Scientists advise slashing Barents Sea cod, haddock quotas

Scientists advise slashing Barents Sea cod, haddock quotas

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recommends the 2019 quota for Barents Sea cod to be set to a maximum of...
‘Tundra be dammed’: Beavers are following shrubs into Arctic tundra landscapes

‘Tundra be dammed’: Beavers are following shrubs into Arctic tundra landscapes

North American beavers, the wood-chomping denizens of the forests, are moving into the Arctic as woody shrubs spread across the tundra.Scientists with the University...
Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

Finland president calls for Arctic Council to reduce black carbon emissions

In a meeting Wednesday, Finland president Sauli Niinisto called on the Arctic Council to cut down on black carbon emissions in the region.According to...
Small bugs point to surprising finding: ancient Greenland was warmer than once thought

Small bugs point to surprising finding: ancient Greenland was warmer than...

Science, even with its grand discoveries and shifting paradigms, can sometimes be dull work. It involves leaning over bits of tundra, meticulously separating one...
Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher waves

Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher...

Receding sea ice is increasingly making Arctic routes a viable option for shippers, but with less ice comes greater potential for higher waves. While...
Sea ice is near record low, with ice especially scarce on Pacific side off Alaska

Sea ice is near record low, with ice especially scarce on...

Arctic sea ice extent for May was the second-lowest for that month in the satellite history, and the Pacific side of the Arctic has...
Trump administration plans construction to prepare Alaska’s Arctic refuge for oil drilling

Trump administration plans construction to prepare Alaska’s Arctic refuge for oil...

ANCHORAGE — The Trump administration said on Thursday it would spend $4 million on construction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in preparation...
A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped heavy oil on Alaska’s North Slope

A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped...

Overlaying the prolific oil reservoirs that have fed production of the Alaska North Slope oil fields for the past four decades is a completely...
How traditional knowledge helps scientists studying polar bears in Greenland

How traditional knowledge helps scientists studying polar bears in Greenland

 When trying to learn more about the polar bear population in Greenland, start with the people whose job is to know them best: polar...
Electric vehicles boom gives higher dividends to Nornickel shareholders

Electric vehicles boom gives higher dividends to Nornickel shareholders

Russia's Nornickel profited in 2017 in large measure thanks to a global rise in nickel prices. As the world’s largest refined nickel producer, the...