A search-and-rescue exercise simulates an Arctic cruise ship mishap

A search-and-rescue exercise simulates an Arctic cruise ship mishap

What do you do when 66 Arctic cruise passengers can’t return to their ship after a shore excursion in a small boat?That was the...
Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp season cancelled before it started

Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp season cancelled before it started

Barneo, Russia's annual ice camp at the North Pole won't open for the first time in 18 years, thanks to a combination of chilly...
Record-early Alaska river breakups are part of a long-term warming trend

Record-early Alaska river breakups are part of a long-term warming trend

When a wooden tripod dropped from the last bit of melting ice into the flowing water of Alaska’s Tanana River just after midnight on...
Major indicators in agreement: Arctic undergoing ‘unprecedented’ change

Major indicators in agreement: Arctic undergoing ‘unprecedented’ change

The Arctic is warming and melting so rapidly that it is becoming a completely different place than it was in the late 20th century, according...
Senate set to confirm ex-lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior chief

Senate set to confirm ex-lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior chief

The U.S. Senate is set to confirm former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt as the next Interior Secretary on Thursday, even as coastal state senators...
Oil drilling in part of Norway’s Arctic just became a lot less likely

Oil drilling in part of Norway’s Arctic just became a lot...

Future oil development in part of Norway’s Arctic offshore waters has become a lot less likely, after the Norwegian Labor Party withdrew support of...
Understanding climate change is key to Arctic diplomacy, experts say

Understanding climate change is key to Arctic diplomacy, experts say

Arctic diplomacy requires a deep understanding of climate change, researchers say — but scientists are struggling to predict and convey the unprecedented changes taking...
Blanket land protection might not be the best option to preserve Nunavut caribou herds, argues a wildlife biologist

Blanket land protection might not be the best option to preserve...

A wildlife biologist with a long history of work on environmental assessments of mines in Nunavut remains unconvinced that total protection of lands now...
New information about Alaska’s Arctic mystery well might not have a big impact in the ANWR drilling debate

New information about Alaska’s Arctic mystery well might not have a...

For decades, there has been no shortage of speculation and just a few scraps of public information about the only oil well ever drilled...
Canadians say Trump administration’s Arctic refuge plan ignores transboundary impacts

Canadians say Trump administration’s Arctic refuge plan ignores transboundary impacts

The Trump administration, in its push to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, has largely ignored impacts that the development would...