Wearing miniature ‘backpacks,’ robins are tracked and studied for reaction to climate change

Wearing miniature ‘backpacks,’ robins are tracked and studied for reaction to...

In April and May, 28 American robins took flight from the Boreal Center for Bird Conservation in Alberta, Canada, each with a miniature “backpack”...
For Arctic nitrous oxide emissions, a little goes a long way

For Arctic nitrous oxide emissions, a little goes a long way

A warming Arctic is releasing potent greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide into the atmosphere that contribute to global warming, exposing gaps in what we...
Narwhals are helping NASA understand melting ice in Greenland

Narwhals are helping NASA understand melting ice in Greenland

Greenland's ice cap holds beneath it 10 percent of the earth's freshwater, enough to raise global sea levels by 20 feet. While there's no...
Alaska’s permafrost is thawing

Alaska’s permafrost is thawing

YUKON DELTA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska — The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and even here...
Geologists search for Earth’s earliest life forms in Nunavut

Geologists search for Earth’s earliest life forms in Nunavut

More than a billion years ago, a planet-changing volcanic eruption fossilized some of Earth’s first organisms in lava flows stretching across North America’s Arctic...
New Arctic Alaska marine atlas details ecosystems of the changing region

New Arctic Alaska marine atlas details ecosystems of the changing region

Birds, fish, marine mammals, oil rigs, ships of various sizes and people cross paths in the Arctic waters off Alaska. Now a detailed atlas...
Arctic remains at risk from tsunamis, experts warn

Arctic remains at risk from tsunamis, experts warn

The Arctic remains at risk from the kind of landslide and resulting tsunami that tore into the northwestern Greenland village of Nuugaatsiaq June 18, a...
A tale of two Alaska goose populations: Y-K Delta’s shrinks, while Arctic coast’s expands

A tale of two Alaska goose populations: Y-K Delta’s shrinks, while...

For decades, the crowds of small, dark sea geese on the tundra of southwestern Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have been thinning, a situation opposite that...
Camp aims to create homegrown scientists on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Camp aims to create homegrown scientists on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

BETHEL, Alaska — On the Kwethluk River over the past week, during rainy days geared around studies of wild salmon, government hunting rules and local plants,...
Canada’s science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge

Canada’s science minister promotes Arctic research, traditional knowledge

As the summer research season gets underway in the Arctic, many scientists are travelling north — but only one of those scientists is also...