Waste management in Inuit Nunangat needs major fixes, says Oceans North report

Waste management in Inuit Nunangat needs major fixes, says Oceans North...

It’s time for higher levels of government to clean up an Arctic waste problem they helped create, says a new report aimed at halving...
New fissures have opened at an erupting Icelandic volcano

New fissures have opened at an erupting Icelandic volcano

Two new fissures have opened in an Icelandic volcano which erupted nearly three weeks ago, video filmed on Monday showed. Eyewitness video shot from a...
Greenlanders head to polls in snap election

Greenlanders head to polls in snap election

Greenlanders headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in a snap parliamentary election that has been dominated by debate over a controversial mining project...
The coming diseases: As the climate warms, Alaska faces new threats from zoonotic illnesses

The coming diseases: As the climate warms, Alaska faces new threats...

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
Canada considers listing ringed seals under Species at Risk Act

Canada considers listing ringed seals under Species at Risk Act

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans will begin consultations with communities across the North this fall about whether to list ringed seals under the...
Arctic lightning has tripled since 2010, thanks to rapid warming

Arctic lightning has tripled since 2010, thanks to rapid warming

In a single decade, summer lightning tripled across the Arctic, a change directly attributed to rapid Arctic warming, a new scientific paper reports. “Now that...
Relatively low maximum Arctic ice extent part of the ‘new normal’

Relatively low maximum Arctic ice extent part of the ‘new normal’

After an “uneventful” winter freeze, Arctic sea ice extent has passed its seasonal maximum and it is starting its annual melt, the National Snow...
Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck in Arctic sea ice

A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck...

Over the past decade shipping traffic in the Arctic has expanded rapidly, especially along Russia’s Northern Sea Route, which has seen a ten-fold increase...
Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Norway’s coastal communities are familiar with polar lows, but they often go unnoticed in Canada. Short-lived, but intense and hard to forecast, polar lows...