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...
New climate calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they’re right

New climate calculations could buy the Earth some time — if...

A group of prominent scientists on Monday created a potential whiplash moment for climate policy, suggesting that humanity could have considerably more time than...
125,000 years ago, the central Arctic was covered by summer sea ice – even though temperatures were higher

125,000 years ago, the central Arctic was covered by summer sea...

When thinking about the future of Arctic sea ice, the past can help.Clues are important as the region warms faster than anywhere else on Earth...
The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes

The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes

In the devastating wake of back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate scientists are discussing the link between climate change and extreme storms with renewed...
Alaska’s small high-mountain glaciers play a big role in groundwater and river systems

Alaska’s small high-mountain glaciers play a big role in groundwater and...

The small and sometimes patchy glaciers that cling to high mountain slopes in Alaska appear to be big players in groundwater and river systems...
North Slope ‘fish spa’ might hold answers to survival in a warming Arctic

North Slope ‘fish spa’ might hold answers to survival in a...

TOOLIK LAKE — A North Slope “fish spa” might hold answers to how arctic grayling will react in a changing climate.The lab at Toolik...
North Slope lakes get artificial warmth to simulate climate change

North Slope lakes get artificial warmth to simulate climate change

TOOLIK LAKE -- Forty-eight propane tanks, three swimming pool heat pumps and three generators are key to studying climate change in one of the...
Big melt season in Chukchi and Beaufort seas affects animals, people and the weather ahead

Big melt season in Chukchi and Beaufort seas affects animals, people...

Sea ice is sparse in Arctic waters off Alaska, and the implications for animals, upcoming winter weather and next year’s ice pack are reported to...
As the Arctic warms, scientists at this remote field station try to make sense of the changing environment

As the Arctic warms, scientists at this remote field station try...

TOOLIK LAKE, Alaska — As Alaska’s climate changes, almost every veteran researcher at Toolik Field Station, the Arctic research center just north of the...