Narwhals are helping NASA understand melting ice in Greenland

Narwhals are helping NASA understand melting ice in Greenland

Greenland's ice cap holds beneath it 10 percent of the earth's freshwater, enough to raise global sea levels by 20 feet. While there's no...
Alaska’s permafrost is thawing

Alaska’s permafrost is thawing

YUKON DELTA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska — The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and even here...
Geologists search for Earth’s earliest life forms in Nunavut

Geologists search for Earth’s earliest life forms in Nunavut

More than a billion years ago, a planet-changing volcanic eruption fossilized some of Earth’s first organisms in lava flows stretching across North America’s Arctic...
New Arctic Alaska marine atlas details ecosystems of the changing region

New Arctic Alaska marine atlas details ecosystems of the changing region

Birds, fish, marine mammals, oil rigs, ships of various sizes and people cross paths in the Arctic waters off Alaska. Now a detailed atlas...
Arctic remains at risk from tsunamis, experts warn

Arctic remains at risk from tsunamis, experts warn

The Arctic remains at risk from the kind of landslide and resulting tsunami that tore into the northwestern Greenland village of Nuugaatsiaq June 18, a...
A tale of two Alaska goose populations: Y-K Delta’s shrinks, while Arctic coast’s expands

A tale of two Alaska goose populations: Y-K Delta’s shrinks, while...

For decades, the crowds of small, dark sea geese on the tundra of southwestern Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have been thinning, a situation opposite that...
Camp aims to create homegrown scientists on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Camp aims to create homegrown scientists on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

BETHEL, Alaska — On the Kwethluk River over the past week, during rainy days geared around studies of wild salmon, government hunting rules and local plants,...
Canada’s science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge

Canada’s science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge

As the summer research season gets underway in the Arctic, many scientists are travelling north — but only one of those scientists is also...
Scientists challenge magazine story about ‘uninhabitable Earth’

Scientists challenge magazine story about ‘uninhabitable Earth’

The temptation to paint a dire picture of climate change, at a time when the Trump administration seems bent on questioning a widely accepted...
The Arctic is full of mercury, and scientists think they know how it’s getting there

The Arctic is full of mercury, and scientists think they know...

The remote Arctic tundra may seem like the last place on Earth human pollution should be causing a problem - yet it's filled with...