Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

To better understand chemical and ecological changes in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, scientists have launched a small fleet...
The largest ever international Arctic research project is underway

The largest ever international Arctic research project is underway

The largest international Arctic research project to be undertaken, the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) project, was kick-started last...
The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

Arctic sea ice could vanish not just in the summer but also in the fall by this century if global warming continues on its...
For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is underway in Alaska

For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is...

Dead seabirds have again been found turning up on Bering Strait region beaches, making this the fourth consecutive year with unusual die-offs in coastal...
First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next year

First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next...

Two beluga whales will set off from an aquarium in China to a secluded bay in Iceland next year, where they will live in...
Sea ice loss is poised to dramatically change the Barents Sea ecosystem

Sea ice loss is poised to dramatically change the Barents Sea...

Sea ice retreat has been a well-documented consequence of climate change in the Arctic. Now, a new study projects that a related change could...
Ports without shore power will be losers in future cruise ship market

Ports without shore power will be losers in future cruise ship...

Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament, has decided to instruct the government to work out a strategy on how to establish shore and charging power for...
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...
Norway offers Arctic oil drillers a big opening near protected Svalbard waters

Norway offers Arctic oil drillers a big opening near protected Svalbard...

Norway announced the opening of nine new petroleum exploration licenses in the Barents Sea, including some areas near the protected waters off Svalbard and...
Researchers found the toxic leftovers of a northern Canadian mine in nearby snowshoe hares

Researchers found the toxic leftovers of a northern Canadian mine in...

Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy.The gold extraction process,...