Commission coordinating Alaska village relocation awaits new leader

Commission coordinating Alaska village relocation awaits new leader

The federal agency tasked with coordinating efforts to relocate eroding Alaska villages now lacks a permanent leader.The Denali Commission lost its federal co-chair when...
A changing climate is altering Arctic insect populations

A changing climate is altering Arctic insect populations

The springtail is not one of your better-known Arctic creatures. The small, wingless insect gets its name from how it uses its rigid tail...
Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

This weekend, Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant left St. Petersburg, slowly making its way to Arctic waters.The power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, was launched...
Alaska youths sue to force state action on climate change

Alaska youths sue to force state action on climate change

An attorney representing a group of environmentally minded young Alaskans argued in state court on Monday that Alaska’s enthusiastic embrace of oil development is...
Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

The Arctic may be thousands of miles from the planet's largest cities and fastest booming populations, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of human...
How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened northern communities

How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened...

Time is running out for the 375 residents of Newtok, a river village soon to be washed away by the Ninglick River in Southwest...
Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a...

Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in...
Mysterious circles in Arctic sea ice have scientists baffled

Mysterious circles in Arctic sea ice have scientists baffled

Just when all the mysteries of the natural world seem to be answered, a pattern of Arctic sea ice circles comes your way.Recently, scientists...
UAF, Sandia labs agree to cooperate on Arctic research

UAF, Sandia labs agree to cooperate on Arctic research

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has signed an agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to cooperate on Arctic research, the institutions said on Tuesday.The umbrella...
Debris from another rocket launch is headed for Baffin Bay

Debris from another rocket launch is headed for Baffin Bay

When the European Space Agency launches its newest satellite into orbit on Wednesday, one section of the Russian rocket propelling it into space is...