Warmer, shorter winters have turned permafrost regions from carbon sink to source

Warmer, shorter winters have turned permafrost regions from carbon sink to...

Permafrost holds within it more carbon than has ever been produced by humans. And for a long time, that carbon was safely locked in...
Russia finds a market in India for its vast reserves of Arctic coal

Russia finds a market in India for its vast reserves of...

It was not alternative and green power that was discussed when Indian Minister of oil, natural gas and steel Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan visited Russia...
Nunavik is gaining ground while other coastlines erode

Nunavik is gaining ground while other coastlines erode

If you stand on the beach in Kuujjuaraapik on the Hudson Bay coast, your feet are firmly planted in Nunavik and, furthermore, Quebec.But if...
Nike, other retailers vow not to use Arctic shipping routes

Nike, other retailers vow not to use Arctic shipping routes

Nike recently teamed up with the Ocean Conservancy in a pledge not to use Arctic shipping routes, citing both safety and environmental concerns about...
Methane emissions from North Slope oil fields are larger than previously believed — but minor compared to flux from warming soils

Methane emissions from North Slope oil fields are larger than previously...

A study of fugitive methane produced by oil operations on Alaska’s North Slope provides a combination of bad news and good news.The bad: The...
Across Arctic Canada, sea ice levels are again at record lows

Across Arctic Canada, sea ice levels are again at record lows

Last October, when Juuta Sarpinak of Igloolik set off on a seal hunt, he took his snowmobile. For the same trip exactly a year...
EU grants more licenses in contested snow crab fisheries near Svalbard

EU grants more licenses in contested snow crab fisheries near Svalbard

The EU is once again planning to award 20 licenses for snow crab fishing near Svalbard, in violation of a ruling by the Norwegian...
A lack of ice in the Chukchi Sea is setting the scene for a record-late freeze

A lack of ice in the Chukchi Sea is setting the...

Two winters ago, the full freeze did not arrive in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska until New Year’s Eve, the latest date in the...
How an art project works to bring Arctic climate change to a global audience

How an art project works to bring Arctic climate change to...

Scientists have been studying climate change in the Arctic for decades, and countless studies have quantified the wide-ranging effects of changes in the region...
Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for Alaska natural gas proposes skipping the costly pipeline

Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for...

For half a century, Alaskans have considered plan after plan to build a pipeline that would get the North Slope’s vast but stranded natural...