Eastern Arctic polar bears are doing OK — for now

Eastern Arctic polar bears are doing OK — for now

Finally, a little good news about polar bears in western Greenland and Canada’s eastern Arctic.A recent comprehensive three-year scientific study of Canada’s two easternmost...
Could a giant polar bear skull found at an eroding Alaska archaeological site be the legendary ‘weasel bear?’

Could a giant polar bear skull found at an eroding Alaska...

Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving...
Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January – UN

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January –...

GENEVA — The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological...
Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird Arctic weather

Scientists are trying to predict the impacts of this winter’s weird...

With the most recent blast of exceptionally warm air into the Arctic at the end of last week, marking the third time this winter...
Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary US data show

Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary US data show

OSLO — Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary...
Study finds human-made toxics in creatures even in deepest part of oceans

Study finds human-made toxics in creatures even in deepest part of...

OSLO — Shrimp-like creatures living in the deepest parts of the oceans contain high levels of human-made toxic substances, scientists said on Monday.Tiny crustaceans, such...
NASA took on an unprecedented study of Greenland’s melting. Now, the data are coming in.

NASA took on an unprecedented study of Greenland’s melting. Now, the...

Back in 2015, in a moment of science communication genius, NASA created a mission called "OMG." The acronym basically ensured that a new scientific...
Temperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing — for the third time this winter

Temperatures in the Arctic are skyrocketing — for the third time...

While much of the Northeast was forced to batten down the hatches this week against strong winds, heavy snow and other icy conditions, the...
Alaska’s far north an outlier as January temperatures stay near historic average

Alaska’s far north an outlier as January temperatures stay near historic...

January may have felt chilly to Alaskans who have become accustomed to successive mild winters, but it was actually a slightly warmer-than-normal month compared...
January sea-ice extent hits record low

January sea-ice extent hits record low

Despite an accelerating growth rate at the end of the month, January 2017 set a record for the lowest sea-ice extent for the month,...