How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for Arctic environmental groups

How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for...

Our fear that the polar bear is going extinct is perhaps the world’s most powerful symbol of climate change in the Arctic and its...
Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Two days after Alaska’s lieutenant governor abruptly resigned in what appeared to be a sexual harassment scandal, Alaska’s governor ended his campaign for re-election...
How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean seafloor

How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean...

Throughout world, the ocean floor's details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the...
Birds in the boreal forest will venture further north as the climate changes

Birds in the boreal forest will venture further north as the...

Every year, billions of birds migrate north to the boreal forests in Alaska and Canada. But as the climate changes, the paths of some...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
Production starts at Arctic Alaska’s westernmost oil field

Production starts at Arctic Alaska’s westernmost oil field

ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. has started production at the farthest west oil field on Alaska’s North Slope, a site that is part of a westward...
Sea ice should be rapidly re-freezing in the Arctic Ocean right now. It’s not

Sea ice should be rapidly re-freezing in the Arctic Ocean right...

Ice extent across the Arctic Ocean reached its annual minimum about two weeks ago. By now, ice would normally be forming rapidly, especially in...
Arctic wildlife remains at risk from contaminants, says a Arctic Council report

Arctic wildlife remains at risk from contaminants, says a Arctic Council...

Despite global moves to restrict the industrial production of mercury and persistent organic pollutants, levels of these chemicals remain elevated in some top predator...
Fishery managers consider a new ecosystem plan for Alaska’s rapidly changing Bering Sea

Fishery managers consider a new ecosystem plan for Alaska’s rapidly changing...

The Bering Sea, the source of some of the world's biggest commercial seafood harvests, is transforming rapidly as the climate warms. Now federal fisheries...
Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

A scientific expedition to Novaya Zemlya has discovered “big concentrations of radioactivity” in the ice — and concluded that the glaciers are melting into...