A shrinking Alaska glacier is releasing old pesticides in its meltwater

A shrinking Alaska glacier is releasing old pesticides in its meltwater

Decades ago, when DDT was considered a miracle weapon against insect pests, people doused crops, fields, buildings and neighborhoods with the chemical compound. Remnants...
Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says yes.

Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says...

There is good news and bad news about the big warm-water “Blob” that has wreaked havoc on the North Pacific for the past three...
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...
Interior takes step toward 2019 Beaufort oil lease sale

Interior takes step toward 2019 Beaufort oil lease sale

The U.S. Department of Interior is moving forward on new oil and gas leasing in the offshore Arctic, targeting some areas that had been...
North Slope ‘fish spa’ might hold answers to survival in a warming Arctic

North Slope ‘fish spa’ might hold answers to survival in a...

TOOLIK LAKE — A North Slope “fish spa” might hold answers to how arctic grayling will react in a changing climate.The lab at Toolik...
Alaska’s governor and Congressional delegation want to remove most of the state’s waters from new offshore leasing plan

Alaska’s governor and Congressional delegation want to remove most of the...

Alaska’s governor and Congressional delegation are urging the Department of Interior to limit offshore oil leasing to the three most prospective areas — the...
A huge iceberg has drifted close to a Greenland village, causing fears of a tsunami

A huge iceberg has drifted close to a Greenland village, causing...

COPENHAGEN — An iceberg the size of a hill has drifted close to a tiny village on the western coast of Greenland, causing fear...
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...
A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik,...
The 2016 Bering Sea heat wave was the warmest on record

The 2016 Bering Sea heat wave was the warmest on record

The Bering Sea in 2016 was warmer than at any time in the 35-year record of satellite measurements of sea-surface temperatures, with extraordinary heat...