Polar bear numbers seen declining a third from Arctic sea ice melt

Polar bear numbers seen declining a third from Arctic sea ice...

Rising temperatures that melt sea ice in the Arctic will probably reduce the polar bear population by a third over the next few decades,...
Stalking snowy owls — and the mystery of their wintertime migration

Stalking snowy owls — and the mystery of their wintertime migration

The following is excerpted with permission from the new book, “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls,” by Paul Bannick (Braided...
Svalbard reindeer are shrinking as their Arctic environment changes

Svalbard reindeer are shrinking as their Arctic environment changes

OSLO — Reindeer are shrinking on Svalbard in a side-effect of climate change that has curbed winter food for animals often depicted as pulling Father Christmas'...
Pace of climate change in Svalbard poses challenge for scientists

Pace of climate change in Svalbard poses challenge for scientists

Scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute argue in an article in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that climate changes are happening so fast in the...
Studies paint grim outlook for mammal species

Studies paint grim outlook for mammal species

By this point, a single academic paper predicting a sharp decline in polar-bear populations over the next 40 years is, unfortunately, not all that...
From pole to pole, twin sea ice records have scientists stunned

From pole to pole, twin sea ice records have scientists stunned

We already knew there was something pretty odd about last month, November, in the Arctic. And in the Antarctic. At both poles, much of...
Arctic sea ice isn’t just shrinking in area; it’s also getting thinner

Arctic sea ice isn’t just shrinking in area; it’s also getting...

Had November been normal, sea-ice extent might have been somewhat above average for the month.Despite exceptionally warm air and water temperatures in the Arctic...
Steller sea lions in Alaska’s western Aleutians keep getting scarcer

Steller sea lions in Alaska’s western Aleutians keep getting scarcer

Steller sea lions, iconic Alaska marine mammals known for their loud roars and endangered status, continued their decadeslong downward spiral in Alaska’s westernmost islands...
Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

OSLO — Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size...
Indigenous peoples of the world’s coastlines are losing their fisheries – and their way of life

Indigenous peoples of the world’s coastlines are losing their fisheries –...

The world loves seafood. According to some estimates, people consumed about 102 million tons of it last year.A new study released Friday by the...