Nunavik communities feeling the impact of climate change? There’s help

Nunavik communities feeling the impact of climate change? There’s help

KUUJJUAQ — If Nunavimmiut notice that winters are different now than when they were growing up — that’s climate change.And the Kativik Regional Government’s...
How Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

How Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

HUSAVIK, Iceland — For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely...
How Beaufort Sea oil exploration could affect NASA’s rocket research in Alaska

How Beaufort Sea oil exploration could affect NASA’s rocket research in...

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently announced plans to proceed with a 2019 auction of rights to drill oil in the Beaufort...
Russia’s Novaya Zemlya set to host world’s northernmost mine

Russia’s Novaya Zemlya set to host world’s northernmost mine

A new zinc and lead mine in Russia's Novaya Zemlya archipelago will create 750 new jobs and provide up to 44 billion rubles of...
Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

In recent years, Finland has proposed the construction of a railway from Kirkenes, Norway to Rovaniemi, Finland, a proposal that was well received on...
The Arctic is turning brown because of weird weather — and it could accelerate climate change

The Arctic is turning brown because of weird weather — and...

Over the last few years Arctic scientists have reported a surprising finding: large areas of the Arctic are turning brown. This is in part...
Arctic crab invasion comes to nuclear waste graveyard

Arctic crab invasion comes to nuclear waste graveyard

The Soviet Union during the 1960s and 70s dumped several hundred containers with solid radioactive waste in the Blagopoluchie Bay in Novaya Zemlya. At...
Traffic on Northern Sea Route doubles as Russia aims to reduce ice-class requirements

Traffic on Northern Sea Route doubles as Russia aims to reduce...

Shipping traffic on Russia’s Northern Sea Route reached another milestone, surpassing 15 million tons of cargo during the first eleven months of the year....
Climate change will cost Alaska billions, new national report says

Climate change will cost Alaska billions, new national report says

Thanks to its Arctic location, Alaska faces high costs and extreme impacts from climate change, says a new national report that describes effects nationally.The...
Along Canada’s Hudson Bay, researchers have found grizzly, black and polar bears together for the first time

Along Canada’s Hudson Bay, researchers have found grizzly, black and polar...

North America’s three bear species — black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears — don’t typically live in the same place. But in Wapusk...