Beaufort Sea polar bears are spending more time on land — and becoming more exposed to land-based diseases, scientists find

Beaufort Sea polar bears are spending more time on land —...

Polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea are spending more time on shore as Arctic sea ice diminishes — and are increasingly exposed to...
How a ‘frozen debris lobe’ threatens Alaska’s only highway to the Arctic

How a ‘frozen debris lobe’ threatens Alaska’s only highway to the...

A slow-moving blob of frozen debris is threatening Alaska’s only highway to the Arctic, but state officials say they have time to move the...
As traditional Alaska Native marine diets decline, vitamin D deficiency rises

As traditional Alaska Native marine diets decline, vitamin D deficiency rises

Reduced consumption of traditional marine foods over the past decades has triggered a rise in vitamin D deficiencies, and the result has been an...
Scientists are increasingly confident about predictions of an ice-free Arctic in summer in the 2040s

Scientists are increasingly confident about predictions of an ice-free Arctic in...

The Arctic Ocean is expected to be virtually ice-free in late summer in the 2040s, the release of carbon from thawing permafrost is expected...
A Western Nunavut goose die-off was due to ‘natural causes,’ autopsies show

A Western Nunavut goose die-off was due to ‘natural causes,’ autopsies...

Natural causes led to the death of more than 1,000 geese on Long Point beach outside Cambridge Bay this past August, a pathologist’s report has found.“It...
Ottawa coughs up short-term money for High Arctic research station

Ottawa coughs up short-term money for High Arctic research station

Canada’s most remote research station has survived the chopping block again and now has another a year and a half—and $1.6 million—to study climate...
NASA’s newest polar-orbiting satellite promises a wealth of better Arctic information

NASA’s newest polar-orbiting satellite promises a wealth of better Arctic information

Shortly after midnight on Nov. 14, NASA expects to launch an ultra-advanced polar-orbiting satellite into space, the first of four that promise to send to Earth much...
While life expectancy for Alaska Natives continues to grow, some kinds of cancer remain persistent

While life expectancy for Alaska Natives continues to grow, some kinds...

Life expectancies for Alaska Natives are inching up, but so too is the prevalence of certain kinds of cancer, and cancer death rates remain...
Collaboration can help in the Indigenous water crisis

Collaboration can help in the Indigenous water crisis

How often do you think about the water that comes out of your tap? Where it comes from, how it’s treated or whether it’s...
Study: ‘Unprecedented’ rain, warmth for Alaska by end of century

Study: ‘Unprecedented’ rain, warmth for Alaska by end of century

If current carbon emissions and climate trends hold, the Far North can join the hurricane-soaked South as a place of wet-weather extremes, new research shows.Climate...