Scientists capture ancient Greenland sharks on camera

Scientists capture ancient Greenland sharks on camera

The Greenland shark is one of the world’s largest marine species, reaching lengths over six meters. And yet these fish, which prefer the deep,...
Trudeau’s budget looks after science, giving Arctic researchers hope

Trudeau’s budget looks after science, giving Arctic researchers hope

Canada’s federal government released a budget on Tuesday that offers science a big boost, but there are few clues as to how Arctic research...
Unusually warm temperatures are lingering in much of the Arctic, alarming scientists

Unusually warm temperatures are lingering in much of the Arctic, alarming...

Last week’s warm Arctic temperatures have lasted into early this week, leaving scientists stunned.On Tuesday, parts of the Arctic were more than 20 degrees...
Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in sea ice

Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in...

As the Arctic warms, ships transporting oil to and from the region are poised to become more common. And more ships means a higher...
Svalbard’s ‘Doomsday’ seed vault marks 10th anniversary with upgrades to protect it from climate change

Svalbard’s ‘Doomsday’ seed vault marks 10th anniversary with upgrades to protect...

On Monday, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault marks its 10th anniversary by accepting new deposits from 26 gene banks around the world.Earlier this month, construction...
Canadian scientists are on edge about Arctic research funding

Canadian scientists are on edge about Arctic research funding

Jennifer Provencher’s Instagram feed is flooded with images of snowy glacier-shaped landscapes, small propeller planes, seal skins and seabird eggs. A postdoctoral fellow at...
Arctic continues to experience warmer-than-average temperatures

Arctic continues to experience warmer-than-average temperatures

Warm January temperatures are lasting into February in some Arctic locations.On Monday and Tuesday, Cape Morris Jesup in Greenland recorded temperatures above freezing —and...
Russia’s Kola peninsula gets a new national park

Russia’s Kola peninsula gets a new national park

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday signed a decree protecting 840 square kilometers (about 325 square miles) of the Khibiny Mountains.Environmental groups, including...
Arctic sea ice algae need less light to grow than researchers thought. Here’s why that matters

Arctic sea ice algae need less light to grow than researchers...

Large-massed animals like polar bears and walruses might attract much of the news coverage in the Arctic. But smaller players like sea algae also...
Report: Arctic refuge coastal plain, poised for oil development, is increasingly important for wildlife

Report: Arctic refuge coastal plain, poised for oil development, is increasingly...

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, the area slated by the Trump administration for oil leasing, is an increasingly important site for polar...