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...
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...
The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon emissions are curbed

The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon...

Even if the nations of the world manage to limit greenhouse gas emissions and cap the planet’s warming to an increase of 2 degrees...
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...
Arctic warming could cost the global economy nearly $70 trillion dollars, says study

Arctic warming could cost the global economy nearly $70 trillion dollars,...

Warming in the Arctic, it is well-understood, feeds on itself. Warming creates more melt and thaw, which creates more warming, a process known as...
Iceland unveils a memorial plaque for the first glacier it has lost

Iceland unveils a memorial plaque for the first glacier it has...

COPENHAGEN — Iceland unveiled a plaque to its Okjokull ice sheet on Sunday, the first of the country's hundreds of glaciers to melt away...
Northern Sweden’s Northvolt battery plant starts production

Northern Sweden’s Northvolt battery plant starts production

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's Northvolt said on Wednesday its new gigafactory in northern Sweden has assembled its first battery cell, making it the first European...
Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that could be a good thing

Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that...

Warmer temperatures in the Arctic may lead to more, and larger, wolf spiders. But this might be good for the region, according to a...
JPMorgan Chase becomes the second major US bank to drop Arctic oil financing

JPMorgan Chase becomes the second major US bank to drop Arctic...

One of the largest U.S. financial institutions on Tuesday announced a sustainability policy that precludes any backing for new Arctic oil development. The new policy...
U.S. ditches Trump-era policies for Arctic Alaska oil reserve

U.S. ditches Trump-era policies for Arctic Alaska oil reserve

ANCHORAGE — The Biden administration on Monday overturned a controversial Trump-era policy that would have opened new swathes of Arctic Alaska to oil development. The...