The mammoth’s last stand: How the Wrangel Island herd died off

The mammoth’s last stand: How the Wrangel Island herd died off

In a remote, mist-wrapped island north of the eastern tip of Siberia, a small group of woolly mammoths became the last survivors of their...
Killer whales in once-icy Arctic waters are scaring away narwhals

Killer whales in once-icy Arctic waters are scaring away narwhals

When orcas invade their Arctic territory, narwhals flee, possibly even before the predatory newcomers make any attacks, according to new research.A study that simultaneously tracked...
Norway unveils most advanced research vessel to sail the Arctic Ocean

Norway unveils most advanced research vessel to sail the Arctic Ocean

A milestone was set this week for what will be the most advanced high-tech research vessel ever breaking the ice on the top of...
Scientists just measured a rapid growth in acidity in the Arctic Ocean

Scientists just measured a rapid growth in acidity in the Arctic...

The Arctic is suffering so many consequences related to climate change, it's hard to know where to begin anymore. It's warming more rapidly than...
Study finds persistent organic pollutants are declining in the Arctic

Study finds persistent organic pollutants are declining in the Arctic

A newly-released Arctic Council report on persistent organic pollutants contains some positive findings for the circumpolar world.POPs — which include toxic PCBs, DDT and...
Eastern Arctic polar bears are doing OK — for now

Eastern Arctic polar bears are doing OK — for now

Finally, a little good news about polar bears in western Greenland and Canada’s eastern Arctic.A recent comprehensive three-year scientific study of Canada’s two easternmost...
Could a giant polar bear skull found at an eroding Alaska archaeological site be the legendary ‘weasel bear?’

Could a giant polar bear skull found at an eroding Alaska...

Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving...
Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January – UN

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January –...

GENEVA — The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological...
Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird Arctic weather

Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird...

With the most recent blast of exceptionally warm air into the Arctic at the end of last week, marking the third time this winter...
Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary US data show

Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary US data show

OSLO — Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary...