A new critical habitat designation is on the way for ringed seals, after US courts uphold threatened listing

A new critical habitat designation is on the way for ringed...

A new proposal for critical habitat across Alaska's Arctic marine environment is on the way now that a federal appeals court has upheld Endangered...
How the saga of Barents Sea snow crab illustrates the complexity of climate change

How the saga of Barents Sea snow crab illustrates the complexity...

There’s much more to snow crab than their tasty legs and claws. Especially so in the last few years as these large, cold water...
Interior takes step toward 2019 Beaufort oil lease sale

Interior takes step toward 2019 Beaufort oil lease sale

The U.S. Department of Interior is moving forward on new oil and gas leasing in the offshore Arctic, targeting some areas that had been...
Newtok poised to be relocation model for climate-imperiled villages

Newtok poised to be relocation model for climate-imperiled villages

New money from the federal budget to the Denali Commission will be used to push forward with the relocation of an Alaska village hard...
Climate change is affecting wild berries, and the people who depend on them

Climate change is affecting wild berries, and the people who depend...

For many people in regions across the Far North who depend on wild food, there is a common traditional pattern: Harvest salmon when the...
Arctic sea ice just reached the second lowest winter maximum on record

Arctic sea ice just reached the second lowest winter maximum on...

Arctic sea ice has begun its annual melt after reaching the second-lowest winter maximum extent in the 39-year satellite record.The maximum extent of 14.48...
Yamal reindeer get mass vaccination against anthrax

Yamal reindeer get mass vaccination against anthrax

Regional authorities in Russia's Yamalo-Nenets region on March 12th kickstarted this year’s major immunization effort as the first teams of veterinarians moved out to...
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...