Difficult ice conditions slow Swedish icebreaker’s expedition to the North Pole

Difficult ice conditions slow Swedish icebreaker’s expedition to the North Pole

A Swedish icebreaker on the way to the North Pole encountered heavy ice conditions before stopping just before the North Pole.The Swedish icebreaker Oden embarked to...
Grey water dumped into Nunavut waters is set to double by 2035, says WWF

Grey water dumped into Nunavut waters is set to double by...

The amount of grey water dumped from ships into northern waters could double by the year 2035, if Transport Canada doesn’t work on its...
Permafrost thaw below Arctic lakes could be a much worse greenhouse gas source than previously thought

Permafrost thaw below Arctic lakes could be a much worse greenhouse...

There is trouble bubbling in the millions of permafrost lakes dotting the Arctic landscape: massive amounts of carbon being released into the atmosphere and...
The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next year

The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next...

"A green footprint is an inevitable part of future tourism in the Arctic,” says Agnes Árnadóttir, co-founder of Green Wave Holding, the company to...
With erosion threatening its shoreline, Utqiagvik’s residents are stepping up as citizen scientists

With erosion threatening its shoreline, Utqiagvik’s residents are stepping up as...

To understand how worried residents in the northernmost U.S. community are about storm-wave flooding, take a walk along the beach.In Utqiagvik, formerly known as...
US Coast Guard evaluates the environmental effects of new icebreakers

US Coast Guard evaluates the environmental effects of new icebreakers

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comment on its draft environmental impact statement on the design and construction of six polar-class icebreakers.The polar...
Better living conditions in the Arctic isn’t entirely good news for mosquitoes

Better living conditions in the Arctic isn’t entirely good news for...

In the Arctic, just as in many other regions, changes in mosquito populations are a tangible consequence of warming temperatures. Recent research carried out...
Scientists are close to losing a critical tool for sea ice research

Scientists are close to losing a critical tool for sea ice...

Sea ice is vital to the Arctic, influencing climate patterns, human and animal interactions, and ecological processes. And it's no secret that the ice...
Alaska’s climate action team suggests the state set up a carbon-pricing system

Alaska’s climate action team suggests the state set up a carbon-pricing...

Alaska, scientists have been saying for years, is on the front line of climate change. Now the climate leadership team appointed by Gov. Bill...
With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight vessels from Russia's Northern Fleet vessels set sail from the fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula Wednesday heading northeast on...