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides, Arctic sea ice melted continued its months-long melt pattern and was at record lows...
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...
From pole to pole, twin sea ice records have scientists stunned

From pole to pole, twin sea ice records have scientists stunned

We already knew there was something pretty odd about last month, November, in the Arctic. And in the Antarctic. At both poles, much of...
Nunavik is gaining ground while other coastlines erode

Nunavik is gaining ground while other coastlines erode

If you stand on the beach in Kuujjuaraapik on the Hudson Bay coast, your feet are firmly planted in Nunavik and, furthermore, Quebec.But if...
As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...