Sea ice is near record low, with ice especially scarce on Pacific side off Alaska

Sea ice is near record low, with ice especially scarce on...

Arctic sea ice extent for May was the second-lowest for that month in the satellite history, and the Pacific side of the Arctic has...
Trump administration plans construction to prepare Alaska’s Arctic refuge for oil drilling

Trump administration plans construction to prepare Alaska’s Arctic refuge for oil...

ANCHORAGE — The Trump administration said on Thursday it would spend $4 million on construction projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in preparation...
A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped heavy oil on Alaska’s North Slope

A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped...

Overlaying the prolific oil reservoirs that have fed production of the Alaska North Slope oil fields for the past four decades is a completely...
How traditional knowledge helps scientists studying polar bears in Greenland

How traditional knowledge helps scientists studying polar bears in Greenland

 When trying to learn more about the polar bear population in Greenland, start with the people whose job is to know them best: polar...
Electric vehicles boom gives higher dividends to Nornickel shareholders

Electric vehicles boom gives higher dividends to Nornickel shareholders

Russia's Nornickel profited in 2017 in large measure thanks to a global rise in nickel prices. As the world’s largest refined nickel producer, the...
In Alaska, the National Weather Service must change as rapidly as the climate

In Alaska, the National Weather Service must change as rapidly as...

In 2012, Shell Oil began drilling exploratory oil and gas wells in the Chukchi Sea, off the northwest coast of Alaska.The company poured billions...
Conservation groups, Greenland fishermen agree on 12-year salmon moratorium

Conservation groups, Greenland fishermen agree on 12-year salmon moratorium

Greenland’s commercial fishermen have signed away the right to catch $4 million worth salmon in the waters along the western coast of their country...
Ice cores are our best link to ancient climates. Scientists are racing to preserve them while we still can.

Ice cores are our best link to ancient climates. Scientists are...

Sealed in steel tubes and stacked in a vast room, these hunks of ice have come a long way.Each of them has been carefully...
With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for Bering Strait shipping lanes

With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for...

The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect...
Thinning Arctic sea ice influences the atmosphere — with spinoff effects for Eurasia, study says

Thinning Arctic sea ice influences the atmosphere — with spinoff effects...

As Arctic sea ice thins as well as retreats, the world should expect weather patterns to change, a new study says.Even if sea ice...