In the Arctic, yesterday’s extreme is today’s ‘shifted baseline’

In the Arctic, yesterday’s extreme is today’s ‘shifted baseline’

When scientists talk about how warm it is getting in the Arctic, the first thing to remember is that they don’t mean warm, they...
Human activity takes a toll on Nunavik caribou habitat

Human activity takes a toll on Nunavik caribou habitat

Researchers at Université Laval say human activity in northern Quebec is damaging and reducing the extent of caribou habitat, and the health of the herds...
Scientists investigating Bering Sea wildlife deaths find a toxin associated with warmer water

Scientists investigating Bering Sea wildlife deaths find a toxin associated with...

Months after dozens of walruses and thousands of birds died in mysterious circumstances in the Bering Sea, scientists have discovered a clue in the...
A warmer Arctic appears to be the new normal, says annual agency report

A warmer Arctic appears to be the new normal, says annual...

The past year, with dramatic warming in the air, in the water and on land, was a continuation of a “new normal” in the...
Narwhals’ natural threat response could backfire as they encounter more human activity

Narwhals’ natural threat response could backfire as they encounter more human...

Once relatively isolated from human contact, narwhals risk falling victim to their natural reaction to threats as human activities increase in the Arctic waters...
Artificial intelligence could allow ‘new era’ for ice services in Greenland’s waters

Artificial intelligence could allow ‘new era’ for ice services in Greenland’s...

Artificial intelligence is being eyed as a way to allow the Danish ice service to produce more frequent updates of sea ice in the...
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...