Arctic sea ice reaches record-low maximum extent for 3rd winter in a row

Arctic sea ice reaches record-low maximum extent for 3rd winter in...

Arctic sea ice has begun its annual melt after reaching a record-low winter maximum extent, scientists announced on Wednesday.The winter freeze-up peaked on March...
Trump to nominate ex-energy lobbyist Bernhardt to head Interior

Trump to nominate ex-energy lobbyist Bernhardt to head Interior

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be secretary of the interior, the...
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....
Arctic sea ice may vanish even if world achieves climate goal, scientists say

Arctic sea ice may vanish even if world achieves climate goal,...

OSLO - Arctic sea ice may vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by...
Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

A polar bear was shot and killed Saturday after it attacked and injured a tour guide.The attack happened Saturday morning when a group of...
A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

It began as an aurora observatory — a place to improve atmospheric observations and space science in northern Iceland, at a rural outpost an...
Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

In recent years, Finland has proposed the construction of a railway from Kirkenes, Norway to Rovaniemi, Finland, a proposal that was well received on...
By 2030, half the world’s oceans could be reeling from climate change, scientists say

By 2030, half the world’s oceans could be reeling from climate...

More than half the world's oceans could suffer multiple symptoms of climate change over the next 15 years, including rising temperatures, acidification, lower oxygen...
Nunavut Marine Council seeks funding — and a voice on shipping and conservation issues

Nunavut Marine Council seeks funding — and a voice on shipping...

One of Nunavut’s more obscure public bodies, the Nunavut Marine Council, can now boast that it’s got a “five-year strategic plan” — but right...
The spread of woody shrubs into tundra landscapes could benefit some birds — at last in the short term

The spread of woody shrubs into tundra landscapes could benefit some...

As Arctic temperatures rise and shrubs spread northward into the tundra, many branch-perching birds are benefiting. But that benefit has a limit because, at...