What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that has at lower latitudes — could galvanize the world to climate action

The loss of Arctic sea ice — and the effect that...

The alarming reports of declining sea ice in the Arctic and the growing predictions of ice-free Arctic summers may yet serve as a wake-up...
The first-ever scientific population estimate finds Chukchi Sea polar bears have thrived in recent years

The first-ever scientific population estimate finds Chukchi Sea polar bears have...

The Chukchi Sea between Russia and the United States has long posed a big question mark to polar bear researchers.The bears there are one...
Speedier sea ice in warming Arctic could spread pollution farther

Speedier sea ice in warming Arctic could spread pollution farther

In the Arctic, bad news for one country could mean bad news for all. As the region warms faster than the rest of the...
Canada’s science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge

Canada’s science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge

As the summer research season gets underway in the Arctic, many scientists are travelling north — but only one of those scientists is also...
Russian scientists find 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas

Russian scientists find 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas

Russian scientists recently discovered 7,000 earthen knobs erupting from the Siberian Arctic, each the size of a small hill. It was as though the...
Canadian report says oil development poses bigger risks to Arctic refuge’s caribou than US authorities admit

Canadian report says oil development poses bigger risks to Arctic refuge’s...

Trump administration officials pushing for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have understated the risks to caribou, scientists said in a report...
Algae living on the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet are making it melt faster, researchers find.

Algae living on the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet are making...

Algae growing on the Greenland Ice Sheet significantly darkens the surface and is a more powerful warming agent than either black carbon or dust,...
Across the Arctic, lake ice is melting out earlier in the spring

Across the Arctic, lake ice is melting out earlier in the...

A study of 13,000 lakes throughout the Arctic finds that ice-out could occur as much as month earlier each spring in the decades to...
Open and warm waters off Arctic Alaska spark ‘bold’ forecast for warm October

Open and warm waters off Arctic Alaska spark ‘bold’ forecast for...

The lack of sea ice off Alaska and the persistence of warm temperatures in the open waters there have set up an unusual weather...