Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Every week, hundreds of flights on U.S. airlines pass through Russian airspace. Only a handful of these flights actually start or end in Russia....
Iceland’s puffin in danger of extinction

Iceland’s puffin in danger of extinction

A new report published by Birdlife International lists 25 Icelandic birds species as endangered.The report, the State of the World's birds 2018, provides a...
Sámi mount new challenge to legality of Norway’s largest wind farm

Sámi mount new challenge to legality of Norway’s largest wind farm

The largest Sámi organisation in Norway has joined forces with several of that country’s most prominent conservation groups to seek a halt to construction...
Trump administration kicks off ANWR oil leasing process

Trump administration kicks off ANWR oil leasing process

The Trump administration is formally kicking off the process intended to sell oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a swath...
A federal agency decision keeps former Shell leases in the Beaufort Sea alive

A federal agency decision keeps former Shell leases in the Beaufort...

Beaufort Sea oil leases that had been scheduled to expire late last year are now still alive, thanks to a decision by a U.S....
What driftwood could teach scientists about the changing Arctic climate

What driftwood could teach scientists about the changing Arctic climate

A British glaciologist plans to spend 10 days this September gathering driftwood from the coasts of Baffin Island and West Greenland.That’s because where driftwood...
Outbreak of new diseases in Arctic likened to ‘zombie apocalypse’

Outbreak of new diseases in Arctic likened to ‘zombie apocalypse’

As climate warms and other environmental changes occur, could the Arctic be the site of a zombie apocalypse?One could already be underway, a Centers...
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...
Similar flood disasters, different responses: Villages in Alaska and Russia learn from each other

Similar flood disasters, different responses: Villages in Alaska and Russia learn...

In the Arctic spring of 2013, river communities on either side of the Bering Strait – Alaska’s Galena on the Yukon River and Russia’s...
For scientists, effects of snow falling on ice are an Arctic mystery

For scientists, effects of snow falling on ice are an Arctic...

Snow plays a fickle role in the formation of sea ice, sometimes hindering it, sometimes helping the process along. Recent research seems to indicate...