Alaska’s small high-mountain glaciers play a big role in groundwater and river systems

Alaska’s small high-mountain glaciers play a big role in groundwater and...

The small and sometimes patchy glaciers that cling to high mountain slopes in Alaska appear to be big players in groundwater and river systems...
Arctic cruises accused of leaving Indigenous communities in the cold

Arctic cruises accused of leaving Indigenous communities in the cold

LONDON — A lust for adventure tourism is driving a rise in the number of cruise ships touring the Arctic, but local people are...
For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish dump’

For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish...

“This is what I found during a short 200-meter walk along the shoreline of Sorgfjorden on the north coast of Spitsbergen,”Mats Forsberg tells the...
U.S. wildlife regulator slams Trump’s Arctic refuge drilling study

U.S. wildlife regulator slams Trump’s Arctic refuge drilling study

The Trump administration failed to adequately consider oil spills, climate change and the welfare of polar bears in its expedited study of proposed drilling...
North Slope lakes get artificial warmth to simulate climate change

North Slope lakes get artificial warmth to simulate climate change

TOOLIK LAKE -- Forty-eight propane tanks, three swimming pool heat pumps and three generators are key to studying climate change in one of the...
For seals, melting glaciers offer only a temporary refuge from global warming

For seals, melting glaciers offer only a temporary refuge from global...

Two decades ago, the ringed seals and beluga whales of Svalbard spent about half of their time foraging at glacial fronts, gorging themselves on...
US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...
The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal...

Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching...
Arctic seabirds build nests with plastic waste

Arctic seabirds build nests with plastic waste

Thousands and thousands of birds are packed together, making noise, quarreling with each other over each square centimeter on the cliffs at Gjesværstappan, the...
Alaska’s permafrost is thawing

Alaska’s permafrost is thawing

YUKON DELTA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska — The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and even here...