Grant to buy, demolish homes an incremental step toward Newtok relocation

Grant to buy, demolish homes an incremental step toward Newtok relocation

Residents of Newtok, a Yup’ik village perched precariously on eroding permafrost, got a small step closer to their goal of relocation when the federal...
What does ‘shrubification’ mean for the Arctic?

What does ‘shrubification’ mean for the Arctic?

It’s a phenomenon so common it has morphed into its own verb. “Shrubification” describes the expansion of shrubs across the Arctic, from the North...
With glacial melt accelerating, a geoengineering movement gathers momentum

With glacial melt accelerating, a geoengineering movement gathers momentum

Resorting to geoengineering, taking steps to purposely alter the Earth’s climate, to address the effects of a changing climate, is an old idea, dating...
Already in overtime, NASA’s ice-monitoring mission is finally nearing its end

Already in overtime, NASA’s ice-monitoring mission is finally nearing its end

When it began in 2010, NASA’s Operation IceBridge was meant as a stop-gap solution that would last for five years, spanning the unexpected loss...
A new study further links warm Arctic temperatures with extreme weather at lower latitudes

A new study further links warm Arctic temperatures with extreme weather...

As the Arctic experiences one of its warmest winters on record, parts of Europe and the eastern U.S. are enduring blistering cold and snow....
Deep-sea Arctic starfish have eyes (and some other cool talents)

Deep-sea Arctic starfish have eyes (and some other cool talents)

Don’t look now, but that starfish is checking you out.Well, kinda. The fact that these creatures found in dark ocean waters have the capability...
International Inuit org plans to create new wildlife committee

International Inuit org plans to create new wildlife committee

When the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s general assembly meets in Utqiaġvik, Alaska (formerly known as Barrow) this July, it will have new strategies to consider...
Environmental group sues to secure Endangered Species Act protections for walruses

Environmental group sues to secure Endangered Species Act protections for walruses

Five months after the Trump administration rejected an Endangered Species Act listing for the Pacific walrus, an environmental group has sued to try to...
Top Interior official promises speedy preparation for ANWR oil leasing

Top Interior official promises speedy preparation for ANWR oil leasing

The regulatory process needed to prepare for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is set to start imminently, a top Department of...
What is beyond the ice? A glimpse into fascinating Arctic marine wildlife

What is beyond the ice? A glimpse into fascinating Arctic marine...

If we want to protect nature, we have to know it first.Little known to most people, the Arctic Ocean and its seas are teeming...