Typhoon Merbok pounded Alaska’s vulnerable coastal communities at a critical time

Typhoon Merbok pounded Alaska’s vulnerable coastal communities at a critical time

The powerful remnants of Typhoon Merbok pounded Alaska’s western coast on Sept. 17, 2022, pushing homes off their foundations and tearing apart protective berms...
A historic storm brings widespread coastal flooding to western Alaska

A historic storm brings widespread coastal flooding to western Alaska

The remnants of Typhoon Merbok pummeled coastal settlements in western Alaska on Saturday, bringing high winds and the highest sea levels recorded in some...
Scientists are divining the future of Earth’s ice-covered oceans at their fringes

Scientists are divining the future of Earth’s ice-covered oceans at their fringes

One of the harshest and most dynamic regions on Earth is the marginal ice zone — the place where ocean waves meet sea ice,...
Equinor, others apply for right to explore for oil and gas off Norway

Equinor, others apply for right to explore for oil and gas...

OSLO — Some 26 energy companies have sought Norway's permission to drill for oil and gas in this year's predefined areas licensing round, the...
Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northernmost island’ isn’t the first to be erased from the map

Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northernmost island’ isn’t the...

In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island. It was small and gravelly,...
Climate tipping points of coral die-off, ice sheet collapse closer than thought

Climate tipping points of coral die-off, ice sheet collapse closer than...

LONDON — When might the world's bleaching coral reefs pass the point of no return? When would warming temperatures cause the Greenland Ice Sheet...
Why Arctic wildfires are releasing more carbon than ever

Why Arctic wildfires are releasing more carbon than ever

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires darkened skies over the Alaska Interior this summer, with the state experiencing its fastest start to the fire season...
Climate change is driving a sharp increase in Arctic mercury levels, a new report says

Climate change is driving a sharp increase in Arctic mercury levels,...

As ice melts and permafrost thaws, mercury levels will likely rise in the Arctic, with serious implications for the people and ecosystems of the...
Greta Thunberg says Swedish politicians ignoring climate crisis as election nears

Greta Thunberg says Swedish politicians ignoring climate crisis as election nears

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's politicians are ignoring the climate crisis in the run-up to the election on Sept. 11 and treating it as if it...
Summer 2022 was warmest on record for Svalbard

Summer 2022 was warmest on record for Svalbard

Temperature records are becoming the new normal for summers on Svalbard, the Arctic archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Stable temperatures at...