Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird Arctic weather

Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird...

With the most recent blast of exceptionally warm air into the Arctic at the end of last week, marking the third time this winter...
Scientists capture ancient Greenland sharks on camera

Scientists capture ancient Greenland sharks on camera

The Greenland shark is one of the world’s largest marine species, reaching lengths over six meters. And yet these fish, which prefer the deep,...
Thawing Arctic permafrost could release massive amounts of mercury

Thawing Arctic permafrost could release massive amounts of mercury

First, there was the “carbon bomb.” Now add a mercury bomb to the scary risks posed by permafrost thaw.New research shows that permafrost soils...
Threat of moose-killing tick infestation looms as far-north climate warms

Threat of moose-killing tick infestation looms as far-north climate warms

A small but dangerous parasite, the winter tick, is spreading north and west as winters become shorter and now is knocking at Alaska’s border.The...
Air pollution from ships will likely slow rising Arctic temperatures, researchers say

Air pollution from ships will likely slow rising Arctic temperatures, researchers...

Arctic shipping is one of the paradoxes of global warming. Rising temperatures tied to increased carbon pollution from things like transportation have resulted in...
Scientists are close to losing a critical tool for sea ice research

Scientists are close to losing a critical tool for sea ice...

Sea ice is vital to the Arctic, influencing climate patterns, human and animal interactions, and ecological processes. And it's no secret that the ice...
Denmark’s ambitious Arctic research strategy is light on funding

Denmark’s ambitious Arctic research strategy is light on funding

Denmark is to become “one of the world’s leading Arctic-research nations,” according a new strategy unveiled by that country’s science minister.Among the proposals put...
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...
Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s northern territories

Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s...

The federal government has committed to exempting aviation fuel used in Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories from the country’s carbon tax.Under Ottawa’s carbon pricing...
Mysterious circles in Arctic sea ice have scientists baffled

Mysterious circles in Arctic sea ice have scientists baffled

Just when all the mysteries of the natural world seem to be answered, a pattern of Arctic sea ice circles comes your way.Recently, scientists...