‘Zombie fires’ helped make this worst wildfire season ever recorded in the Arctic

‘Zombie fires’ helped make this worst wildfire season ever recorded in...

Wildfire causes can usually be neatly divided into those sparked by natural causes and those set by humans — intentionally or unintentionally. But this year,...
With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight vessels from Russia's Northern Fleet vessels set sail from the fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula Wednesday heading northeast on...
Alaska climate team’s plan seeks to fill void left by federal government

Alaska climate team’s plan seeks to fill void left by federal...

A comprehensive Alaska climate action plan released Wednesday calls for cuts in overall carbon emissions, expansion of renewable energy, targeted aid to imperiled villages and...
Parks Canada plans to record underwater sounds at Tallurutiup Imanga conservation area

Parks Canada plans to record underwater sounds at Tallurutiup Imanga conservation...

Parks Canada wants to record underwater activity in four spots around Arctic Bay, in the hope of creating greater understanding of how human activity...
Permafrost thaw will force Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport to close to most commercial traffic in 2024

Permafrost thaw will force Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport to close to most...

Kangerlussuaq Airport is Greenland’s main hub for international and domestic flights with 250,000 annual passengers, of which between 80 and 90 percent transfer to different flights....
Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska’s cities

Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska’s cities

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the sub-Arctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world's worst air...
The Arctic is turning brown because of weird weather — and it could accelerate climate change

The Arctic is turning brown because of weird weather — and...

Over the last few years Arctic scientists have reported a surprising finding: large areas of the Arctic are turning brown. This is in part...
A new survey has mapped an abandoned US military base beneath Greenland’s ice cap – but revealed few surprises

A new survey has mapped an abandoned US military base beneath...

Scientists working to assess the environmental impact of a secret Cold War military base built into the ice cap in extreme northwestern Greenland say they...
How tall tundra shrubs reveal the hidden presence of permanently thawed tundra soil

How tall tundra shrubs reveal the hidden presence of permanently thawed...

Permafrost, ground that is frozen year-round, has a polar opposite: talik, ground that is thawed year-round. And when talik appears in permafrost landscapes, it...
Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic waters

Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic...

A federal agency has granted its blessing to Hilcorp Energy Company’s plan of development for what would be the first producing oil field located...