A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring international action

A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring...

People in the Arctic increasingly face a conundrum: Why are their waters and marine systems — so far away from the world’s major population...
Iceland halts its commercial lobster harvest

Iceland halts its commercial lobster harvest

Populations of Norway lobster in Iceland are on the verge of disappearing, that country’s marine research institute has warned, after recording a 20 percent...
Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

The Trump administration's $4.8 trillion proposed 2021 U.S. budget was released Monday, and it includes funding for several Arctic-related initiatives. Key among these are...
Why Arctic sea ice loss could make Western Europe colder

Why Arctic sea ice loss could make Western Europe colder

A new NASA study says that human-caused climate change is rapidly melting Arctic ice and disrupting ocean currents — which could make Western Europe cooler.The...
Trapped on an Arctic island, the last woolly mammoths were plagued by genetic defects

Trapped on an Arctic island, the last woolly mammoths were plagued...

WASHINGTON — The world's last woolly mammoths, sequestered on an Arctic Ocean island outpost, suffered from serious genetic defects caused by generations of inbreeding...
HFO ban could lead to big Arctic price increases, Transport Canada says

HFO ban could lead to big Arctic price increases, Transport Canada...

New rules for marine fuels used by Arctic sealift vessels will lead to big price hikes for food and other commodities in Nunavut this...
Environmentalists seek Endangered Species Act listing for rare Alaska freshwater seals

Environmentalists seek Endangered Species Act listing for rare Alaska freshwater seals

One of the world’s few populations of freshwater seals deserves Endangered Species Act protections, an environmental group has told the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Arctic Sweden

Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Arctic Sweden

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg attended a protest Friday in Jokkmokk, in northern Sweden.Thunberg attended the rally, which fell on the day after National Sámi...
Warmer waters, animal die-offs and toxic blooms are among the signs that a ‘new Arctic’ is here

Warmer waters, animal die-offs and toxic blooms are among the signs...

Temperatures in the northern Bering Sea and in the Chukchi Sea waters directly to its north spiked in 2019 to levels higher than those...
Equinor broadens scope of carbon targets to match rivals

Equinor broadens scope of carbon targets to match rivals

OSLO/LONDON — Equinor joined other major European oil and gas companies on Thursday by including emissions from the fuel it sells to customers in...