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...
Difficult ice conditions slow Swedish icebreaker’s expedition to the North Pole

Difficult ice conditions slow Swedish icebreaker’s expedition to the North Pole

A Swedish icebreaker on the way to the North Pole encountered heavy ice conditions before stopping just before the North Pole.The Swedish icebreaker Oden embarked to...
How Greenland’s ice is melting from both above and below

How Greenland’s ice is melting from both above and below

There were no scientists around circa 11,000 years ago, when the great Laurentide Ice Sheet, which once covered much of present day North America,...
As the Arctic warms, scientists at this remote field station try to make sense of the changing environment

As the Arctic warms, scientists at this remote field station try...

TOOLIK LAKE, Alaska — As Alaska’s climate changes, almost every veteran researcher at Toolik Field Station, the Arctic research center just north of the...
Svalbard reindeer are shrinking as their Arctic environment changes

Svalbard reindeer are shrinking as their Arctic environment changes

OSLO — Reindeer are shrinking on Svalbard in a side-effect of climate change that has curbed winter food for animals often depicted as pulling Father Christmas'...
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...
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...
New revelations about ANWR’s only test well cast doubt on oil prospects

New revelations about ANWR’s only test well cast doubt on oil...

The bitter debate over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain may be much ado about only a little oil, according...
Senate set to confirm ex-lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior chief

Senate set to confirm ex-lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior chief

The U.S. Senate is set to confirm former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt as the next Interior Secretary on Thursday, even as coastal state senators...
Climate change is pushing the Arctic into unprecedented — and unpredictable — territory, scientists warn

Climate change is pushing the Arctic into unprecedented — and unpredictable...

Changes in the Arctic are pushing the region into uncharted territory, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Every year...