While life expectancy for Alaska Natives continues to grow, some kinds of cancer remain persistent

While life expectancy for Alaska Natives continues to grow, some kinds...

Life expectancies for Alaska Natives are inching up, but so too is the prevalence of certain kinds of cancer, and cancer death rates remain...
As ice melts, Greenland could become big sand exporter, says study

As ice melts, Greenland could become big sand exporter, says study

OSLO — Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from global warming that is melting the island's vast ice sheet...
An iceberg the size of lower Manhattan broke off a Greenland glacier

An iceberg the size of lower Manhattan broke off a Greenland...

Calving events, where large blocks of ice break from a glacier, happen every day. But witnessing a 4-mile-wide, half-mile-deep, and mile-plus-long iceberg dumping into...
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...
The magnetic North Pole has officially moved

The magnetic North Pole has officially moved

On Monday, researchers updated the official location of the magnetic North Pole.The World Magnetic Model, which is maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed bank to highlight crop diversity

A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed...

ROME — A cult German board game whose fans include Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson may not seem the most obvious vehicle...
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...
Denmark’s ambitious Arctic research strategy is light on funding

Denmark’s ambitious Arctic research strategy is light on funding

Denmark is to become “one of the world’s leading Arctic-research nations,” according a new strategy unveiled by that country’s science minister.Among the proposals put...
Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

Two days after Alaska’s lieutenant governor abruptly resigned in what appeared to be a sexual harassment scandal, Alaska’s governor ended his campaign for re-election...
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...