New research reinforces view of link between rising Arctic temperatures and extreme cold farther south

New research reinforces view of link between rising Arctic temperatures and...

As if melting glaciers, thawing permafrost and starving polar bears weren't enough, scientists are finding that the effects of climate change in the Arctic...
As a Russian nickel plant faces closure, locals fear for their town’s future

As a Russian nickel plant faces closure, locals fear for their...

The toxic smoke that for decades has embraced the borderlands between Russia and Norway might soon vanish, as Russian nickel producer Nornickel closes its...
Norway picks wind power skeptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling debate

Norway picks wind power skeptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling...

OSLO — Norway made an outspoken right-wing lawmaker who once called wind turbines "white monsters" its oil and energy minister on Wednesday, as the...
Newtok poised to be relocation model for climate-imperiled villages

Newtok poised to be relocation model for climate-imperiled villages

New money from the federal budget to the Denali Commission will be used to push forward with the relocation of an Alaska village hard...
Northern fish are tough, but climate change is causing some to dwindle

Northern fish are tough, but climate change is causing some to...

Summer has arrived in the northern reaches of Canada and Alaska, liberating hundreds of thousands of northern stream fish from their wintering habitats. Through the...
Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...
Why signs of ultra-rare right whales are showing up in farther-north Alaska waters — and why that’s worrisome

Why signs of ultra-rare right whales are showing up in farther-north...

As the Bering Sea warms and transforms, marine animals of all types are moving north — including some of the world’s most critically endangered...
As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the test

As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the...

The Arctic is one of the most secure regions in the world, experts say. But as the environment changes rapidly, opening up the region...
Nunavik pushes for its right to manage and harvest the region’s caribou

Nunavik pushes for its right to manage and harvest the region’s...

Makivik Corp. says it continues to push for an Inuit-led caribou management plan in Nunavik — one that will both protect the region’s herds...
Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway for Russia’s Arctic tourism

Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway...

For visitors, the Russian town on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago combines the contrasts of pristine Arctic beauty and Soviet style industry. Nowadays, however, Barentsburg is...