A climate chain reaction: Major Greenland melting could devastate crops in Africa

A climate chain reaction: Major Greenland melting could devastate crops in...

As melting Greenland glaciers continue to pour ice into the Arctic Ocean, we have more than the rising seas to worry about, scientists say....
Dwindling spring snowpack could be a troubling sign for Alaska wolverines

Dwindling spring snowpack could be a troubling sign for Alaska wolverines

Earlier spring snowmelt in northern Alaska could mean future trouble for wolverines, elusive fur-bearing mammals that hide in snow caves when they are young...
Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists uncover an ancient Arctic methane explosion

Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists uncover an ancient Arctic methane...

Nearly 12,000 years ago, a sudden burst of methane surged from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, leaving an array of gigantic craters in...
So much water pulsed through a melting glacier that it warped the Earth’s crust

So much water pulsed through a melting glacier that it warped...

NASA scientists detected a pulse of melting ice and water travelling through a major glacier in Greenland that was so big that it warped...
There are fewer seals on the menu for Svalbard’s polar bears

There are fewer seals on the menu for Svalbard’s polar bears

Polar bears’ diet is changing as sea ice declines in the coastal waters around Svalbard. Fewer ringed seals are killed by polar bears simply because...
Contaminants in animals give clues about the health of the north

Contaminants in animals give clues about the health of the north

FAIRBANKS — An environmental mystery lies in the remote Aleutian chain, the archipelago that stretches from mainland Alaska to Asia: Why do endangered Steller sea...
New footage shows Narwhal use tusk to stun Arctic cod

New footage shows Narwhal use tusk to stun Arctic cod

Footage captured by aerial drones as part of a narwhal research camp in Tremblay Sound in north Baffin has given biologists new insights into...
Alaska tundra has become a carbon emitter rather than carbon sink, study finds

Alaska tundra has become a carbon emitter rather than carbon sink,...

The tundra of Alaska and other Arctic regions once soaked up atmospheric carbon and locked it in the frozen ground, reducing the amount of earth-warming...
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...
New industrial poisons may threaten Arctic environment, says study

New industrial poisons may threaten Arctic environment, says study

Newly discovered industrial poisons are entering the Arctic food chain, but scientific researchers don’t know enough about them to figure out which ones are...